Apr 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterThe Riverton Wolverines, minus three key varsity players due to spring break and another to injury, fell to the Gillette Camels 2-0 Tuesday in Gillette.
The Wolverines (1-4-1, 1-1-1 Class 4-A West) won't play again until Friday, April 13, when they host Green River and resume conference soccer play.
"Some kids lacked some energy. It is hard to play on spring break. That was their mind set. It was obvious," RHS head soccer coach Erly Cornejo said.
On the positive side, several less-experienced Wolverines were able to contribute on the field in a varsity soccer match, some for the first time.
"Marcus Morrison was the most productive of the younger kids that went in there. Michael Larsen played for the varsity for the first time. Ty Woodward and Ty Cantrell also had good minutes," Cornejo said.Gillette scored in the 30th and 52nd minutes to seal the win. "It was some good experience for our younger players to see the fast play that we want them to work on in practice. There were some good moments. I'm excited for everyone to take a break and get back to work," Cornejo said.
The Wolverines will resume practice on Monday, April 9, to prepare for Green River, the fifth-ranked team in Wyoming. The Wolves lead that Class 4-A West with a 2-0-1 conference record.
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