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