DAILY NEWS photo by Sisco Molina
Top, Worland freshman Casey Wassum draws back to fire a shot during the second half of Worland’s match against Buffalo Friday, March 27, 2015 at Worland High School. Wassum would just miss scoring on this attempt, but netted one in the first half as the Lady Warriors routed Buffalo 7-2. Above, Worland’s Hannah Ozmon (right) battles for a ball with Buffalo’s Livi Glassock (left) during the second half of Friday’s contest.
Lady Warriors begin season with rout of Buffalo 7-2
By Sisco Molina
WORLAND – For the second
straight year, the Worland girls soccer team had to face the
defending 3A state champion in the first match of the season.
Last year, it was Jackson.
Friday, it was Buffalo.
Undaunted by the task at hand, the Lady Warriors started the action by scoring early – then they scored again. And after that, they scored some.
The scoring continued until after the allotted 80 minutes, the scoreboard read 7-2 as Worland completely dismantled the Lady Bison to begin the 2015 season.
“They played a really good game,” said coach Danielle Warren.
“Them working together as a team and making sure it wasn’t about one player was big. … Our offensive and defensive support was definitely our strong point out there (Friday.)”
Junior Emily Keller started the scoring for Worland (1-0), finding the back of the net in the sixth minute to give Worland the early advantage.
Sophomore Carly King followed in suit soon after, firing a shot past Buffalo’s keeper in the 23rd minute to extend the lead to 2-0.
Haley Schneider got in on the scoring act just six minutes later, beating the keeper to a thru ball from Keller and scoring easily.
Freshman Casey Wassum scored the first goal of her high school career, dribbling through multiple Buffalo defenders and sliding a shot past the keeper on the far side of the net in the 37th minute.
Schneider scored her second goal of the half a minute later, taking advantage of a bad touch by a Buffalo defender and scoring through traffic to give Worland a 5-0 advantage at halftime.
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