Emotional Win For Green River Lady Wolves

Emotional Win For Green River Lady Wolves

GREEN RIVER – Anytime to rivals step on the field of battle feelings are intensified. With emotions running high, the Green River Lady Wolves swept the Lady Tigers in Green River Wednesday night in the annual cancer awareness game, 25-14, 25-8, 25-17.

The mood was set early as entering the gym a sign caught fans eyes. Green River Volleyball plays for Maicy. Their fellow classmate Maicy Braden had her young life tragically cut short in a car accident earlier in the week.

Both teams played even to start the first set. Midway through the first, the serving of Abby Alcorn gave the ladies of Green River a three-point cushion, Lady Tiger Selena Cudney ended the run but the Lady Wolves had the momentum. Kills by No. 24 Madelyn Heiser and Kaitlyn Banks sparked another run as Green River served out the match for the 25-14 game one win.

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Green River’s serving was a factor in the win Wednesday night and Andri Dewey led the charge. She gave the Lady Wolves a 7-0 lead to start the second set. Kills by Taylor Stoeger and Banks extended the lead to 12-2 as Green River continued to control.

Cudney, Jordyn Lee and Taylor Jenkins played solid minutes for Rock Springs but the Lady Wolves attack continued. Cudney had several late kills but Stoeger and Heiser continued to bomb away at the net. In the end, it was all Green River, 25-8.

Like she did to start the second set, Dewey had the Lady Wolves off and going in the third. With Dewey serving, Green River jumped up 4-0. Rock Springs Lady Tiger Bailee Radakovich turned up the offense as she would stop the run and pull RSHS back.

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The strong net play by Radakovich and the Lady Tigers evened the set as both teams traded points. It was Dewey’s serving again as Green River pulled away by five, 16-11. The Lady Wolves would extend the lead to 8, 20-12, as they closed in on the match.

Lady Tiger Sidney Reese served strong all night and showed Rock Springs was not quite ready to quit as she pulled the team back to within five. That was as close as RSHS got as the Lady Wolves pulled away late behind the big right arm of Stoeger. Several kills later by the senior, the Green River Lady Wolves were celebrating the three-set sweep with the 25-17 win.

This is the only match this week for both teams. Next Tuesday, the Green River Lady Wolves will welcome Lyman to GRHS. Over the weekend, the conference leading Casper schools will be in town.

For the Rock Springs Lady Tigers, they start with Kelly Walsh at home on Friday, Oct. 14, before facing Natrona the following day.


Before the game, both cities and teams came together in a moment of silence for Maicy Braden.

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