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Riverton boys dominate Rock Springs
Riverton Wolverine soccer defender Lars Becker used his left foot to beat Rock Springs Tigers Lance Noomen (11) and Piero Levano (10) during the Wolverines' 2-0 Class 4-A West conference win Friday over Rock Springs at Wolverine Field. Riverton is back in action at home Thursday against Casper Natrona. Photo by Craig Blumenshine

Riverton boys dominate Rock Springs

Apr 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

Tristan White got both goals for the Wolverines.

Being forced inside for practice most of the week because of weather appeared to have little impact on the Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team Friday. RHS dominated Rock Springs 2-0 with solid defense and continued improved offense at Wolverine Field.

Riverton (3-3-2, 2-2-1 Class 4-A West) improved its record to .500 while the Tigers (3-5-2, 3-1-1 Class 4-A West) suffered their first conference loss.

Tristan White scored twice in the second half to give Riverton the win. White's first goal came off a beautiful assist from Jannik Sandhofer in the 54th minute.

"Jannik does some cheeky things on the ball. You never know what he is going to do. He's that type of player, and Tristan vary rarely misses from there," RHS head coach Erly Cornejo said.

White's second goal came on a penalty kick in the 76th minute.

"I thought we played great. We played the whole game. We did a good job attacking from all angles, and defensively we only allowed one shot," Cornejo said.

The Wolverines have moved Kade Salisbury from his normal position outside in the midfield to the inside and have settled on their interior defensive alignment with Caleb Ogg and Xavier Webb.

"Kade's a point guard, and he does a good job seeing the field as soon as he gets possession of the ball. Xavier is only going to get better and more comfortable. He played free and hard. Between Xavier and Caleb back there, they are only going to get better and read each other better," Cornejo said.

Riverton hosts Casper Natrona on Thursday and travels to Kelly Walsh on Saturday.

"We've been the better team (in our previous games). It's a matter of putting the whole game together and getting the ball to roll our way," Cornejo said.

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