Shoshoni dominates Wind River Volleyball in first meeting of 2022


Shoshoni and Wind River faced off for the first time on the Shoshoni volleyball court last week. Host Lady Wranglers managed the Lady Cougars in four games 25-15, 22-25, 25-10 and 25-19 in the first game in the Northwest Conference for both teams this season.

On Saturday, Shoshoni fell in a close game at Cowley. Shoshoni fell behind in the first two games losing 25-13, 25-21 before rallying in games three and four with identical 25-22 wins over the Grizzlies. In the standout match, Rocky Mountain won the match with a score of 15-11.

Tania St. Clair powers a ball through a block {h/t Randy Tucker}

Wind River took on Greybull and fell to the Buffs in three straight games 25-19, 25-12, and 25-16.

The weekend’s games leave Shoshoni with a record of 1-1 Northwest 2-A and Wind River 0-2.

Both teams arrived via the seemingly endless tournament schedule that now constitutes Wyoming high school volleyball.

A Cougar Server {h/t Randy Tucker}

Shoshoni was one of three Class 1-A and 2-A schools at the Class 4-A Star Valley Invitational last week.

The Lady Wranglers faced stiff competition from top-ranked Class 1-A powerhouse Cokeville in open play losing 25-3, 25-16, then moved on to three consecutive Class 4-A opponents .

They fell to Jackson Hole 25-8, 25-23, Star Valley 25-11, 25-15 and Campbell County 25-9, 25-19 before facing Class 2-A Southwest Kemmerer, a team they had beaten twice before. in the season. Shoshoni fell to Lady Rangers 23-25, 25-22, 9-15 in three games. It was their first loss to a Class 2-A team this season.

Wind River in almost seasonal action {h/t Randy Tucker}

Wind River competed in a Class 2-A Tournament with the addition of Class 3-A Burns in Sheridan County at Big Horn High School. The Lady Cougars opened with a straight-set 21-25, 20-25 loss to Pine Bluffs, then fell to Wright 10-25, 23-25. They came back to beat Pine Bluffs 25-20, 25-21 in the consolation bracket of the tournament before falling to Burns 25-23, 21-25, 10-15.

Next up for the Lady Wranglers is a conference game with Greybull on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wrangler Gym.

Morgan Donelson spiked the ball {h/t Randy Tucker}

Wind River hosts Rocky Mountain on Friday at 6 p.m., then heads to Thermopolis for a 2 p.m. game on Saturday.


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