LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming women's soccer team had a dramatic finish when freshman forward Kaitlyn Lomsnes netted a goal in the 103rd minute for a 3-2 overtime victory over Colorado College on Friday afternoon at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. The Cowgirls beat Colorado College for the first time in eight attempts to keep a perfect 4-0 record at home in 2014. Senior defender Alison Clarke earned her first two goals of the season to pace the Cowgirls in scoring for the match.
"I'm just very proud of the total team effort," UW head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "I am proud with the girls overcoming adversity with a penalty kick against us to tie the game. They still had the resilience to keep fighting and get the third goal."
During the 13th minute of overtime sophomore midfielder Mandy Meyer found Lomsnes on the right side of the box for the game-winning shot, after Clarke found her on a free kick. Clarke's two goals also came off set pieces, as she scored in the 48th minute off a free kick from 40 yards out and in the 61st minute on a free kick from 25 yards out. Colorado College scored the game's first goal off a goalkeeper punt that a CC forward controlled at midfield and beat the keeper in the lower right corner. The Tigers tied the game in the 77th minute after Wyoming was called for a hand ball inside the box and CC converted the penalty kick.
The Cowgirls were evenly matched with the Tigers, trailing 19-17 in shots but leading 11-10 in shots on goal. Colorado College took the advantage in corner kicks 6-2. Wyoming was called for 10 fouls, while Colorado College tallied 13 giving Wyoming an advantage in free kicks. Senior goalkeeper Alex Boehm finished with eight saves.
Wyoming returns to its home pitch on Sunday at 1 p.m. MT against Air Force. Sunday's match will be "Wyoming Soccer Day" where all Laramie and Cheyenne youth soccer players wearing their uniforms will receive free admission with the option to scrimmage at halftime and a free petting zoo.