SHERIDAN — No one in Wyoming has been able to stop the Lady Plainsmen until Friday night when the Lady Broncs kept the undefeated girls of Laramie from claiming another win.
Sheridan High School lost to Laramie earlier this year with a score of 0-4.
They trained hard and showed up prepared to secure a different outcome in the rematch at home yesterday, ending the game in double overtime with a 0-0 tie.
“We definitely knew what we would have to do tonight,” said head coach Mallery Marshall. “The team had just an outstanding effort. It made me so proud; they worked so hard.”
Robbi Ryan and Emily Julian, usual starters, are currently in Washington, D.C., competing in the “We the People” tournament, so were not present for the game allowing others to step in and play hard.
“Not one person put it on their shoulders to step up for Ryan and Julian,” Marshall said.
“They did it as a team. They came out and said ‘we are not losing today.’”
Heading to the first overtime, Sheridan picked up the pace and continued to keep the ball from finding the net.
Lady Broncs keeper Sarah LeTempt had a tremendous save from a corner kick toward the end of overtime, helping to secure the tie.
“I would say a big shout out to Lauren Passini and Molly Mann,” said LeTempt. “They worked their butts off the whole game and practically ran all those minutes. They really did a great job hustling.”
The Sheridan defense helped LeTempt out, asking her to help save the ball only a few times.
“I just tried to stay in position the whole game,” LeTempt said. “I communicated to my defenders and watched the ball to make sure there would not be a score from Laramie.”
Based on the excitement it was evident that to the crowd and team, the tie was as good as a win.
The Lady Broncs will host Cheyenne South at Sheridan College tomorrow at noon.