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RHS girls boot Rock Springs 2-1

Mar 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

By Craig Blumenshine

Staff Writer

The Riverton Lady Wolverines scored their first two goals of the season to come from behind and beat the Rock Springs Lady Tigers 2-1 Saturday in Rock Springs.

The match was the first Class 4-A West conference game for both teams.

Friday, after dominating much of the match, Riverton (1-2, 1-0 Class 4-A West) gave up goal to Class 3-A foe Worland in the 79th minute and lost 1-0.

"(Against Worland) we had some beautiful passing but just never converted it into goals. Maci Evans played as central midfielder and helped to pace a good attack with Morgan Doyle and Savannah Salisbury. Camey Fegler and Ashlyn Coulson played a solid game as central defenders, and Kassi Kister did a great job in her first shot at playing defense," Riverton head coach Tanya Santee said.

Saturday, Riverton's first goal came after Taylor Paskett-Krause popped the ball high up after a Riverton corner kick and Brittany Baxter finished to tie the game at 1-1 in the first half.

"It was a smart play by Taylor and a good pressure from all of our team," Santee said.

Baxter added a second goal for the Lady Wolverines in the 60th minute which proved to be the game winner, after taking a solid cross from Paskett-Krause.

"We've changed our formations and are asking a lot of the girls. We play with about 12 kids. Our subs are young, and I would rather get them good time at the junior varsity level. Defensively, we were much more organized and are passing much better," Santee said.

Riverton travels to Casper Natrona this Friday for another second conference match.

"I expect that Casper Natrona and Casper Kelly Walsh (Riverton's foe at home a week from Tuesday) will be very tough. It will be our biggest test of the first go-around in conference games," Santee said.

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