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SHS spikers overpower three 2-A foes, drop close one to 3-A Powell
Sep 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Shoshoni High School remained undefeated in conference play with three road victories in a span of five days.
The state's top-ranked Class 2-A volleyball team rolled over Wyoming Indian 25-7, 25-5, 25-8 Tuesday night in Ethete.
WIHS is a team with a lot of underclassmen playing varsity volleyball.
"We played well on Tuesday, considering we were tired from all of the road trips and the night before getting in at midnight," SHS coach Christina Mills said. "I was not sure how the girls would come out, but they played very will overall."
The Lady Blue lost to Class 3-A Powell 16-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-21 on Monday night in Park County.
"Powell was a great game for us," Mills said.
"They are a tremendous team that hits the ball very well from all over, as well as a great digging team."
Powell plays in the Class 3-A West conference.
"We dug well against Powell and ran a quick offense that really made them work," Mills said. "I'm extremely pleased with how the Lady Blue played on Monday."
In a Class 2-A battle on Friday night, the visiting Shoshoni High School volleyball team swept Kemmerer 25-21, 25-11, 25-21.
"Kemmerer has some great outside hitters," Mills said. "They pass the ball well in serve-receive. We just took care of the ball and didn't make costly mistakes at the right times to get a run."
The Lady Blue dominated Big Piney 25-12, 25-7 25-17 on Saturday afternoon before SHS headed back to Fremont County.
"All the girls did a great job on Saturday getting a win over Big Piney," Mills said. "We adjusted our defense because they like to tip quite a bit. This enabled us to get some good passes to speed up our offense."
Shoshoni enters the second half of the conference in first in the league standings with a undefeated record. Kemmerer is one game behind the Lady Blue.
"The conference is still anyone's game," Mills said. "At this point anyone is beatable, and all teams have to show up and play when it counts. My girls know it's important to not overlook any of the competition."
SHS will host Big Piney at 2 p.m. Saturday in another conference match.
"I never want to take anything away from any one of those girls, because we need everyone if we are going to be successful," Mills said. "There is a reason why 12 girls can suit up for varsity, because they all play crucial roles.
SHS stats from road matches
Shoshoni 3, Wyoming Indian 0 -- Shaide Pingetzer, five kills; Kolbi Pickinpaugh, five kills, one ace; Sarah Thompson, seven kills; Natalee Goff, six kills; KayLee Fegler, 16 assists.
Powell 3, Shoshoni 1 -- Kolbi Pickinpaugh, 10 kills, 18 digs; Sarah Thompson, eight kills; Natalee Goff, 11 kills, 11 digs, KayLee Fegler, two aces, one kill, 26 assists, 15 assists; Shaide Pingetzer, five kills
Shoshoni 3, Big Piney 0 -- Shaide Pingetzer, seven kills; Kolbi Pickinpaugh 11 kills, two aces, eight digs; Sarah Thompson, seven kills; Natalee Goff 12 kills, 13 digs; KayLee Fegler, two aces; Kelly McAuslan, three aces, 14 digs; Annika Dechert, three aces, 14 digs; Erika Eckley, two aces.
Shoshoni 3, Kemmerer 0 -- Shaide Pingetzer, six kills, Kolbi Pickinpaugh, 10 kills; Sarah Thompson, eight kills, Natalee Goff, 12 digs, KayLee Fegler, two aces, 24 assists; Kelly McAuslan, two aces; Annika Dechert, five assists.