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Senior Ian Haggerot clears a ball during the second half Saturday in Big Horn. (The Sheridan Press/Brad Estes)Senior Ian Haggerot clears a ball during the second half Saturday in Big Horn. (The Sheridan Press/Brad Estes)

Despite slow start, Broncs whip South 4-1

BIG HORN — Sheridan seemed to feel the effects of a Friday night thriller as Saturday’s game began in Big Horn.

While they eventually pulled away from conference foe Cheyenne South by a final score of 4-1, the Broncs fought through a sluggish start while playing their final home game of 2013 in Big Horn due to the Dan Hansen track meet at SHS.

The Broncs sealed a 5-2 comeback win with five goals in the final 20 minutes against Laramie Friday night, improving their record to 3-3 in the 4A East.

Saturday, Sheridan led just 1-0 through the first half hour of play behind a long goal from senior defenseman Ian Haggerot. As they looked to hold the slight advantage into the break, South’s Adrian Montes broke free and beat SHS keeper Jess Edens low into the right corner of the net.

About 15 minutes later, Colter Carzoli would chest-down a Scott Passini cross and strike it, bouncing low to the ground, away from the keeper far post, regaining the Broncs lead. Sheridan put the game away in the second half. The Broncs allowed the opposition few chances, flooding the Bison box with attackers throughout the half and scoring two goals to put the game away.

Hayden Richins drove to the goal at the 54 minute mark where he was bowled over by South defenders as he entered the box, and the Broncs were awarded a penalty kick. Lucas Wollenman’s PK settled low in the lefthand corner of the net for the Broncs 3-1 lead.

Matteus Segura, a senior, scored perhaps the goal of the game to seal the Broncs win. With 12 minutes remaining he broke away from the pack and as the South keeper emerged to contest him, Segura chipped the ball over the diving goalie and into the net.

Sheridan (4-3) plays its final three regular season games on the road.

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