June 1, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer head coach Danny Sanchez announced his team's fall schedule today, which includes 11 home games and matches against four teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year. In all, UW will play 19 regular season games and one exhibition in 2010.
The first action for the Cowgirls will be an exhibition game against Regis University in Laramie on Saturday, Aug. 14. The first regular season match for Wyoming will be at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex against rival Northern Colorado in the Front Range Derby on Friday, Aug. 20.
"We feel that we have put together a very solid non-conference schedule that will prepare us for Mountain West Conference play," said Sanchez. "Opening with regional rivals Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado will definitely give us an early idea of where we are at."
After facing UNC, the Cowgirls will travel to Boulder, Colo. for a match against Big 12 member Colorado followed by three straight home games with Buffalo (Aug. 27), Idaho (Aug. 29) and Colorado College (Sept. 2).
After the three game set at home, the Cowgirls will take to the road for four straight starting with a trip to Atlanta, Ga. to face 2009 Atlantic Sun Conference Champion Kennesaw State on Sept. 5. Continuing on the road the Cowgirls will face Montana, Eastern Washington, Creighton and Drake. The non-conference schedule will finish with home games against 2009 WAC Champion Boise State on Sept. 24 and New Mexico State on Sept. 26.
The Mountain West Conference season will start against BYU on Oct. 2 in Laramie. The next three conference games will be on the road against Utah (Oct. 8), UNLV (Oct. 14) and San Diego State (Oct.16).
The Cowgirls will return home and have three consecutive MWC home games against TCU (Oct. 22), New Mexico (Oct. 24) and Air Force (Oct. 30) to wrap-up the regular season.
The 2010 MWC Tournament will start Nov. 3 in San Diego, Calif.
"Once again every Mountain West Conference game will be a battle," Sanchez said. "Opening with BYU will be a real test for us and will really set the tone for the following three game stretch on the road."
The Cowgirls begin practice for the 2010 season Aug. 4.