This past weekend, the High Plains Select soccer club laced up their cleats to represent Wyoming in the National Championships held in Denver, Colorado. This tournament marked the first time a Wyoming team had ever won a regional event and made it to Nationals.
The team beat teams from Tennessee and Alabama and tied Massachusetts. They lost only to Texas in overtime in the semifinals with a score of 2-1.
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The U16 team went 0-2-1, losing to Massachusetts and California with a tie against Texas.
“It was an amazing event competing against the best soccer teams in the nation,” coach Jason Redmond said Tuesday afternoon. “We had already made history and continued to make history all the way till the end!”
U17 Goal Scorers:
Makyliegh Howard (Cheyenne Central): 6 goals
Alyssa Bedard (Rock Springs): 6 goals
Olivia Politi (Rock Springs): 1 goal
Peyton Roswadovski (Thunder Basin): 1 goal
Eliza Smith (Cheyenne Central): 1 goal
Ainsley Basich (Cheyenne Central): 1 goal
U16 Goal Scorers:
Emerson Grafton (West Virginia): 4 goals
Sophie Post (Salt Lake City): 2 goals
Charlie Grafton (West Virginia): 1 goal
Autumn Wilson (Cody): 1 goal