LARAMIE, Wyo. (RELEASE)- The Wyoming women's soccer team played its final tune-up of the preseason and finished with a 4-2 victory over FC Boulder on Saturday afternoon.
Both teams had opportunities in the early going of the contest but each came up empty. The Cowgirls would strike first with 17:41 on the clock with a nice move by sophomore Amber Vokoun to make it 1-0. Over the next 15 minute stretch, there was only one shot taken by freshman Keelie Wortmann which was saved by FC Boulder. In the 33rd minute, senior Summer Taube made it a 2-0 lead for UW. She floated the ball in off a free kick 20 yards inside the midfield line. It was quiet the rest of the half with the Cowgirls going in to the locker room up two goals.
In the second half, FC Boulder came out strong with three shots in the first 15 minutes and connected with the back of the net in the 58th minute. Wyoming responded in the 67th minute with a goal by freshman Sydney Miller who drove a shot past the goalie from the right side of the box. The Cowgirls increased that lead to 4-1 after a goal from sophomore Indianna Asimus who dribbled up the middle and pushed it past the goalkeeper. FC Boulder scored a goal late in the game but the UW went on to the 4-2 win.
"Today is the first step in a long journey for the season," head coach Pete Cuadrado said. "The biggest thing for us is scoring four goals in a game, you don't really want to give up two, so we still have things to work on. I was happy with the effort especially with all of the new faces on the field, playing everyone and it was a positive day for us. We have to get better come next Thursday."
Three players had two shots apiece for the Cowgirls, with Taube and Miller putting them on goal. Sophomore Savannah Warner and Wortmann each played all 90 minutes while junior Elle Webber saw action in 83 minutes. Wyoming had ten shots for the match with seven on goal compared to six shots and four on goal from FC Boulder.
The Cowgirls will open up the regular season next Thursday on the road against the UTEP Miners. The game is set for 7:00 p.m. MT in El Paso, Texas.