SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs soccer team battled on their own turf against the Cheyenne Central Indians Friday night at Homer Scott Field, but ultimately lost the battle 1-3.
The first half of the game was a physical battle. Bronc players were being knocked down. Words were exchanged out on the field between Sheridan’s Jackson Hanify and Central’s Morgan Gray. When the referee got over to them, they ended their conversation with a high five.
The Broncs had many attempts at the net, but just could not get the ball to go in.
“We clearly dominated the first half,” Head Coach Kevin Rizer said. “We had more shots and had great quality plays. They just got lucky with their two shots.”
Central’s Derek Peoples scored two back-to-backs with 20 minutes left in the first half. The Broncs trailed by two going into halftime.
The Broncs forward had a lot of control over the ball in the second half. Using the width of the field to spread Central out, the Broncs would fake a direction and then pass the ball to each other to keep Central from getting the ball.
Very few times did Central get the ball in the second half, and the Broncs were able to score with 15 minutes left.
The ball was down at Central’s box when the ball went off of Central’s head allowing Kameron Eckard to get some touch on the ball to score past the keeper with12 minutes left. This goal for the Broncs gave a spark to the players helping them get more aggressive.
The Broncs had a few more attempts but just could not get that ball to land in the back of the net. At the end, the Broncs lost to the Central Indians 1-3.
The Broncs will play against Cheyenne East today at Big Horn High School at noon. Earlier in the year when they played against East, the Broncs won 1-0.