Cowgirls Tie ‘Bows After Two Overtimes

Aug. 27, 2015

HONOLULU, Hawai'i -

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The University of Wyoming women's soccer team tied the Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine, 2-2, after two overtimes on Thursday in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Sophomore forward Shaina Ashouri scored in the 75th minute with an assist from sophomore forward Candace Sciberras to send the game into overtime.

“I thought the effort was great tonight,” Cowgirl head coach Pete Cuadrado said. “It was great to notch a couple of tallies on the night.”

Hawai’i got off to a quick start as Paige Okazaki scored off a loose ball in front of the net in the third minute of the match. Shortly after, the Cowgirls notched a goal of their own from junior forward Laurel Ramer that tied the match. Ramer’s first goal of the season came off an assist from freshman forward Jessie Gentle.

The two teams went into the half dead-locked at 1-1. The Rainbow Wahine took the lead in the 51st minute off a goal from Tiana Fujimoto. The lead lasted until the 75th minute when Ashouri notched the tying goal to make it 2-2. The two teams battled until the end of regulation and two overtimes until the game finished tied 2-2.

Wyoming’s goaltending by Georgia Rowntree and Cassidy Entsminger was solid throughout the match recording nine saves. Hawai’i out-shot the Cowgirls 23-11, but the Cowgirls recorded seven corner kicks to the Rainbow Wahine’s two.

Ashouri powered the Cowgirl offense with four shots on the night. Sciberras followed with three shots with two of those coming on goal.

The Cowgirls return to action on Saturday night in Honolulu against regional rival Denver. Kickoff is set for 11 p.m. MT.