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The Lady Broncs already knew that a soccer field is huge - today they found out a win on that huge field can come from just a few inches. Somewhere in this play near the goal a hand touches the ball setting up a penalty kick.

Midway through a scoreless second half Sheridan's Jake Moore takes a high speed pass from Hunter Reece, breaks loose and heads directly toward the goal. As KW's goalie Connor Diller starts to pull in the ball Jake's speed limits his options too; running into the goalie or leaping over him. Jake went for the leap that he cleanly made as shown here. At the end of regulation it was still scoreless.

The Sheridan Broncs needed but one Pass, Kick, Score and Celebration to beat the Laramie Plainsmen on Friday in the semi finals - scroll down to see the whole sequence. Hunter Reece passed to Riley Ryan whose kick got past Laramie's goalie Jonathan Miller and in for the score.

The Buffalo Bison sure could have used this call going the other way - instead the official ruled that the ball did not cross the goal line early in the game which Buffalo ended up losing to the Jackson Hole Broncs by a score of 2 to 0. As a result the Bison drop into a game against Lander Valley for third place on Saturday at 11:00 am on Field #2.

One minute into the semi final game on Friday Lady Bronc goalie Bailey McLean somehow gets a "yellow" card during her play in the two left frames, in the center Nicci Kassen gets fast instructions on being a goalie and a hug for good luck. Then on the right Campbell County's Brittney Lacek sends the penalty kick wide right of the goal.

Early in the game on Friday Lady Bison Caley Stafford kicks a ball that Jackson Hole's goalie Faith Hamlin mishandles allowing Lady Bison Olivia Spanos to propel the ball just to the left of goal. That practice run perhaps in part spurred the Lady Bison on to their 3 to 0 victory over the Jackson Hole Lady Broncs in the semi final game.

This Sheridan Bronc play had all the ingredients for a score but came up short of that when an official stopped the action. Sheridan's Scott Brown puts the ball in the air in front of the goal where teammate Lucas Wollenman, playing in his extended front yard - directly in front of his home across the way, goes up for a header only to have Riverton's goalie Logan Ridgeway beat him to the ball.

This near score by Buffalo's Collin Rodriguez off a pass from Cam Spade shows the high level of intensity in the 3A State Soccer Championship action from Thursday as the Buffalo Bison pulled out a 3 to 2 win over the Cody Broncs. Next up for the Bison is semi final action against the Jackson Hole Broncs on Field #2 at 4:00 pm Friday.

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