A Successful Start for the Wyoming Cowgirls
Charlotte Hume and Laurel Ramer scored goals ten minutes apart, as the Wyoming Cowgirls defeated Houston Baptist 2-0 in the season opener for both teams.
Cowgirls head coach Pete Cuadrado said last Friday they made some changes at halftime, and it paid off.
“They were giving us the end line, and we weren’t taking it. I thought we were cutting back in front of their defense the entire time… I think they hopefully saw the results of that… When we got to the end line, there’s nothing you can do to stop that. Just made the game a lot easier and easy chances to finish.”
Wyoming (1-0) out-shot the Huskies 11-0 in the first half, but didn’t manage one in the net.
That ended six minutes into the second half. Mandy Meyer beat a defender to the end line from the right corner and fed one across to Hume, who put it low and to the goalie’s left in the 51st minute.
Hume described the goal, “Anne (Hinman) took a shot; bounced off; Kait (Kaitlyn Lomsnes) found it, found Mandy; and I saw her coming in, so I made that run and she played the perfect ball.”
Ramer’s goal came in similar fashion, but from Jessie Gentle in the 61st minute.
UW finished with 20 shots compared to two for Houston Baptist. Cowgirls keeper Georgia Rowntree made one save for the shutout.
Cuadrado would have preferred a couple of more goals, but he’ll take 1-0.
“Last year, I think we started with four ties in a row, and probably two or three of those games I felt like we were the better team… It is a big step forward for us to get that first one and kind of get that monkey off your back.”
Wyoming has their first road match against Idaho State Tuesday in Pocatello. The match is at 4 p.m.