Sep 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staf WriterRiverton now looks forward to an important pair of conference matches for this Friday at home against Kelly Walsh and Saturday on the road at Casper Natrona.
In a quick evening of volleyball on the road, the Riverton Lady Wolverines dominated the Green River Lady Wolves in three sets 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 Tuesday night for their second consecutive Class 4-A West conference win.
Riverton (7-7, 2-1 Class 4-A West) now looks forward to an important pair of conference matches this Friday at home against Kelly Walsh and Saturday on the road at Casper Natrona.
Game time for the Kelly Walsh match is set for 6 p.m. in Wolverine Gym prior to the Riverton vs. Cody home football game slated to kick off at 7 p.m.
At Green River, Jensyn Pettit, "really turned it on at the end of the match. She had a huge block at the end that shut them down. All four of her blocks were boom, boom, boom in the last match that solidified the win," RHS head coach Adrian McNamee said.
Courtney Olson, Kaitlin Koehn, Kenisha Muehler, Sydney Lynott and Kiley Ridgway all had two aces, and Pettit and Ridgway led the way with nine kills. Brooklenn Thompson added five.
Koehn had 17 assists, and Muehler and Thompson both added 12 digs.
"Friday's match with KW will be a tough match," McNamee said.
It will be the third time Riverton will play Kelly Walsh due to a scheduling anomaly in that the Lady Wolverines have yet to play either conference foes Evanston or Casper Natrona.
In their conference match on the road against the Lady Trojans on Sept. 5, Riverton jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but could not hang on and lost 3-2 (12-25, 15-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-13).
"Kelly is 4-0 and Natrona is 2-1 (in Class 4-A West play). It will be a tough weekend for us. Natrona doesn't quite have the mental edge that Kelly has yet, but they have some heavy, heavy arms. We will have to have our block up," McNamee said.
Last week, KW downed Natrona in a five-set thriller 25-23, 25-20, 25-27, 28-27, 20-18. McNamee believes both Casper schools may be the teams to beat in the Class 4-A West.
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