Cowgirls Play Home Opener Friday Against Hartford

Aug. 26, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team will look to defend their home field this Friday when they play their home opener against Hartford at 4 p.m. The Cowgirls will also host Western Michigan on Sunday at noon.

"We are excited to open the home portion of our schedule with two quality opponents in Hartford and Western Michigan," said UW head coach Danny Sanchez. "Both of these teams did well in their conference play last fall so we know they will be tests for us to see where we are at."

The Cowgirls and Hawks will meet for the first time ever on Friday. Hartford returns 11 letterwinners and eight starters from last years squad that finished with an overall record of 8-6-5 overall.

Last season, Wyoming opened up the season at Western Michigan and lost 3-1. Before coming to Laramie, the Broncos will play their first regular season game of 2009 at Northern Colorado.

Kickoff this Friday between the Cowgirls and Hawks is set for 4 p.m. on Friday at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.

Wyoming began the season last week against Denver and fell short 1-0. Senior Emily Layton and freshman Olivia Mohtadi led the Cowgirls with three shots each.

On Sunday, members of LSA/Blizzard, and other statewide soccer organizations, including the Olympic Development Program will be invited to attend. Following the game, there will be a BBQ hosted by the Cowgirl Soccer team for all soccer players in attendance and their families as well as an autograph session with Cowgirl players and Pistol Pete. All players receive free admittance when they wear their game uniform. Game time on Sunday between the Cowgirls and Broncos will be at noon.