Cowgirls Battle Grizzlies to Double-Overtime Draw in Season Opener

Aug. 21, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. -

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The University of Wyoming women’s soccer team outshot Montana 11-7 on Friday night, including 6-1 in shots on goal, but ended its season opener with a 0-0 double-overtime tie against the Grizzlies. Sophomores Shaina Ashouri and Summer Halle paced the Cowgirls with two shots each.

“Our fight and effort tonight was really good,” UW head coach Pete Cuadrado said. “It’s never easy to go on the road and play a good team like Montana. A lot of positives tonight, but some stuff we need to work on. When we get that many good looks, we have to get on one of those and put it in the back of the net.”

The Cowgirls (0-0-1) had solid offensive pressure in their first road contest of the season, but could not find the back of the net. Wyoming racked up four more shots and five more shots on goal than Montana (0-0-1), while earning a 7-4 advantage in corners and committing five less fouls. All four of Ashouri and Halle’s shots were directed on goal, while freshmen Jessie Gentle and Annika Clayton posted two shots as well. One of Gentle’s efforts went on goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Georgia Rowntree started and made one save in 45 minutes, while freshman Cassidy Entsminger finished the final 65 minutes for the combined shutout.

Wyoming continues its season at Hawai’i on Thursday at 11 p.m. MT.