From the desk of Amy Dambro
Wyoming Athletic Department
LARAMIE, Wyo. – Head soccer coach Pete Cuadrado on Friday announced a 19-game schedule with 10 home matches for 2019. The home matches, which include six against Mountain West opponentns, will be played at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.
Wyoming will open the 2019 season with two road contests against UTEP on Thurs., Aug. 22 and New Mexico State on Sun., Aug. 25. The Thursday night contest will be the first meeting with the Miners since a 2017 match that the Cowgirls won, 3-1. It will be the fourth meeting between the Cowgirls and the Aggies.
The Cowgirls will open a four-game homestand on Fri., Aug. 30 against the Northern Colorado Bears. The Cowgirls carry the longest non-conference home unbeaten streak among D-I programs into this season, holding a 13-0-3 record dating back to the 2013 season.
Wyoming welcomes Baylor (Sept. 6) to Laramie for the first time in school history. The two met previously in 2017 with the Bears coming out on top with a 2-1 double overtime victory. Three more regional rivals follow with a contest against Idaho State on Sun., Sept. 8 and Southern Utah on the following Friday and Montana on Sunday, Sept. 15 in Missoula. The Cowgirls will conclude their non-conference slate against South Dakota on Thurs., Sept. 19. The match is scheduled to be played at Thunder Basin High School in Gillette.
“Looking at our 2019 schedule a few really exciting characteristics stick out. We have ten homes game which is exciting because we always do well playing at home,” head coach Pete Cuadrado said. “Next, welcoming in Baylor will be a great challenge for our team. Every year we try to test ourselves, and to be able to do so at home against a team of that caliber is a big positive for our program. Lastly, the match in Gillette on September 19th is a tremendous outreach opportunity for our team. The Gillette community really embraces the sport of soccer, and to be able to play in front of that crowd will be a great environment. Overall, our goals will remain relatively the same, and if our players can put in the needed time and effort we should expect to see some good results.”
Wyoming will face all 11 other Mountain West teams during the regular season, starting with two home contests to open conference play. They welcome San Diego State on Fri., Sept. 27, followed by New Mexico on Sunday. The Cowgirls first conference road trip will be against Air Force and Colorado College will be followed up with four straight home matches during the middle of October. UW will host defending tournament champion San Jose State on Sunday, Oct. 11 and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Sunday, Oct. 13. Boise State will make a trip to Laramie on Fri., Oct. 18 while the last home match of the season will be on Sunday, Oct. 20 against the Utah State Aggies.
UW will wrap up the regular season on the road for the final three matches beginning on Oct. 25 against the UNLV Lady Rebels. On Oct. 27, the Cowgirls will face the Nevada Wolf Pack in Reno. The annual Border War will conclude the 2019 campaign on Nov. 1.
All regular season games will be played on Fridays and Sundays, except for the non-conference road contests against UTEP and South Dakota which are scheduled for Thursdays.
The Mountain West Tournament will run Nov. 5-9 in Boise, Idaho, hosted by the Boise State Broncos. Fans can purchase season tickets through the Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office at 307-766-7220 or online at GoWyo.com.