Girls’ soccer scores first win against Mountain View

Big Piney Senior Kylee Kranendonk, No. 12, fields the ball Friday against Green River at the invitational tournament. Kranendonk was named Pinedale girls’ Player of the Game. Brian Martin photo

The combined Big Piney

and Pinedale girls’ soccer team scored its

first victory of the season against Mountain

View at the Southwest Tournament in

Green River. The two-day event, March

22-23, was packed with three games for

the Lady Wranglers.

Due to spring break, the team was

missing many on the varsity line-up. As

a result, all the players who attended the

tournament stepped up and played hard

against some larger opponents.

The tournament opened with a game

against Green River on Friday morning.

The Lady Wranglers were unable to keep

up with Green River’s intensity, and the

Wolves won the game, 9-0.

Big Piney senior Kylee Kranendonk

ous game, and the difference in their play

against Mountain View was impressive.”

The Lady Wranglers made a total of 10

shots on the goal. Legerski led with five,

followed by Pinedale junior Jackie Nutt

with two, while Douglas, Pinedale senior

Kodie Egle and freshman Olivia Edwards

each shot one.

The Lady Wranglers finished the tournament

out with a game against Douglas

on Saturday. Despite a close first half,

Douglas pushed ahead to take home the

victory, 5-0. Big Piney sophomore Laramie

Sunderland was named player of the

game against Douglas.

“The game against Douglas was a tough

one to lose,” said Adam. “At halftime, we

were only down by two and one of those

goals was a penalty kick. In the second

half, we just seemed to lose all energy and

played tired, not attacking the ball and not

showing much aggression. An exception

to this was Sunderland who showed huge

improvement from last year and hung on

the varsity back line well. Williams had a

few great saves as goalkeeper.”

Legerski and Douglas made the team’s

two shots on the goal against Douglas.

Williams played five saves as goalie.

On Friday, March 29, the Lady Wranglers

play Powell at 3 p.m. followed by a

Saturday game against Cody at 11 a.m.

“We have a clear plan on what to work

on this upcoming week before going to

Powell and Cody,” said Adam. “We are

looking forward to having our full squad

back next weekend.”

was named Pinedale Girls’ Soccer Player

of the Game.

“Unfortunately, since it was the end

of spring break, we were missing many

varsity players,” Head Coach Jen Adam

said. “However, this did give a chance to

some of our less experienced players to get

more playing time and learn many things

over the weekend. We even moved some

of our players around to positions we had

not thought of trying and then found that

this worked really well in the end. Kranendonk

was one of those players who was in

a new position and stepped up and played

very well. There was a lot of communication

during this game and no one gave

up for even a minute throughout the entire

game.”

On Friday afternoon, the Lady Wranglers

scored their first win for the season

against conference rival Mountain View.

Pinedale junior Rosie Douglas received

the honor of player of the game. Pinedale

junior Nora Legerski shot in the first goal

for the season. Big Piney junior Urie Williams

stepped up as goalie and made seven

saves.

“Mountain View is a new team, and the

game was well matched with our newer

players,” said Adam. “Legerski has moved

to a forward position this year from previously

playing defense and her speed paid

off up top as she scored our first goal of

the season. The team played very well as

a unit, and Douglas found her niche as a

defensive midfielder. Everyone put into

play what we talked about after the previ

ous game, and the difference in their play

against Mountain View was impressive.”

The Lady Wranglers made a total of 10

shots on the goal. Legerski led with five,

followed by Pinedale junior Jackie Nutt

with two, while Douglas, Pinedale senior

Kodie Egle and freshman Olivia Edwards

each shot one.

The Lady Wranglers finished the tournament

out with a game against Douglas

on Saturday. Despite a close first half,

Douglas pushed ahead to take home the

victory, 5-0. Big Piney sophomore Laramie

Sunderland was named player of the

game against Douglas.

“The game against Douglas was a tough

one to lose,” said Adam. “At halftime, we

were only down by two and one of those

goals was a penalty kick. In the second

half, we just seemed to lose all energy and

played tired, not attacking the ball and not

showing much aggression. An exception

to this was Sunderland who showed huge

improvement from last year and hung on

the varsity back line well. Williams had a

few great saves as goalkeeper.”

Legerski and Douglas made the team’s

two shots on the goal against Douglas.

Williams played five saves as goalie.

On Friday, March 29, the Lady Wranglers

play Powell at 3 p.m. followed by a

Saturday game against Cody at 11 a.m.

“We have a clear plan on what to work

on this upcoming week before going to

Powell and Cody,” said Adam. “We are

looking forward to having our full squad

back next weekend.”

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