SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs and Lady Broncs will host their last home games of the season tonight in a doubleheader against their biggest rival — the Gillette Camels.
The boys will play at 4 p.m. and the girls will play at 6 p.m.. The Lady Broncs seniors will be recognized during the boys halftime and the Bronc seniors will be recognized right after their game before the Lady Broncs start.
“It’s definitely interesting that the season is coming down to a game against Gillette,” Lady Broncs soccer head coach Mallery Marshall said.
“It’s cool because there is a lot of emotion there because Gillette is our crosstown rival,” she continued. “We are not looking at what we did against them earlier this season because Gillette is a great team. It really depends on who shows up. We have been taking practice pretty serious this week and preparing for this game like we would against Laramie or East.”
Sarah LeTempt for the Lady Broncs has 38 individual saves and will test Gillette’s number one shooter Kenisha Melanson, who has 11 individual goals and is only one goal ahead of the Lady Broncs number one scorer Robbi Ryan.
Janae Fieldgrove has helped the Lady Broncs with eight goals so far this year.
The Lady Broncs are also strong in their assists. Emily Julian has eight, sitting only three assists away from the number one spot.
Ryan comes in behind Julian with seven assists.
“They can score,” Marshall said about Gillette. “They are hot and cold, when they are hot they will bring it and luckily we have a great defense.
“We just will have to do what we do best and that is play smart and solid out of the back and posses the ball in the midfield and we will do great,” she added.
In the previous matchup at Gillette the Lady Broncs won 4-0.
Julian scored two points in that game, along with Ryan and Fieldgrove each scoring once. LeTempt, with help from her defenders, was able to keep the Lady Camels from scoring.
On the boys side, the Sheridan Broncs’ Colter Carzoli has had nine goals — two behind the Camels’ Alex German. Dontae Crow has six goals for the Broncs, which is one more than Andy Guernsey of Gillette.
When the Broncs last played at Gillette, they ended the game with a 0-0 tie. Keeper Zach Campbell had many tremendous saves during the game.
“We have to be ready for this game,” Broncs head coach Kevin Rizer said. “Our boys can play with anyone in the state and they have proved it. We just have to get the ball in the back of the net.”