Mar 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterThe Class 3-A Worland boys team (2-0-1) is ranked fourth in the first week of statewide media polling and are coming off a successful home jamboree last Saturday.
Orange and black will be the opposing colors of the weekend as the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls soccer teams both host Worland on Friday and then open Class 4-A West league play on Saturday against Rock Springs.
Friday's matches are a rare opportunity to see both teams in action at Wolverine Field. The girls match begins at 3 p.m., and the boys follows at approximately 5 p.m.
Saturday, the Lady Wolverine play Rock Springs at Wolverine Field at 1 p.m. while the Riverton boys will travel to play the Tigers in Sweetwater County.
Both teams are playing their second weekend of soccer. Last Friday, the Lady Wolverines (0-0-1) held the Sheridan Lady Broncs to a scoreless tie, while the Wolverine boys (0-0-1) had a late goal called off and settled for a 2-2 tie against the Broncs on the road.
"We've had a pretty good week of practice. It was nice to have all of our kids for two days.
"It's good to step up the competition in practice and be able to scrimmage and make it look like a real soccer game with enough kids," Riverton Lady Wolverine head coach Tanya Santee said.
Friday's opponent, the Class 3-A Worland girls team (2-1-0), is coming off a successful first-weekend Cody jamboree last Saturday. The Lady Warriors ended with a 3-0 win over Douglas, a 5-2 loss against Star Valley, and a 4-0 win over Rawlins.
Saturday's conference foe, the Rock Springs Lady Tigers (1-2-0), played in the Casper Jamboree last weekend and beat Sheridan 2-1, but lost to Gillette 4-0 and Cheyenne East 4-1 in time-shortened games.
The Wolverine boys will be playing this weekend without Tristan White, one of Riverton's top scoring threats. White will be out of town at a hockey tryout, according to RHS head boys coach Erly Cornejo.
"It's going to be very important for us to get the results that we should get against conference teams. We need to make sure that in the games that we are favored that we come out with a win and on the road, we don't want to lose," Cornejo said.
The Class 3-A Worland boys team (2-0-1) is ranked fourth in the first week of statewide media polling and are coming off a successful home jamboree last Saturday. The Warriors registered a 3-0 win over Douglas and tied Evanston 1-1. Tuesday, Worland Rock Springs 3-0.
"Worland is always a tough win. They play disciplined and they play hard. We're still at the point where we are trying different kids in different spots and different formations," Cornejo said.
Rock Springs (0-3-1) has yet to score a goal this year. At last week's Casper Jamboree, the Tigers lost to Gillette 5-0 and Sheridan 3-0 before managing a 0-0 draw against Cheyenne East.
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