Boys and Girls Soccer Poll: March 23rd
Stats have been posted on the stat page for the first week. We are keeping statewide stats for individual goals scored, inidividual assists, individual saves, team goals scored, and team goals allowed!
The first soccer poll of the season is out, and this weekend is going to be very very busy for the top 5 teams.
Starting with boys 4A, defending state champ Laramie rules the roost. They are followed by state runner-up Sheridan, East, Central and Rock Springs. This weekend has #4 Central at #3 East on Friday, while #5 RS visits #1 Laramie on Saturday. #2 Sheridan will host 3A #1 Cody on Friday, in a game that pits last year’s 3A runner-ups vs. last year’s 4A runner-ups.
As mentioned, Cody is the king of the mountain in the 3A boys rankings, and the Broncs have a tough schedule this weekend. First they visit #2 4A Sheridan on Friday, then on Saturday, they’ll play at #3 Buffalo, in a re-match of what has been the 3A title game, the last 3 years in a row. #3 Buffalo will visit unranked Powell on Friday night. Meanwhile, #2 Jackson will hit the road for a pair of games vs. top 5 foes. At #5 Worland on Friday, then at #4 Lander on Saturday.
Switching to the girls 4A poll, Gillette is on top, after blanking Natrona last week. The Lady Camels will visit NC’s field on Saturday for a neutral site game vs. Green River on Saturday. East is ranked #2, by 1 point ahead of #3 Laramie, who are the 3-time defending state champs. The Lady Plainsmen start their season this weekend by hosting Gering, NE on Friday, and then visit Rock Springs on Sautrday. Central is ranked #4 and will travel to the other side of Cheyenne on Friday to play their cross-town rivals. Sheridan rounds out the top 5 at #5 and will visit #2 3A Cody, on Friday.
On the 3A girls poll, Buffalo is on top, with Cody not far behind. It’s a #1 vs. #2 clash this Saturday in Park County, but before that, the Lady Bison will host Powell the night before, while the Fillies host #5 4A Sheridan. Lander, Jackson and Worland are ranked #3, #4 and #5 in the poll. The 3-time defending state champs from Teton County have already given more goals, then they have all of last season, and things won’t get any easier, when they visit Worland and Lander this weekend.