Whether young girls staring at the field with wide eyes or recruits for next year keeping sharp track of every move, fans at today’s women’s soccer game against the San Jose State Spartans sure got their money’s worth.
The rain did not stop the Cowgirls from getting off to a quick start. The Pokes had two shots on goal within the first six minutes of the game. The first coming from Brittney Stark only 2 minutes and 20 seconds into the half and the second by Alisha Bass at six minutes.
A questionable call from the referee 20 minutes in the half was met his harsh words from the stands as it came when Wyoming was making a push for a goal. The rest of the half was very evenly matched.
During halftime, local elementary age girls got a chance to display their skills in front of the Cowgirl crowd and squealed with laughter at getting to share the same field as the women on the Wyoming soccer team that they look up to.
As the second half ensued the Cowgirls had a close call as Jessie Gentle went down with a slight injury, luckily for the Pokes she was okay.
As the game went on it looked more and more like regulation play would end scoreless however at the 80-minute mark Bass was able to punch one in giving the Pokes a 1-0 lead. They were able to hold onto this lead for the final 10 minutes of the game giving them a well-deserved win over conference rival San Jose State.
The Cowgirls will resume play against the Nevada Wolf Pack this Friday in Reno, Nevada.