GREEN RIVER – High school volleyball got underway last weekend as teams from around the state went back to work. The Green River Lady Wolves opened its season in Cokeville and went 1-4 to start the season.
While early-season tournaments help teams get back into a competitive mindset, coaches also get an opportunity to strengths and weaknesses of the team. Coaches also play a lot of players to see were the individual talent is and the chemistry certain lineups have.
Green River opened the tournament against Preston, Idaho. The Lady Wolves showed a little rust as Preston took the first game, 25-8. With the first game jitters out of the way, Green River came back to win a close second game, 25-23. It was all Preston after that as they took games three and four, 25-19 and 25-16, to win the match.
Green River then faced off against the home team, Cokeville. The Lady Wolves had a better start against Cokeville but fell short, 25-19. Green River battled hard but just could not break through as they dropped the next two games, 25-23 and 25-23. On their final game of the first day, the Lady Wolves faced Rawlins. The first game again bit the ladies as Rawlins took the first game, 25-12. Like they did against Preston earlier in the day, Green River took the second, 25-23. Again, the Lady Wolves came close but could n0t get the one break they needed as Rawlins took the next two games and the match, 25-20 and 25-23,
With the three losses on Friday, Green River started Saturday play in the Silver Bracket. On Saturday, the Lady Wolves came to play as they defeated Randolph in straight games, 25-20, 25-23 and 25-15. The win put Green River in the title game for the Silver Bracket. Green River faced a familiar foe in the game as conference competitor Evanston took the floor. The game was a non-conference game.
Evanston came out strong as they were able to take the first two games, 25-16 and 25-22, to put Green River in a hole. In a must win third game, Green River was able to pull out a very close win, 26-24, to stay alive. Evanston was able to shut the door on the Lady Wolves in the fourth game, 25-17.
Green River will head to Gillette this weekend for one of the biggest tournaments in the state. Green River will open the tournament against Laramie at 10 a.m. They are also schedule to play Glenrock and Scottsbluff, Neb. on Friday.