LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team will continue conference play this weekend at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. UW will take on the New Mexico Lobos and the San Diego State Aztecs. The Cowgirls will host the Lobos on Friday at 3 p.m., MT and the Aztecs on Sunday at 1 p.m.
"Both teams are good teams," UW soccer head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "They are two teams that we played in the Mountain West Tournament last year. If we can get on the back end of the chances that we are creating, we will have a good chance at winning this weekend."
Wyoming's defense has been strong all year as they have accumulated six shutouts, which ties them for first in the Mountain West with San Diego State. UW has outshot opponents 182-123 and have scored on 17 of those shots. The Cowgirls have the second most shots in the conference, behind UNLV (188).
Sophomore forward Shaina Ashouri leads the MW with 18 points on the season. She has recorded seven goals on 44 shots and four assists. Sophomore defender Alisha Bass notched her first goal of the year this past weekend against Colorado College.
The New Mexico Lobos are 5-6-0 on the year with wins over New Mexico State, Idaho State, Utah State, Boise State and Nevada. The Lobos are led by Madisyn Olguin who has three goals this season. New Mexico has tallied three shutouts and holds a 3-1-0 record in MW play. New Mexico holds a 14-7-4 record against Wyoming.
The San Diego State Aztecs boast a 7-4-0 overall record and a 3-1-0 conference record. They have wins over Utah Valley, Kentucky, Florida Gulf Coast, San Diego, Utah State, UNLV and Nevada. The Aztecs are led by Leah Pruitt with five goals and six assists. San Diego State holds a 14-4-1 record over the Cowgirls.
Fans that wear pink to Friday's match against the Lobos will receive free admission, as all students in attendance will receive a pink Wyoming koozie. Sunday's match with the Aztecs will feature an alumni game. All former Wyoming players are invited back to the game and will be recognized at halftime.