The combined Pinedale
and Big Piney boys’ soccer team took home
its first victory of the season against Mountain
View at the Pinnacle Cup Tournament
in Worland. The two-day event, March 22-
23, was packed with action for the Wranglers
- two games on Friday and two on
Due to spring break, the team was still
operating with about half of its roster. Each
game consisted of two 30-minute halves
with no overtime. If a tie occurred, the game
went straight to a shootout.
The Wranglers hit the field on Friday
morning with the first game against Buffalo.
After the Wranglers scored a goal, Buffalo
surged ahead to claim the victory, 8-1. That
afternoon, the Wranglers lost again to Evanston.
The Wranglers stepped up intensity,
though, and the final score was much closer,
5-3 in Evanston’s favor.
On Saturday morning, the Wranglers
came out with a vengeance and turned the
tables to score a 6-3 victory against conference
rival Mountain View. The win allowed
the team to stay in the tournament for one
more game Saturday afternoon. The Wranglers
were unable to keep up the momentum
they had against Mountain View, though,
and lost the fourth game to Rawlins, 5-0.
The Wranglers scored a total of 10 points
for the weekend. Pinedale senior Sammy
White led with four points, followed by
Pinedale senior Vance Hughes with two. Big
Piney sophomores Gabriel Rodriguez and
Edwin Gonzalez both contributed a point
to the teams’ roster. Pinedale sophomore
Teagan Bowers and Pinedale junior Jesus
Holland-Gonzalez added another goal each.
Despite the 1-3 record, Head Coach J.D.
Dudrey was proud of the team for playing
with low numbers and against some larger
“The weekend was a great learning expe-
Robert Galbreath photos
Big Piney sophomore Gabriel Rodriguez (center) moves the ball down the
field during practice on March 21. Also pictured are Big Piney sophomore
Edwin Gonzalez (right) and Luke Harrison of Pinedale (left).
Big Piney senior Justin Seemann moves in to get the ball away from Teagan
Bowers of Pinedale during practice on March 21.
rience for the younger players who went,”
he said. “We did score 10 goals over the
weekend, and that was great to see. We
have struggled to score goals in the past, so
hopefully we can keep scoring as the season
progresses. The kids played extremely hard
over the weekend. We only had three substitutes
over four games, and it was nice to see
everyone play so hard.”
The Wranglers will play an away game
against Powell this Friday, March 29. The
game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
They also play Saturday in Cody at 11