Wyoming drops home match against Colorado College
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming soccer team saw the side of equation it has avoided, for the most part, at the Madrid Sports Complex this season. In most every home match, the Cowgirls have been the aggressor, controlled the game, and it eventually resulted in a victory.
Sunday against Colorado College was the inverse of that. The Tigers set the tone and attacked from the outset, rallying for a 2-1 win.
The loss drops Wyoming to 6-7-1 overall and 2-4-0 in Mountain West Conference play. The victory improves Colorado College to 3-9-1 overall and 2-3-1 in league action.
“We’ve talked about being resilient when teams present us with a problem,” head coach Colleen Corbin said. “The way that Colorado College came out today made it hard for us, and we’ve talked about needing to be resilient in those moments and weathering that storm and finding a way to win.
“To (Colorado College’s) credit, they put us under, and they worked really hard and created really good chances.”
The Tigers outshot the Cowgirls 21-8 on Sunday. The larger disparity occurred in the second half where Colorado College earned an 11-1 shot advantage.
That culminated in two second-half goals for the Tigers. Jacqui Hand had the first score in the 53rd minute, while Josie Morales had the second one in the 67th minute.
Wyoming took the early lead courtesy of its unique weaponry. Sophomore forward Alyssa Bedard flip-threw a ball into the box that freshman forward Maddi Chance deposited into the back of the net.
That gave the Cowgirls the lead in the 36th minute. It marked Chance’s third goal of the season and second in as many games.
Redshirt-junior goalkeeper Alex Daws kept busy in net in what was her second consecutive start. She registered five saves.
“It’s hard to walk away from games feeling like we didn’t give our best effort,” Corbin said. “There’s been a couple games this season where we feel like we should have done more and could have done more and didn’t. But it’s a growing process for us. Our only objective is to move forward, get better and grow from it.”
Wyoming remains at home for a pair of games next week. The Cowgirls play host to UNLV on Friday at 3 p.m. before an 11 a.m. match against Nevada on Sunday.
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