Girls lose first home games, beat Evanston
Taylor Stoeger fights for control as a Lady Red Devil tries to push Stoeger away. The Lady Wolves defeated Evanston 3-1 Tuesday.
It was a tough start for the Green River High School Lady Wolves soccer team.
On Friday the team lost two road games, one against Cheyenne East, 7-0, and on Saturday they lost to Cheyenne Central, 5-1.
Despite the losses, head coach Tracy Wyant felt it was good for the team to start competing.
"We found good in it," Wyant said. "We need to be pressured. We needed to play those really good teams.
The team is plagued with injuries right now. Wyant said she has a couple of players with sprains, one who had knee surgery and one who twisted her knee during practice.
"We are not in good shape at all," Wyant said.
With all of the injuries, Wyant was trying to figure out who was going to play which position. She also had to ask the JV coach for a few players, just so she would have some on the bench.
Usually, she has four or five on the bench waiting to go in, but with all the injuries she hardly has any.
"We have to be able to play hard," she said.
Another problem was the girls just weren't quite ready for the games. She said all the snowy weather really set the team back.
They weren't in the condition they are usually in for the first games.
During the week, the Lady Wolves worked on conditioning and getting back into shape.
"We have a lot of improvement to do," Wyant said. "This week, I've seen a lot of improvement already."
"Next time you see Green River, you're going to see another team," she said.
Tuesday the Lady Wolves had home-field advantage when they went up against the Evanston Lady Red Devils. They defeated Evanston 3-1.