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Soccer venues switched

Soccer venues switched

Mar 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

The RHS girls host Friday against Worland, while the boys are home Saturday.

Both the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams will be looking for their first wins of the young season when they take on Class 3-A Worland on Friday and Class 4-A Conference foe Rock Springs on Saturday.

Originally scheduled as a girls road game and a boys home game Friday, the venues have switched. The Lady Wolverines will host their first home game of the season against Worland, while the boys now will travel to Washakie County.

Game time for both varsity matches is 6 p.m.

On Saturday, the Riverton boys begin their conference season at home against the Rock Springs Tigers, while the girls will travel. Game time for varsity matches is 1 p.m.

The Worland girls are 1-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over defending state champion Jackson last Friday. Haley Schneider scored both of Worland's goals in the second half on penalty kicks.

The Worland boys were pounded by Jackson 7-0.

Both the Rock Springs boys and girls soccer teams were defeated Tuesday by Laramie. Scores of 5-0 and 5-1, respectively.

"In any sport, it is important to set the tone. Hopefully we can get a good result Friday to roll into our match with Rock Springs," Riverton boys head soccer coach Erly Cornejo said.

The Wolverine boys have been experimenting with various styles of formations in early season practices and have made adjustments for this week's matches.

"We want to get up the field quickly, but once we get up there, we need to be more patient," Cornejo said.

On the boys side of the Class 4-A West, Cornejo expects Kelly Walsh and Green River to be the Wolverines' toughest competition.

There is no admission charged to attend regular season games at Wolverine Field.

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