FORT COLLINS, Colo. -
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Sophomore forward Kaitlyn Lomsnes and freshman defender Alyssa Murray tallied goals for Wyoming to beat the Colorado State Rams 2-1 on Friday afternoon at The Lagoon in Fort Collins, Colo. The victory over CSU clinches the third-consecutive playoff berth for UW. The Cowgirls end the regular-season with an overall record of 10-5-4 and a Mountain West mark of 6-4-1.
"It's always a battle when you play in a Border War," Cowgirl soccer head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "The girls came out with great tenacity and followed the game plan. It felt good to seal our spot in the conference tournament. The credit goes to the team and their never say die attitude. We plan to use this momentum as we head to San Diego next week."
Lomsnes scored the first goal of the afternoon as she found the lower right corner of the net in the second minute of the match after receiving a cross kick from junior forward Anne Hinman. The goal marked Lomsnes' second of the year. To put the Cowgirls up 2-0, Murray notched the second goal of the game with a header in the 25th minute from a free kick by sophomore forward Shaina Ashouri. Colorado State's Gianna Bertana scored the Rams' only goal of the afternoon after rebounding a blocked shot in the 86th minute.
Wyoming's offense controlled the match outshooting the Rams 10-8 while having eight corner kicks to CSU's two. Ashouri led UW in shots with four, having two come on goal. Lomsnes and junior defender Sammi Dunda tallied two shots of their own while Murray and junior defender Katie Marcheso each had one shot. Seven of the 10 shots by Wyoming came on goal.
The Cowgirl defense held strong as the only goal from CSU came in the last four minutes of regulation. Freshman goalkeeper Cassidy Entsminger totaled three saves on the afternoon.
UW will return to the pitch in San Diego on Tuesday at 8 p.m. MT, to start the MW Championship Tournament. The Cowgirls will face the Colorado College Tigers.