Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer won two big conference games, while swimming and diving started a new season to highlight last weekend’s UW Olympic sports action.

Soccer

A pair of comeback victories at home has the Wyoming Cowgirls at 5-1 in the Mountain West Conference.

Last Friday, UW defeated Colorado College for the first time on the pitch by a final score of 3-2 in overtime. Freshman Kaitlyn Lomsnes scored the winning goal in the 13thminute of OT on an assist from Mandy Meyer. Alison Clarke scored the other two goals in the match.

Sunday, Wyoming (7-6-1) registered a 5-2 win over Air Force. The Cowgirls trailed 2-1 until they exploded for four goals in 14 minutes of the second half. Lomsnes had two goals and an assist, while Alisha Bass added a goal and two assists.

Swimming and Diving

The Wyoming Cowgirls started their new season with a dominant 162-95 dual victory over New Mexico last Thursday. They won all 14 events, as ten different swimmers recorded a victory.

Saturday at the Denver University Relays, the Cowboys began their season with a second place finish, while the Cowgirls ended up third. The Pokes won three of the relays and finished with 234 points. The Cowgirls tallied 174 points and were victorious in four relays.

UW won the Wyoming Diving Invite for a second straight year. Kari Campbell won the synchronized event and 3-meter springboard and was named Diver of the Meet on the ladies side. Jacob Rehmeier duplicated the effort on the men’s side. He was named the Men’s Diver of the Meet, after he captured both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards.

Golf

The Wyoming Cowgirls placed ninth out of 12 squads at the Denver University Ron Moore Intercollegiate that concluded Sunday. UW shot a team score of 938 or +74 over the three days at the Highlands Ranch Golf Club.

Sophomores Mackenzie Barrie and Taylor Dorans, as well as freshman Klara Castillo, all finished in a tie for 39th at 18-over par.

Volleyball

Last Thursday, the Cowgirls bounced back with a dominant three set sweep over Fresno State in the Uni-Wyo Sports Complex.

Wyoming won by scores of 25-9, 25-15 and 25-8.

Both Kayla Slofkiss and Bridget Shanahan had nine kills. The Cowgirls hit .441 for the match and out-blocked the Bulldogs 13-1. They are 14-5 on the season and 3-3 in the Mountain West.