WORLAND – After falling behind 2-0 Saturday against Riverton in a state qualifier in Worland, Jordan Hunt netted two goals for the Torrington Lady Blazers, but Riverton sealed the win.
Hunt’s first goal came off of a corner from Jade Miller in the final minute of the first half, bringing the score to 2-1 at intermission. Around 10 minutes into the second half, Hunt recorded another goal off the assist from Natasha Reeves after the ball got knocked around in front of the Riverton goal. The Lady Wolverines scored their third and deciding goal around 20 minutes into the second half.
“Jordan obviously with her first two goals of the season,” Travis Rapp said of who had a solid game. “It was promising to see the sophomore finish the season strong with a beautiful volley off of Jade’s corner and then the grit to get the second one.”
In the final five minutes of the game, Rapp pulled a defender to get more numbers in the attacking third, leaving Miller and Jaci Racine as the only defenders on the pitch.
“Jade Miller played a great game in the back for us defensively,” Rapp said. “She’s been playing midfield and we put her back there (in defense) for this game since we were almost at full strength.”
Rapp also said that Abbi Mitchell and Shelby Schainost had solid games on the pitch.
The loss ended Torrington’s season, giving them a 2-15 record this spring. Riverton advanced to the state tournament.
“Hopefully, moving forward into the offseason and working towards next year, we will have more continuity and better health next year,” Rapp said. “As I told the girls after the game Saturday, they are one of the hardest working group of kids I’ve coaches – boys or girls – and I’d go into battle with them any day versus any team. We’ll sure miss our seniors, but we are also excited about the experience everyone got this year and the growth our young girls showed throughout the season.”