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RHS to play Rock Springs in conference matches Friday

Apr 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Before the postponement of Riverton's high school soccer matches with cross-county rival Lander, Wolverine boys head coach Erly Cornejo said it would be important for his team to focus, play with sustained energy and string together another quality soccer effort. RHS gained a weekend Class 4-A conference split Friday and Saturday, playing poorly against Green River in a 4-1 loss but rebounding against Evanston in a 2-1 win.

If it was important to string together two solid matches then, it's even more important now as Riverton returns to the home pitch Friday for a West conference rematch against Rock Springs.

Varsity game time is set for 6 p.m. at Wolverine Field.

The Tigers (3-4-2, 3-0-1 Class 4-A West) are on top of the league standings, and Riverton (2-3-2, 1-2-1 4-A West) is looking to re-establish themselves as a conference power and avoid state tournament play-in games.

"We really had a nice practice inside Wednesday," Cornejo said. "The kids had a lot of energy. We need to win one to get one of the top two seeds."

The girls team (2-4-1, 1-3 Class 4-A West) will also take on Rock Springs, but that game is on the road Friday.

"As far as I know, we are still planning for a go on Friday, and we had a real good practice today for being inside," RHS girls coach Tanya Santee said.

The Wolverines were able to practice outside Monday before having their Tuesday matches postponed because of snow.

Friday's matches for the boys and girls are the only soccer matches planned for this weekend.

Riverton vs. Lander rescheduled

The RHS activities office announced Thursday that the Riverton vs. Lander soccer matches will be made up May 1. Girls varsity matches will start at 2 p.m., and boys varsity will follow at roughly 4 p.m. at Wolverine Field.

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