SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Lady Broncs finished second at the Wyoming State High School Class 4A Girls Soccer Championships after playing against Cheyenne East and losing 1-6 in Rock Springs Saturday.
Marissa Johansson scored the first goal for the Lady Broncs in the first half. The Lady Broncs were able to hold Cheyenne East to 1-0 up until there were six minutes left in the first half. East then scored three goals going into halftime. After playing a few minutes in the second half, the game was delayed because of a rain storm for more than three hours.
After losing much of its starting defense in last year’s season after the graduation of seven seniors, and winning only three conference games, the Sheridan Lady Broncs soccer team has come miles from last season with this second place finish at state, head coach Mallery Marshall said.
“I think it’s pretty amazing how far the team came,” Marshall said. “It’s pretty astounding progress that they made to finish second in the state and making it to the championship game. The team had a great state tournament and played some of their best soccer in the two games. East is a great team this season with some incredible talent on offense.”
Marshall noted that one game will not define the team’s season.
“This year was astounding, and the hard work, early mornings and time watching game films paid off for the team. You have to step back and be proud from all the milestones they made this season,” Marshall said, noting that she is excited for the next two years when a lot of great players will return.
“We will continue to build the program and try to compete at the top each year,” Marshall said.
The Lady Broncs had a tremendous season. They beat almost every team in their conference, tied with the undefeatable Laramie team and finished with a second place title at state.
The team won 11 games, only losing two games going into regionals, and ended their season 13-5.
With many young athletes in the program they will bring their “A” game next season. Soccer fans can be ready to see an exciting season next year as the Sheridan Lady Broncs continue to do their best.