LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
Defender Alisha Bass and forward Shaina Ashouri each scored one goal to help Wyoming roll over the Rebels by a score of 2-1 on Friday night at Johann Memorial Field in Las Vegas, Nev. Bass got her second goal of the season in the 48th minute as she kicked the ball in the back of the net off an assist from junior forward Laurel Ramer. Ashouri received a cross pass from freshman defender Taylor Burton to score the game-winning goal in the 68th minute. That score proved to be Ashouri's eighth goal of the season and helped the Cowgirls improve their Mountain West record to 3-3-1 and overall record to 7-4-4 this season.
"I thought we had a slow start to the game," Cowgirl soccer head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "The team managed some half-time adjustments very well and picked up the tempo in the second half. It was great to get a win on the road, which is not easy to do in this conference."
Goalkeepers Georgia Rowntree and Cassidy Entsminger tallied eight saves throughout the match. Rowntree recorded five saves in the first stanza as Entsminger notched three in the second. The Wyoming defense only gave up one score as UNLV's Chidera Akubuilo scored the first goal of the night off a header from a corner kick in the 22nd minute.
The Rebels outshot the Cowgirls 21-14 and also in corner kicks 4-3. Ashouri led UW in shots with six, as sophomore forward Kaitlyn Lomsnes tallied two shots on the evening. Defenders Sammi Dunda, Alyssa Murray and Bass each had one shot on goal. Forwards Laurel Ramer and Jessie Gentle also had one shot of their own for the Cowgirls.
Wyoming will continue its MW schedule by traveling to Reno, Nev. to battle the Nevada Wolfpack on Sunday. Kickoff is set to start at 2 p.m. MT.