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RHS girls tied 2-2 by Rock Springs
Michaela Kechter (26) or Riverton contested a pass against Rock Springs in Friday's 2-2 tie at Wolverine Field. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

RHS girls tied 2-2 by Rock Springs

Apr 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

The Lady Wolverines remain in fourth place in the Class 4-A West with a 2-3-1 conference record behind Green River, Casper Natrona and Casper Kelly Walsh.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines thought they had scored the winning goal in the final minute of Friday's Class 4-A conference soccer match against Rock Springs at Wolverine Field.

But the Lady Tigers didn't quit and scored their own goal just seconds later as time in expired in regulation play.

After after a scoreless overtime, the two teams settled for a 2-2 tie.

The Lady Wolverines remain in fourth place in the Class 4-A West with a 2-3-1 conference record behind Green River, Casper Natrona and Casper Kelly Walsh. Overall, Riverton is 4-9-1 on the season. Rock Springs and Evanston have yet to register a conference win.

"I felt like we had moments of good play, but I don't feel that we played our best game for sure," Riverton head coach Tanya Santee said.

All the scoring in Friday's match happened late in the second half.

Rock Springs scored first in the 65th minute, but Riverton's Savannah Salisbury drilled a direct kick five minutes later to tie the score.

With just a minute left, Riverton's defense won possession, got the ball to Salisbury in the mid-field, who then passed to Jordan Shells. She found Taylor Paskett-Krause for what seemed to be the game winner.

"We lost our focus a little bit, and they came back and scored in the next minute. We then frenzied a bit in overtime after controlling a majority of play in regulation," Santee said.

The Wolverines host Casper Natrona Thursday before traveling to Casper Saturday for match against Casper Kelly Walsh.

"For the girls, this was an exciting match to play. That part was good," Santee said.

The Lady Wolverines should be at full strength Thursday when Megan Peil returns to Riverton's defense after missing Friday's match due to family reasons, according to Santee.

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