Oct 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterMost high school volleyball teams have goals to win a particular game or a particular title.
For the Riverton Lady Wolverines, the team's goal late in the regular season is the same as it was the first day of the practice -- play consistent volleyball every game, according to Riverton's head coach Adrian McNamee. Friday in Green River, RHS (4-5 Class 4-A West) achieved that goal with a four-set win,17-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-16. Saturday in Evanston, the consistency goal wasn't attained in a 25-20, 25-20, 25-13 loss to the West 4-A conference leader. "Friday we played very unselfish, supporting and fast. Today (Saturday) was kind of the opposite. We need to have that good team show up every single time. We had too many heads going with this idea or what happened two or five points ago today, instead of one mind playing for the next point," McNamee said.
The Lady Wolverines have two more regular season matches remaining. First up is a Tuesday-night battle against Class 3-A Lander at 6 p.m. in Wolverine Gym. Riverton will travel to Rock Springs for its final conference match Friday, where the Wolverines will hope to hold on to their third seed behind Evanston and Kelly Walsh when they travel back to Rock Springs for the Class 4-A West regional volleyball tournament beginning Oct. 18.
In Tuesday's final home match of the season, the Wolverines will be dressed in orange jerseys and will be raising funds for the fight against leukemia.
"Our match against Lander can be a good building block to shoot off from. There is a lot of intensity and emotion in the Lander game, and the girls are playing for a good cause. Hopefully we can get some refocus," McNamee said.
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