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By Alex Kuhn
Sports Editor 

WMS Braves and Lady Braves prepare for season's final match


May 13, 2016

Alex Kuhn

Worland's Andrew Cady hands the baton off to teammate Emmy Dykman at a meet in Powell on April 21.

WORLAND- As soon as it started the WMS soccer teams are about to put the finishing touches on their first season.

The inaugural season of soccer has gone terrific for the WMS teams. Just this past Tuesday the teams hosted their final home match of the season against Buffalo.

The Lady Braves showed their offensive prowess and defensive fortitude with an 8-0 victory over Buffalo Middle School. "Offensively we had great shots and they did great at finishing the ball and following their shot," said coach Quintal Arnold.

"The girls did really well at moving the ball around the field and defensively they did great at supporting each other and making sure that no one got through them. The girls have made great gains this year, they have gotten better with their confidence on the ball and in all aspects of the game, from passing, dribbling to receiving the ball," Arnold added.

As for the Braves eighth-grade team they also used a strong offense to pair with their stout defense to defeat Buffalo 6-1. "The players did a good job defensively and quickly recovered the possession of the ball. Our team was creative offensively and generated many scoring opportunities which we were able to finish. Overall we were impressed by how well they possessed the ball and attacked the weak side of the field," said coach Jesus Davila on his team's performance Tuesday night.

The seventh-grade Braves had Tuesday night off as they were a game up on the eighth-grade team because Newcastle Middle School only had enough players out to fill one team. Against NMS the Braves yet again, won handily by a score of 7-1. "Overall the seventh graders put out a good performance. Our team controlled the game from the start by keeping possession of the ball. The players did a good job penetrating the defense by wall passing and beating their players 1-on-1. Once we reached the final third of the field, our players found their defensive gaps and played though balls which allowed us to score," said coach Davila.

The final match for all three teams will be in Gillette, Saturday, against Twin Spruce and Sage Valley middle schools.


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