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RHS booters down Natrona 3-1 in league match
Apr 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer
Back from spring break, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team kept its early season conference record perfect with a solid 3-1 win Friday over the Casper Natrona Mustangs at Wolverine Field.
The win for Riverton (3-1, 2-0 Class 4-A West), was its third in a row and sets up a big conference match Tuesday against league contender Casper Kelly Walsh in Casper. Game time, according the RHS activities office, is 6 p.m.
"We played decently. I was frustrated with the way we played 1 v. 1 on defense, especially in the first half. Offensively we did some really good things. We passed the ball well. All of our goals were assisted," Riverton head coach Erly Cornejo said.
Marcus Morrison, with an assist from Tristan White, scored Riverton's first goal. White, with and assist from Dietrik Becker, gave Riverton a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Casper Natrona scored early in the second half on a penalty kick to draw the score to 2-1, but White, Wyoming's leading scorer in Class 4-A, put the match away when took a pass from Becker and scored the Wolverine' final goal.
"This is a big week for us to see where we are really at. Our game against KW is a big match, and with our match Thursday at Green River, we'll see how we stand," Cornejo said.
After Tuesday's match, Riverton will travel to Green River on Thursday to play the Wolves in a conference match and then stay in Sweetwater County to play in a tournament at Green River Friday and Saturday.
"I don't mind this (Green River) tournament format. It's a tournament, and not just meaningless jamboree games," Cornejo said.