Lady Wolves find victory over Evanston
May 2, 2018
While on the road, the Lady Wolves soccer team picked up their second conference win, but then lost one on Saturday.
On Friday, the Lady Wolves traveled to Evanston to take on the Lady Red Devils and they came out on top, 2-0. This not only was the second time the Lady Wolves beat the Lady Red Devils, but it was the second time in conference play.
Head coach Tracy Wyant said the Lady Wolves did really well passing the ball to one another in the game. Prior to the Evanston game, the Lady Wolves percentage for completed passes was 46 percent. During the Evanston game, the Lady Wolves were completing passes at 85 percent.
Wyant said that was a real accomplishment for the team. She said the team also powered through the warm temperatures and adjusted to the grass field, which is different than playing on AstroTurf.
On Saturday the Lady Wolves took on Jackson in Jackson. Despite playing a good game, Jackson came away with the win, 5-1.
“The score is not indicative of how we played,” she said.
One area that continues to cause problems for the team is all of the injuries. She said they don’t even have a bench and the only substitutions they can make is when JV is done playing their game. In fact, a couple of varsity players have to help the JV team. Since a player can only play three quarters between varsity and JV, both teams are having a hard time keeping a full team.
“Injuries are just hurting us quite a bit this year,” Wyant said.
Once again the team had opportunities to score, but were unable to. A couple of the shots hit the bars.
“We’re getting closer to the back of the net,” she said. “It went back and forth. Jackson’s a quality team. I was really proud of how we played in Jackson.”
Despite being hot and not being able to rest much, the team gives it their all.
“I’ve got a tough team. That’s for sure,” Wyant said.
Scoring the goals in the Evanston game, were Chezney Mamalis and Kylee Hosford. In the Jackson game, JV player Aurora Wiekhorst made her first varsity goal. Wyant said Wiekhorst was pretty excited to score a goal on the varsity level.
This weekend, the Lady Wolves will have a home-field advantage as they take on Natrona County High School and Kelly Walsh. These two games will end the Lady Wolves regular conference season. The following matchups will take place at regionals, which is scheduled to take place in Green River May 10-12.