Cowgirl Soccer Drops Final Match of Road Swing
by Bud Denega, UW Athletics–7 Sep ’21
The University of Wyoming soccer team experienced an unceremonious conclusion to its first road trip of the season. The Cowgirls fell to St. Thomas 3-0 on Tuesday at South Field.
“We didn’t set the tone or set the tempo early, and that was something I was hoping we’d do,” head coach Colleen Corbin said. “We have to find a way to be the same team on the road that we are at home, and to me, it’s more of a mentality thing than a soccer thing.”
The loss drops UW to 3-2-1 on the season. The win improves the Tommies to 2-2-1.
A relatively tepid first half ended with St. Thomas netting a goal in the waning moments. Maddie Bomsta scored in the 45th minute, staking the Tommies to a halftime advantage.
Wyoming managed three shots in the opening 45 minutes and made a concerted effort to up that total in the second half. Eight shots were fired during the final 45 minutes, as the Cowgirls made a push to level the score.
However, St. Thomas added to its advantage on a couple different occasions. Jasmine Gates scored in the 58th minute to make it 2-0, and Kristen Epperly gave the game its final tally with a goal in the 81st minute.
Freshman forward Maddi Chance paced Wyoming with a trio of shots, all of which were on frame. Redshirt-junior midfielder Jamie Tatum added a pair of shots, while six other players – three who came off the bench – logged a shot.
Redshirt-junior goalkeeper Alex Daws registered a career-high 11 saves. Her previous best was six.
Wyoming returns home for its second-to-last non-conference match. The Cowgirls host Idaho State on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Madrid Sports Complex.