Ramer's Golden Goal Pushes No. 2 Wyoming Past No. 3 New Mexico 2-1 In Overtime
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Wyoming sophomore forward Laurel Ramer scored four minutes into the first overtime period to lift the No. 2 Cowgirls to a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 3 New Mexico in a 2014 Mountain West Women’s Soccer Championship match on Nov. 6 at the SDSU Sports Deck.
The Cowgirls (11-8-1) advance to the tournament final for just the second time in school history. Their only other appearance was in 2011, a 2-0 loss to the Lobos. They’ll play the winner of the No. 4 Colorado College-No. 1 San Diego State semifinal contest. New Mexico, winners of four straight matches entering Thursday’s semifinal match, ends its 2014 campaign with a 10-6-2 record.
Wyoming wasted little time going on the attack in the extra session, and were rewarded with a corner kick in the 93rd minute. Senior defender Alison Clarke served the ball into the goal box, where it eventually found the foot of 2014 MW Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, Kaitlyn Lomsnes. Lomsnes ripped off a quick shot that was blocked by New Mexico’s defense. With the ball still free, Ramer swooped in to blast the ball into the back of the net and propel Wyoming into the championship match.
New Mexico junior forward Lindsey Guice, who scored the game-winning goal for the Lobos in their opening round 2-1 victory over Boise State on Nov. 4, put her team on top against Wyoming with a goal in the 31st minute off an assist from junior foward Maddie Olguin. Wyoming found the equalizer in the 73rd minute when redshirt freshman midfielder/forward Candace Sciberras scored off a Clarke corner kick.