Laramie Soccer Sweeps Torrington
It didn't matter whether it was at home or on the road, Laramie High School defeated Torrington on the pitch Tuesday.
Laramie Lady Plainsmen
The Laramie Lady Plainsmen (2-0) rolled past Torrington on the home turf, 11-0. LHS scored four times in the first 14 minutes. They led 8-0 by halftime.
Lady Plainsmen head coach Kim Whisenant said, "Our main objective was to finish our opportunities, but also don't get ahead of ourselves... I want to always just play our game; no matter who we're matching up against; and I thought we did a good job of that today."
Senior Savannah Cox had a pair of goals and four assists, while freshman Lexi Pulley added three goals and an assist.
Other goals came from Ariel Romero, Allison McElwee, Isla Skinner, Lindsay Myers, Kade Setright and Kolton Barber.
Pulley said to dominate an opponent we should,
"I think it gives us a lot of confidence, but we know that Gillette, Sheridan and all our conference is going to be way harder than them. We know that we have to keep going strong and not get our confidence too high."
The fourth-ranked Laramie girls begin 4A East action at #3 Sheridan and at #2 Gillette Friday and Saturday.
In a tougher match, the Laramie Plainsmen (2-0) slipped past the Trailblazers in Torrington. The final score was 2-1.
Junior Lucas Thorsness scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute. It came off a flip throw-in from senior Eric Gunderson. The ball wasn't cleared and Thorsness finished from close range.
Sophomore Alexis Elueterio scored the other Plainsmen goal in the 38th minute.
According to LHS head coach Andy Pannell, Torrington defended the whole game, pretty admirably.
The second-ranked Plainsmen return home Friday and Saturday to begin 4A East Conference play against third-ranked Sheridan and Gillette.