Freshman Kayla Cryer gets her first career goal as Cowgirl

POCATELLO, Idaho – The University of Wyoming women’s soccer team battled Idaho State to overtime on Friday afternoon at Davis Field, but the Bengals netted the game winner seven minutes into the extra period for a 3-2 win over the Cowgirls.  Senior forward Kasey Curtis scored a goal four minutes into the second half and freshman forward Kayla Cryer added a goal to in the 77th minute, but it wasn’t enough for the Cowgirls.

The Wyoming had a total of 11 shots, including with four on goal and four corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Alex Boehm had four saves, while Cryer paced Wyoming’s offense with four shots and two on goal.

In first half UW came out with an aggressive offense and strong supporting defense that didn’t allow any goals. The Cowgirls had several quality attacks at goal, including a free kick by sophomore defender Sammi Dunda that freshman forward Alisha Bass redirected but the ball just missed the goal. Shortly after Cryer had a break away down the middle and shot the ball over the net.

Four minutes into the second half UW was fouled inside the Bengals box and Curtis converted the penalty kick that was good for a goal, her second of the season. Idaho State responded with a goal to tie the game 1-1 in the 54th minute, and added a goal in the 66th minute to go up 2-1. Wyoming knotted the contest at 2 after Cryer scored a put back off a header by junior midfielder Mollee Ramsay at the 77th minute.

The Bengals found the decisive goal in the 97:35 minute of the extra period.

The Cowgirls will return to the pitch on Sunday at Weber State at 12 p.m. MT in Ogden, Utah.