Green River Star -

By Jack H. Smith
Staff Writer 

Ladies fight hard against top ranked K.W.


The Green River High School volleyball team showed at times they could play with anybody in the state.

In their first two home matches of the season, the Lady Wolves showed many positives despite two losses to the number one and three ranked teams in the state.

The highlight of the season was Saturday when the Lady Wolves faced the daunting task of facing the top-ranked Trojans who came into the match with a 14-1 record and were a perfect 3-0 in the 4A West Conference.

After falling 25-21 in a close first set, Green River stormed back in the second and after a back and forth affair were able to pick up the set, 28-26. The Lady Wolves were unable however to continue the momentum and fell in the third and fourth sets, 25-8 and 25-15.

Green River head coach Rikki Shantz said the team played really good in the first sets, and that was not because Kelly Walsh was having an off night.

“My girl’s really earned it,” she said.

After such a close matchup, Shantz said she hopes the team realize how close they are to being able to beating the elite teams in the state.

In their match Friday against Natrona, Green River played solid, especially in the first and third set, but was swept 25-22, 25-15, and 25-22.

Shantz said they did not play as well Friday and made a lot of errors.

This week the Lady Wolves (5-9, 0-3 4A West) will take a break from conference play when they travel to compete at the Casper Invitational.

On Friday Green River will play pool games against Kelly Walsh, Laramie and Greybull. Shantz hopes the girls are ready and wanting face the top ranked Lady Trojans again. She said this week the two key focuses of practice will be to work on serving and defense.


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