Cowgirl Soccer to play six straight matches on the road

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Aug. 26, 2014) –  The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team returns to action this weekend, visiting two regional foes. The Cowgirls will have matches on Friday at 4 p.m. MT at Idaho and Sunday at noon MT at Weber State. UW is coming off a 1-0 win against Montana in the most recent game, highlighted by senior Kasey Curtis scoring her first goal of the season.

“I’m looking forward to two tough games on the road and both teams are quality sides that will test us,” UW head coach Pete Cuadrado said. “We will need to be ready for a battle, we need to be clean in the back and finish in front of the net. I do feel good about where our team is at right now, and we will be ready for these games.”

A look at the matchup – Idaho:  UW leads the overall series 3-3-1, with the last meeting happening Sept. 22, 2013. In the last matchup, Wyoming beat Idaho 1-0 at the Louis S. Madrid Sport Complex in double overtime.

Idaho State won this past week’s game against Minot State 4-2, making its record 1-0-0. Amanda Ellsworth and Maria Sanchez each had four shots on goal, and Whitney Peterson and Samantha Rodriquez finished with three. Ellsworth got two of her four to the back of the net, one off a throw-in and the other unassisted drive in the box past the keeper. Sanchez earned the other two goals, including one from 17 yards out right side of the goal and the other off a header.

A look at the matchup – Weber State: The last time these two teams played was Sept. 13, 2013, with Weber State taking the win over Wyoming 3-2. Weber leads the series between these two 2-6-0.

Weber State fell last week to Westminster 1-0 to fall to 0-1-0. The Wildcats outshot Westminster by a 14-9 margin. Makenzie Harrison, Kendra Smith, Ryley Hansen, Stacy Bair and Mackenzie Peck all led with two shots each.