LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Sophomore forwards Shaina Ashouri and Kaitlyn Lomsnes tallied goals on Sunday afternoon to help the Cowgirls slide by Utah State 2-1 at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. The victory over the Aggies moved Wyoming to 9-5-4 on the season and 5-4-1 in Mountain West action.
"I'm proud of the whole team," Cowgirl soccer head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "I really thought the effort was great today. I thought our defense played well and it was nice to see us rebound after Utah State put one on the board. With no seniors on the team, it was great to see that maturity to grind out the win."
Ashouri scored the only goal of the first half in the 18th minute off a well-placed cross kick from freshman midfielder Annika Clayton. Ashouri's goal proved to be her team-leading ninth score of the season. Utah State's Sydnie Dolzine kicked a ball past freshman goalkeeper Cassidy Entsminger in the 81st minute to tie the score 1-1. Shortly after, UW's Lomsnes answered back with a goal of her own in the 86th minute after receiving a through ball from Ashouri to pull the Cowgirls ahead 2-1. It was the first goal of the season for Lomsnes.
Wyoming dominated the pitch racking up 13 shots, six corner kicks and four saves on the afternoon. Entsminger played all 90 minutes of the match recording one save in the first stanza and three in the second. Ashouri and Clayton led the Cowgirls in shots, notching three each. Lomsnes and junior forward Laurel Ramer each tallied two shots throughout the match against the Aggies. Defenders Katie Marcheso and Taylor Burton and midfielder Summer Halle each had a shot of their own.
Wyoming will face off against Border War rival Colorado State in Ft. Collins, Colo., for its last regular-season match on Friday. The game is set for a 3 p.m. MT start.