Riverton Woman Competes in Ranger College’s Soccer
Nov 06, 2015 12:12PM
● By Bryan Scott
South Valley - The Ranger College womens soccer team continued to build momentum for its postseason appearance at Ranger Field by turning in a stellar outing against the Cisco Lady Wranglers in a key NJCAA Region V showdown. The Ranger College women battled Cisco to a 1-1 deadlock in double overtime.
“We played really well today,” said Kortney Wells, a sophomore from Riverton. “We haven’t played this balanced against them (Cisco) this season, so it was a good for us to come out and play like we did.”
With the tie, the Lady Rangers improved to 7-5-3 for the season and moved to 1-3-1 in conference play. RC trails Cisco (8-4-2 overall and 2-0-2 in conference) by one game in the conference standings.
Shadel Cyrus helped Ranger College draw first blood. The freshman defender punched home a shot just 3 minutes into the contest and staked the Lady Rangers jump to a 1-0 lead.
Cisco, which had edged RC by a 2-1 clip in their previous conference bout on Sept. 22, notched its goal midway through the second half.
The RC women threw the brakes on any Cisco rally from there. The Lady Rangers, backed by solid play from Janique Browne, Chloe Hynes, Sarah Lynch and Abigail Haston, held the Lady Wranglers scoreless in each of the ensuing two 10-minute overtime periods.
“We knew from the get-go we could play with Cisco,” said Wells. “We stayed in front of them and stayed focused a lot better. We got a tie out of it.”
The Ranger College women closed out the regular season on Oct. 19 with a home game against Western Texas College at Ranger Field.