Women’s soccer begins Region IX with win

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of the Casper College Women's Soccer team.

The Casper College Women’s Soccer team opened the inaugural season of Region IX soccer with a win Wednesday against the Northwest College Lady Trappers in Powell 6-0.

“This was a good game for us,” said Head Coach Ammon Bennett. According to Bennett, two freshman players, Sophia Henely, Farr West, Utah, and Sydney Hiatt, Heber City, Utah, each scored two goals. Freshman players Samantha Wiser, Millville, Utah, and Abigail Tapia, West Valley City, Utah, each scored one.

According to Bennett, Tapia, freshman Lainey Smith, Douglas, Wyoming, sophomore Kylie Spangler, Casper Kelly Walsh, and freshman Alexis Arroyo, Pocatello, Idaho, all contributed with assists.

Defensively, sophomore Karla Gaytan, Worland, Wyoming, had 75 shutout minutes, and freshman Ravyn Riffe, Spokane, Washington, had 15 to keep Powell from scoring.

“This game was a good, solid start for us. We have got to work on some things still to tighten up for our game this weekend,” said Bennett. “We were glad to be outside on some grass; we just wish we were home,” added Bennett.

This Saturday, the Lady T-Birds will face the No. 4 ranked women’s soccer team in the country, the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles beat Western Wyoming Community College 3-1 and Hill College 4-1.

The women began play with two nonconference matches in Nevada on Saturday, April 3, where they shutout the College of Southern Nevada Lady Coyotes 1-0. The women lost in overtime to the Snow College Lady Badgers in their second game 1-0.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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