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Top-seeded Laramie overpowers Wolverine girls
Tayler Paskett-Krause of Riverton, left, contested Laramie's Kaitlin Hensley for the ball Thursday at the Class 4-A state soccer tournament in Rock Springs. Laramie won 7-0. Photo by Michael Smith / Laramie Boomerang

Top-seeded Laramie overpowers Wolverine girls 7-0 at state soccer

May 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

The Lady Wolverines, the fourth seed from the Class 4-A West, fall to consolation play and battle the loser of the Casper Natrona vs. Cheyenne Central match Friday at 9 a.m. in Rock Springs.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines ran into a buzz saw in their first-round game at the Wyoming high school state soccer tournament, falling 7-0 to tournament favorite Laramie Thursday morning in Rock Springs.

Laramie (13-2), the top seed from the Class 4-A East, advances to the state semifinals to play the winner of the Casper Natrona vs. Cheyenne Central match Friday at 1:30 p.m.

The Lady Wolverines (6-10-1), the fourth seed from the Class 4-A West, fall to consolation play and will battle the loser of the Casper Natrona vs. Cheyenne Central match Friday at 9 a.m.

In Thursday's state tournament opener, The Lady Plainsmen jumped out to a quick 5-0 first half lead against the Lady Wolverines.

"It was rough," said first-year Riverton head coach Tanya Santee. "They are super fast, get in good position, and get lots of kids up.

"We did not play great defense the first part of the first half," Santee added.

Riverton's only good shots were generated from Taylor Paskett-Krause and Kassie Kister, according to Santee, adding that that her squad will look forward to Friday's consolation match.

"They have an ability to keep playing and enjoy the game. I appreciate that about this team," Santee said.

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