Spring Sports Preview: Lady Wolves are ready to score some goals!

The Green River Lady Wolves Girls Soccer season has officially begun, and their first day of practice was on March 6. The Lady Wolves and coaching staff are excited to get the season going and being able to focus on their upcoming games.

Last year, Green River started strong by winning their first game against Jackson. After four wins and one tie throughout the season, the Lady Wolves lost their game against Kelly Walsh at Regionals in Jackson and were eliminated from qualifying for State. Even though they lost their chance to advance, the still had a very good season. This year, their number one goal is to make it to the State Tournament.

The Lady Wolves have eight returning letter-winners, and three of the eight girls are seniors. These experienced players are ready to put in a lot of hard work, and they have the team's underclassman who will also help and contribute to their goal of qualifying for the State tournament.

"We are planning on continuing to grow as a program," said Head Coach Matt Robles. "As it's my second season, I am expecting my returning players to continue to grow into what is expected and help lead the new girls in a positive direction."

Coach Robles expects the team to win even more games this year than they did last year with a lot of hard work and determination. He always talks about "being better every day."

The girls have already been preparing as they have been doing a lot of offseason workouts since November, and they are all motivated for practices.

As another way to be ready for this soccer season, a lot of the girls play other sports throughout the school year. It's very important for athletes to stay in good shape all year long.

"We offer offseason workouts through the winter to allow them to get some touches on the ball and work on their fitness levels," explained Coach Robles.

A new challenge for the Lady Wolves this season will come with the fact that Green River moved from a 4A team to a 3A team. This means the girls will be playing against a different set of teams this year for Regionals and State.

"I'm also excited for the fact we get a new adventure this year by moving to 3A and hosting the state tournament this spring," added Coach Robles. "It's added an edge of excitement to the group and helped them focus on qualifying for State."

Green River will travel for their first two-day tournament in Worland the weekend of March 24. Their first home game will be against Pinedale on March 31.


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