RHS spikers end tourney with win over Natrona

Sep 2, 2012 By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

The good news for the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team is they played a lot of volleyball in days two and three of their road trip to the Gillette Invitational Volleyball tournament after a stop in Casper last Thursday.

The not-so-good news is that Riverton has not achieved the consistent level of play head coach Adrian McNamee knows is necessary to have ultimate success.

In pool play Friday, Riverton lost to Sheridan (20-25, 25-17, 16-14), beat Sundance (25-20, 25-19) and lost to pool winner Douglas (25-18, 25-16) to advance to the silver bracket Saturday.

"There were a lot of teams that were streaky like us, but Douglas was the most solid team we played," McNamee said.

In bracket play, Riverton fell to Laramie (25-14, 24-26, 15-12) and Buffalo (21-25, 25-16, 15-10) but rebounded to end the tournament with a win over Casper Natrona (25-20, 23-25, 15-9).

"We got a win at the end, and that makes everything a bit better. At the same time, in talking with the girls, we weren't very pleased with our level of play this weekend," McNamee said.

The Lady Wolverines will take Sunday and Monday off and resume practice Thursday. This Saturday, RHS (8-9, 0-1 Class 4-A West) hosts Rock Springs in the second conference match of the young season.

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