Soccer headed for MW Championships; Poke Wrestlers grab titles; Cowgirls defeat SDSU, Swimmers top LSU, and more

*Wyoming athletics/pitchenginecommunities* Here is Monday’s recap of UW sports action from the weekend from *Wyoming Athletics Media Relations:* *UW Soccer heads to San Diego for MW Championships; Cowgirls to battle Colorado College* [image: Screen-Shot-2015-11-02-at-1.45.53-PM.png] LARAMIE, Wyo. (Nov. 1, 2015) – The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team will head to San Diego, Calif., to compete in the Mountain West Championships. The Cowgirls will battle the Colorado College Tigers on Tuesday at the SDSU Sports Deck. Kickoff is set for an 8 p.m. MT, start. The Cowgirls will be looking to avenge their regular-season loss as the Tigers won the matchup in the first overtime, 2-1. Wyoming ended its regular-season with a 10-5-4 overall mark and a 6-4-1 record in MW action. UW will go into the MW Tournament carrying a three-game win streak with victories over Boise State, Utah State and Colorado State. The match against Colorado College will be the second game of the MW Championship. The winner will move on to face the top-seeded SDSU Aztecs on Thursday at 8 p.m. MT. *Poke Wrestlers Win Three Individual Crowns at Northern Colorado Open* [image: Screen-Shot-2015-11-02-at-1.46.15-PM.png] GREELEY, Colo. (Nov. 1, 2015) – Redshirt freshman P.T. Garcia recorded four pins on his way to an individual title in the Cowboys’ season opener Sunday at the Northern Colorado Open in Greeley, Colo. Fellow redshirt freshman Branson Ashworth (149 pounds) and Sam Eagan (heavyweight) also won individual titles. “We looked pretty sloppy, but that wasn’t a surprise, it was a mixed bag and it was a great tournament to learn from,” UW head coach Mark Branch said. “We had a lot of positives and I thought P.T. (Garcia), Branson (Ashworth) and Sam (Eagan) wrestled very well. We had some situations where I think we could be more aggressive and we need to put more pressure on our opponents.” The Cowboys host the annual Cowboy Open in War Memorial Field House next Saturday. *Wyoming Volleyball Tops San Diego State in Straight Sets* [image: Screen-Shot-2015-11-02-at-1.47.56-PM.png] LARAMIE, Wyo. (Oct. 31, 2015) – Behind double-digit kills from senior Bridget Shanahan, the Cowgirl volleyball team swept San Diego State for the second time this season on Saturday afternoon. The victory moved Wyoming’s home winning streak to ten, which is second-best in program history. The Cowgirls won 13-consecutive matches at home during the 1989 and 1990 seasons. Wyoming will hit the road once again this coming weekend. It will face New Mexico at 7 p.m. MT on Thursday and then travel to Air Force for a 2 p.m. opening serve on Saturday. *UW Swimmers/Divers defeat LSU, Cowgirls best NAU but fall to LSU* [image: Screen-Shot-2015-11-02-at-1.46.05-PM.png] FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (Oct. 31, 2015) — The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams finished its two-day meet with Louisiana State and host Northern Arizona on Saturday. On the second day, the Cowboys defeated Southeastern Conference member LSU by a score of 131-112 at the Wall Aqautic Center in Flagstaff, Ariz., while the Cowgirls bested NAU 144-99 but fell to the Lady Tigers 92-151. The Cowgirls return to the pool on Friday against Colorado State. The meet will begin at 5 p.m. MT, while the Pokes will continue its schedule on Nov. 12 against Air Force. *Cowboys Fall to Utah State, 58-27* [image: Screen-Shot-2015-11-02-at-1.57.19-PM.png] LOGAN, Utah (Oct. 30, 2015) – After a tightly contested opening quarter the Wyoming Cowboys (1-8 overall, 1-4 MW) fell to Utah State (5-3 overall, 4-1 MW) 58-27 in Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah on Friday evening. Sophomore running back Brian Hill rushed for 201 yards. He became the first Cowboy rusher to rush for over 200 yards in four different games in their career. Hill now ranks fourth in single-season rushing in UW history with 1,262. He also eclipsed 2,000 career rushing yards and now has 2,058 in his career and needs 69 yards to move into the top-10 in career rushing yards at Wyoming. He piled up 138 yards in the first half and has rushed for over 100 yards in an opening half four times in his career. Wyoming will prepare for its annual “Border War” with Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Laramie with kickoff slated for 1 p.m. MT.