LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team will continue conference play this weekend to take on UNLV and Nevada. Wyoming will look to improve its 2-3-1 Mountain West record and 6-4-4 overall mark.
"These games are huge for us," Wyoming Cowgirl soccer head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "It's not easy going on the road for conference games. Everyone in the conference is playing well at home right now, with the standings being so close we need to score points and come out with wins."
Freshmen goalkeeper Cassidy Entsminger and midfielder Summer Taube will return to their home city of Las Vegas, Nev., with the matchup against UNLV. Entsminger has played in 12 out of 14 games this season. She has recorded 23 saves in 643 minutes of playing time. Taube has played in 4 games this season and recorded 23 minutes of playing time.
UW's defense has been strong all season forcing seven shutouts, which ties its all-time single season shutout record. The Cowgirls have tallied 49 saves this season. Wyoming has also totaled 76 corner kicks and 202 shots this season, scoring on 18 of the attempts.
The UNLV Rebels sit in 10th place in the MW conference standings. UNLV holds a conference record of 2-4-0 and an overall mark of 4-8-2. The Rebels are led by Jodi Barber who has notched five goals, two assists and 12 points on the year. Last season, the Cowgirls upended the Rebels 3-0 in Laramie. However, UNLV has a 12-4-3 all-time advantage over UW.
The Nevada Wolfpack are in 11th place in the MW with a record of 1-4-1. Nevada has an overall standing of 4-8-2 this season. The Wolfpack are led by Lindsey Salcido with five goals, three assists and 13 points. The Cowgirls trumped the Pack by a score of 4-0 in Laramie last season. UW boasts a 2-1-1 all-time record against Nevada.
Friday's kickoff against UNLV is set for 8 p.m., MT. Then, the Cowgirls will travel to Reno to battle Nevada on Sunday with a 2 p.m. start.