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By STEPHANIE THOMPSON
People Editor 

Lady Wolves loses 1st conference game

 

September 13, 2017



The Green River Lady Wolves volleyball team took on their biggest rivals in their first conference game of the season.

Each match was close and the momentum seemed to go back and forth between the Lady Wolves and the Rock Springs Lady Tigers. However, in the end, the Lady Tigers walked away with the win. In the first match, the Lady Wolves were on top, 25-22, then the Tigers answered back in the next to matches, 25-23, 25-23. In the fourth match, the Lady Wolves answered back, 25-18, but lost in the last one 15-13.

It was tough for the Lady Wolves to lose on their home turf, but they had a great crowd.

“Our home opener was very exciting. It was great to have the band and cheerleaders there. The student section was rocking,” head coach Rikki Shantz said.

After the girls lost the second match, Shantz was watching the girls’ body language to see if they were getting discouraged or upset, however, the Lady Wolves remained composed.

“The game happened in way that a few have happened this season,” Shantz said. “Green River made a lot of unforced errors.”

Shantz said she felt the girls were over thinking some of the plays after they lost back-to-back matches.

“Any conference game has a certain pressure to win,” Shantz said. “We do know that no matter the record on any given year, this rivalry game could go either way.” 

The team played well together this week and excelled at serve and receive play, however they need to focus on not making errors that they can control.

The Lady Wolves took a well-needed break this past weekend.

“I think it is important to get perspective and have a fresh start coming into another big week,” Shantz said.

The team will travel this week to take on Kelly Walsh, which is always power house and Natrona County, which is also a strong team.

“Kelly Walsh looks to be the stronger team out of the two this year,” Shantz said. “In our conference, I would say Kelly Walsh is the team to beat this year.” 

The team will prepare for their away games the way they always do, by practicing hard every day this week.

“I believe that is the best way to build confidence,” Shantz said.

 

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