Familiar face returns to Fremont County at the helm of Rawlins boys soccer

Lander Valley High School's soccer teams held their season home opening games tonight. They hosted the Rawlins Outlaws and were able to earn wins for both the girls and boys squads. In the girls match, Zoe Peterson was able to bookend the winning scoreline (3 - 0) with a couple goals for the Lady Tigers. Audrea Tarrango was able to convert on an earned penalty kick in the second half for the other score. The goals were supported by strong midfield play from a very active and effective Molly Fehringer while the stout back-line play was anchored by strong performances from Allyson Sollars and Tarrango. It was a complete team effort that gave the ladies the convincing win. The fun backstory to the night was the Fremont County homecoming for ex-Wolverine Boy's Varsity Coach Erly Cornejo. This year he was appointed as the Rawlins High School boys Head Coach. At RHS, Cornejo earned a reputation as a technical coach that preached a disciplined defensive effort. Tonight was no exception. Lander was able to beat Rawlins last year 7-1 in their first match. This year Cornejo's defend-first focus kept the Tigers scoreless until the 75th minute when Lander forward Noah Peschio was able to net a keeper deflection for the 1-0 LVHS win. The Tigers defense turned in a clean sheet shutout on the night. Central defenders Keaton Scott, Jim Fehringer and Holding/Defensive-Midfielder Tony Schaff only allowed the Outlaws two shots on their net, which Keeper Abe Lowham was able to secure. The Outlaw defense was successful in frustrating Tiger scorers Jed Welsh and Daniel Lobera, but the good team ball movement ultimately gave the Tiger boys the win. #county10 #news