LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming women's soccer team, currently second in the Mountain West standings, faces a tough weekend, as the Cowgirls host third-place Colorado College on Friday at 3 p.m. MT and fourth-place Air Force at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Both matches will take place at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex, where Wyoming is a perfect 3-0-0 this season. The Cowgirls split matches last weekend at Utah State and Boise State. Freshman forward Kaitlyn Lomsnes notched the lone goal in a double-overtime victory over the Broncos last Sunday.
"We are always excited to play at home," UW head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "The team knows we have two very good opponents this weekend and we have to prepare accordingly. We have started conference play strong, but it is 4 games of an 11 game schedule and we need to continue to improve game by game."
Friday will be Wyoming's "Kick Out Cancer" where fans wearing pink will receive discounted admission to the match. Adults will be $5 and kids will be $3, as the first 200 fans will receive pink pom-poms. Sunday's match will be "Wyoming Soccer Day" where all Laramie and Cheyenne youth soccer players wearing their uniforms will receive free admission with the option to scrimmage at halftime and a free petting zoo.
Last time vs. Colorado College: Wyoming trails in the series 0-7-0, with the last meeting on Sept. 2, 2010. The Cowgirls fell 3-0 to the Tigers at the Louis S. Madrid Sport Complex in Laramie. UW fell behind early when the Tigers scored off a shot to the upper left corner in the second-minute mark. Colorado College found its second goal in the 31st minute with a shot into the lower corner and in the 56th minute added another.
Colorado College won its last match 2-0 against New Mexico last Sunday at the UNM Soccer Complex in Albuquerque, N.M. The Tigers first goal came from a shot from 12 yards out off a crossed ball in the 25th minute. At the 87-minute mark Colorado College notched its second goal off a shot from the top of the box.
Last time vs. Air Force: The Cowgirls lead the series 10-7-1, with the last meeting on Nov. 1, 2013. Wyoming dropped a 3-1 decision to Air Force at the Soccer Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Air Force found its first two goals in the 16th and 28th minutes off headers. Wyoming answered with a goal in the 55th minute off a put back, but the Falcons scored their third and final goal of the match in the 74th minute.
Air Force lost its last match, 3-2, in double overtime against San Diego State last Sunday at the SDSU Sportsdeck in San Diego, Calif. The Falcons came out an early lead on goals in the 21st minute and in the 37th minute. The Aztecs scored a goal in the last 10 seconds of the half to make it a 2-1 game. San Diego State scored in the 79th minute off a put back. In the second overtime San Diego State scored on a penalty kick in the 104th minute for the victory.