LARAMIE – Head coach Pete Cuadrado and the University of Wyoming women’s soccer program announced its 2017 schedule this afternoon. The 19-game slate features 10 home matches at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex, five of which are against Mountain West foes.
For the second-consecutive year, the Cowgirls will start their season hosting an exhibition matchup in Hastings, Neb. Wyoming will face off with South Dakota State on Friday, Aug. 11, in their only preseason game before opening the 2017 campaign at Baylor on Sunday, Aug. 20. The Cowgirls will play their first home match of the year on Friday, Aug. 25, against Southern Utah looking to extend their home winning streak against non-conference opponents that dates back to the 2013 season.
Wyoming then faces a quick turnaround with a road contest against the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday, Aug. 27. The Cowgirls return home for the first of three weekend home stretches on Sept. 1 and 3. Wyoming will face UTEP on Friday before a contest with McNeese State on Sunday afternoon. The final road non-conference game will be in Ogden, Utah, against Utah Valley in a rematch of last season’s double-overtime thriller. Home matchups against Northern Colorado and Idaho State round out the non-conference portion of the schedule.
“We’re excited about the quality of teams we will face this season, both in non-conference and then certainly against the Mountain West.” UW head coach Pete Cuadrado said. “Baylor and Kentucky on the road are good tests for our team. Facing UTEP at home is a good opportunity after last season’s game in El Paso. Northern Colorado is a great rivalry, and getting another win over Utah Valley would be big.”
The Cowgirls open Mountain West play in Colorado Springs, Colo., against Colorado College on Sept. 22 and Air Force on Sept. 24. Five of Wyoming’s 10 conference games will be played at home, starting with Fresno State on Sept. 29 and San Jose State on Oct. 1. A road swing to Nevada the following weekend will match the Cowgirls with the Nevada Wolfpack on Oct. 6 and UNLV on Oct. 8. Wyoming will welcome Utah State to the Louis S. Madrid Complex on Oct. 13 followed by Boise State on Oct. 15. San Diego State will host the Cowgirls on Oct. 20 before UW and concludes its home slate against New Mexico on Oct. 22. The regular season finale is a road game against conference rival Colorado State on Oct. 27;
All regular season games will be played on Fridays and Sundays, except for a home game against Idaho State on Thursday, Sept. 14.
The Mountain West Tournament will run from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Las Vegas, Nev., hosted by UNLV.
Fans can purchase season tickets through the Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office at 307-766-7220 or online at GoWyo.com.
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2017 Cowgirl Soccer Schedule
Date, school, place
Aug. 11 – South Dakota St. (Exh.), Hastings, NE
Aug. 20 – Baylor, Waco, TX
Aug. 25 – Southern Utah, Laramie
Aug. 27 – Kentucky. Lexington, KY
Sept. 1 – UTEP, Laramie
Sept. 3 – McNeese St., Laramie
Sept. 8 – Utah Valley, Ogden, UT
Sept. 10 – Northern Colorado, Laramie
Sept. 14 – Idaho St., Laramie
Sept. 22 – Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Sept. 24 – Air Force, Colorado Springs, CO
Sept. 29 – Fresno St., Laramie
Oct. 1 – San Jose St., Laramie
Oct. 6 – Nevada, Reno, NV
Oct. 8 – UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 13 – Utah St., Laramie
Oct. 15 – Boise St., Laramie
Oct. 20 – San Diego St., San Diego, CA
Oct. 22 – New Mexico, Laramie, WY
Oct. 27 – Colorado St., Ft. Collins, CO
Oct. 31- Nov. 4 – MW Tournament, Las Vegas