LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The Wildcats dug themselves an early hole, fortunately had plenty of time to climb out of it.
Forward Mackenzie Harrison scored with less than three minutes to lift the Weber State women's soccer team to a thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind win over Wyoming on Friday evening at UW's Indoor Practice Facility.
It was the second goal of the match for Harrison, and came courtesy of an assist from midfielder Chansi Crompton.
"We didn't start the game out as well as we would have liked and we went down 2-0," Harrison said. "Then we started to figure out the field, and I took a shot from about 35 yards out that made it 2-1. It was a good win and everyone played well."
Playing a match indoors for the first time in the program's history, the Wildcats fell behind in the fifth minute when Wyoming's Mollee Ramsay scored a header off a corner to put the Cowgirls in front 1-0.
Things got worse just eight minutes later when Lucie McDowell scored during a scramble in front of the goal to make it 2-0.
As the clock ticked toward the 20th minute, Weber State started to find its footing on the speedy artificial surface.
Harrison hit a blistering shot from 35 yards out that found the back of the net, cutting the deficit in half and switching the momentum in the Wildcats' favor.
Wyoming (3-2-1) took a 2-1 lead into the break, but after halftime it was WSU's time to shine.
The Wildcats (3-1-2) outshot the Cowgirls 9-5 in the second half, keeping up the pressure until central defender Brecken Holbrook found space in the middle and latched onto a pass from midfielder Abbey Kennedy, hitting a shot with her first touch into the left side of the goal to level the score at 2-2 in the 80th minute.
The Wildcats will return to action on Sunday afternoon when take on in-state rival Utah. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Ute Field.
* WSU TO RUN AT BYU: The Weber State's cross country teams will compete in their second meet of the season today at the BYU Autumn Classic.
The Wildcats will be joined by BYU, Idaho State and Portland at the meet, which will take place on the BYU Campus Cross Country course. The men's four mile race will begin at 9:45 a.m. with the women's 5K race set for 10:50 a.m.
The Wildcats are coming off the season opening meet at Utah last Friday where the women's team finished second with the men's team third.
WSU All-American Amber Henry will not run again with a knee injury. Henry is expected to compete again soon.
The men's race will include two teams ranked in the top eight with BYU fourth and Portland eighth.