Soccer teams peaking as the post-season begins

Soccer teams peaking as the post-season begins

The Lady Braves are 8-1-1 in their last ten matches and the Braves have won five of their last six as the regular season is now the books.

Both squads collected a pair of shutout wins over visiting Powell and Cody over the past weekend.

The two programs have each won 11 matches thus far, new high marks for the regular season as the prepare for a run in the post-season.

While both teams have had similar successes this season, one thing that is not identical is their schedule for this week. The Lady Braves, having captured the Southwest District back on May 2, is off while they try and get healthy. The status for Shantay Robinson and Madi Klein are both in doubt for the state tournament. The Braves (11-4)(2-2) will be back on the bus as they head to Worland where they will play Newcastle (1-10)(0-4) for the right to play in the state tournament.

Lady Panthers: 0  Lady Braves: 3

Star Valley junior, Desa Inskeep, uses something akin to Kung Fu as she battles for the ball against the Cody Fillies. (Independent Photo by Kalin Schwab)

Star Valley junior, Desa Inskeep, uses something akin to Kung Fu as she battles for the ball against the Cody Fillies. (Independent Photo by Kalin Schwab)

Jessica Woodford intercepted a clearance attempt and put it into the back of the net for Star Valley’s first goal in the 8th minute. It was all they would need as the defense continued to put up a wall for the offense. Kenedey Brog capitalized on a penalty kick in the 66th minute and Woodford added another from 35 yards out on a free kick in the 69th.

Panthers: 0  Braves: 5

Dayne Abrams became the school’s all time leader in goals scored (20), set a new mark for goals in a season (17) and collected his fourth career hat trick on Friday evening. Kelton Robinson and Hyrum England each added goals as the Braves avenged an early season loss in Powell.

Fillies: 0  Lady Braves: 1

In a hard fought match it was the ability of the Lady Braves to eventually wear down the Fillies which led to the game’s only goal. With the ball on the Cody end of the field for most of the day, Brog was able to capitalize on pressure by the midfield in the 46th minute for the game winner. Desa Inskeep was credited with the assist. It’s

Dayne Abrams, Trace Haderlie, Bryan Burton, Robby Smith and Ammon Guild work together to clear the field before defeating Cody. (Independent photo by Dahl Erickson)

Dayne Abrams, Trace Haderlie, Bryan Burton, Robby Smith and Ammon Guild work together to clear the field before defeating Cody. (Independent photo by Dahl Erickson)

the second time in the last three matches that Brog has scored all of the offense for the team. Defensively, the Lady Braves with Sadie Hokum, Shayla Patterson, Rylee Bermester, Sarah Walker, Jamie Nield and company have only allowed two goals in their last six matches.

Broncs: 0 Braves: 1

The teams played two, 30-minute halves after a snow delay in which a group of people literally shoveled off the playing surface. Jared Johnson scored his first varsity goal in just the 4th minute and it was enough on a day where the Broncs could get little room against the Star Valley defense. Ammon Guild has now been in goal for six shutouts this season, tripling the previous school mark of two held by Justin Miller and Travis Kinslow. The defensive work of Eric Pantuso, Bryan Burton, Hyrum England, Robby Smith and others has been a key for the team which has allowed just two goals in their last five matches.

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Soccer teams peaking as the post-season begins

Soccer teams peaking as the post-season begins

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