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One win, one loss for RHS soccer girls in regular season ends

May 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

After playing what Riverton Lady Wolverine soccer coach Tanya Santee called "a really bad game" Friday in an 8-1 loss at Green River, Riverton bounced back to beat Evanston on the road Saturday 2-1 in overtime.

After this weekend's play, Riverton (5-7-1 overall, 4-6 Class 4-A West) have the fourth seed in the conference and will likely play fifth seed Evanston again in the first round of the Class 4-A West regional soccer tournament this Thursday on the Lady Red Devils' home field.

Natalie Lymburner and Vanessa Nells tallied Riverton's two goals in Saturday's win.

"It was tough. Our girls came out sluggish (after the Green River loss), and Evanston tied Rock Springs the night before. They were coming off a good game, and we were not. It took us awhile to get better organized," Santee said after Saturday's match.

Riverton must win its first-round regional tournament game in order to qualify for the state tournament the following week in Rock Springs.

"The two overtime periods and the last minutes of the second half were our best minutes of the weekend," Santee said.

Casper Natrona will travel to Evanston as the Class 4-A West top seed. Green River is second, followed by Kelly Walsh, Riverton, Evanston and Rock Springs.

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