Aug 28, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
After an unbeaten two-game stretch last weekend, the University of Wyoming women's soccer team takes the field again Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. against South Dakota in the Cowgirls' home opener at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.
UW's last outing was a 0-0 draw against Montana on Sunday, which followed a season-opening 4-3 victory against TCU on Friday.
"It would have been nice to have gotten that win against Montana," head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "But we know we still have some things to work on. I think we can do a better job of being aggressive and capitalizing when we need to. We're really going to take this week to do that and get ready to play South Dakota."
South Dakota (0-1-1) comes into Laramie fresh off a match against Loyola University Chicago on Friday in which the Coyotes tied the Ramblers 1-1, and on Sunday against Iowa State, which resulted in a 3-1 loss. The Coyotes are led by senior Jenny Teslow and the USD leader in points from last season, sophomore Danielle Anderson. South Dakota ended 2012 with a 1-6-1 conference record and 2-13-3 overall.
The Cowgirls came out strong against TCU, as four different players registered goals in the victory. Senior midfielder Liz O'Reilly had the game winner in the 76th minute against the Horned Frogs off a free kick inside the left post.
Against Montana, the Cowgirls were able to attempt 17 shots but couldn't find the back of the net. Sophomore midfielder Mollee Ramsay led all Cowgirls with four shots. Junior goalkeeper Alex Boehm recorded her first career shutout while notching five saves.
"Much like Montana, South Dakota is a big, physical team," Cuadrado added. "It's definitely a good thing we were already able to play a team like them, but we'll still need to be able to match their physicality and style of play."
The Cowgirls are 2-0 all-time against the Coyotes with both matchups taking place at home at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. The two schools previously met in 2011 in a regular-season match in which Wyoming defeated South Dakota, 3-1. Carmen Blume scored two goals to lead UW, with Kayla Davis adding another.
In 2008, the Cowgirls outshot the Coyotes 27-2 on the game that resulted in a 7-0 victory. Amanda Lathrop had three assists and a goal for Wyoming, as Jerrica DiVincenzo, Laine Hubbard, Corey Theiman, Emily Layton, Cassie Sheffield and Kayla Davis each recorded goals against the Coyotes.