Mar 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterThe Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team took one of its longest road trips of the year and suffered a 4-0 setback to the Sheridan Lady Broncs Friday in Sheridan.
The match, played in blustery conditions, was the first game of the season for both teams.
Riverton head coach Tanya Santee said Sheridan's offensive attack kept the ball in the Lady Wolverines' defensive end for much of the match.
Robbi Ryan and Emily Julian, who both competed in last week's Class 4-A state basketball tournament, each scored two goals for the Lady Broncs.
Ryan scored in the 20th minute, and Julian added her first goal just before halftime to make the score 2-0 at the break.
Both Ryan and Julian also added a goal apiece in the second half.
Sheridan's defense was not seriously threatened by Riverton's offense.
The Lady Wolverines will stay on the road this coming Friday and Saturday, with games scheduled in Worland and Rock Springs.
"Sheridan has a solid trio of players who are pretty good. Ryan, once she gets the ball, can shoot from anywhere, and she did. We did a better job defending in the second half, and we were able to work the ball into their half," Santee said.
The Lady Wolverines were minus three starters due to other school activities but should be at full strength Friday.
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