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RHS soccer gets back in action with weekend matches
Riverton senior middle fielder Aaron Nirider, left, will bring foot skills against Green River Friday on the road. Photo by Wayne Nicholls

RHS soccer teams get back in action with weekend matches

Apr 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Both the Riverton Wolverines boys and girls soccer teams are scheduled to return to Class 4-A West action this Friday and Saturday, with games scheduled against Green River and Evanston.

Weather permitting, that is.

The Lady Wolverines are pegged to host what head coach Tanya Santee thinks will be her team's toughest match of the weekend Friday at Wolverine Field against Green River. Varsity action is set to start at 6 p.m.

The Lady Wolves are ranked fifth in statewide media polling behind top-ranked Laramie, Casper Natrona, Cheyenne East and Cheyenne Central.

In conference standings, Riverton, Rock Springs and Evanston have yet to get a league win. Casper Natrona leads the 4-A West girls league, followed by Kelly Walsh and Green River.

Also, it has been announced that the Lady Wolverines makeup match against Rock Springs has been scheduled for Monday, April 29, in Riverton.

Saturday, the Riverton-Evanston girls varsity match will kick off at 1 p.m. at Wolverine Field, according to Santee.

The Riverton boys soccer team will try to get in the Class 4-A West win column Friday in Green Rive, then move on to Evanston for a Saturday contest.

The Wolverines (1-2-2, 0-1-1 Class 4-A West) stand last in the 4-A West and are the only team yet to get in the win column in league play.

Green River (3-3, 2-1 4-A West) is tied with Casper Natrona (2-6, 2-2 4-A West) in conference standings with six points each. Teams are awarded three points for a win, and one point for a tie.

Evanston (2-3-1, 1-2 4-A West) is in fifth place in the conference with three league points.

Both teams will be in action at home next Tuesday against cross-county rival Lander, although the games will be played on the grass fields north of the James H. Moore Career Center instead of the artificial turf at Wolverine Field because of a conflict with a twilight track meet, according to RHS activities director Jeremy Hill.

Tuesday's games will be varsity only, according to Hill, with the girls set to play at 4 p.m. and the boys to follow at 6 p.m.

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