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Cougars sweep three straight in volleyball win over SHS
Aspen Stagner returned a Shoshoni serve during the third game of Wind River's sweep of the Wranglers as Tory Thoman watched the play. Photo by Randy Tucker

Cougars sweep three straight in volleyball win over SHS

Oct 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

The Wind River Cougars swept Shoshoni Thursday night in Pavillion in a pivotal conference volleyball match in Class 2-A.

Wind River won 25-12, 26-24, 25-22 in the season's first meeting between the two schools. The second match of the season is Thursday, Oct. 17, in Shoshoni.

The two county schools play in the same conference this year on the Class 2-A level

Wind River used powerful hitting in the first set to set the table for the rest of the match.

SHS closed the score in the second set but couldn't produce the vital points in the end.

The third set was again down to the wire as the Cougars celebrated the victory over Shoshoni.

Shoshoni's week

The match with Wind River was the fourth league one in a span of a week for Shoshoni

The Wranglers swept Wyoming Indian on Tuesday night 25-9, 25-10, 25-11.

"Wyoming Indian is a much-improved team," SHS coach Christina Mills said. "They did a great job of digging at times. They do not have a real hitting threat. It enabled us to dig and continue to load our offense."

SHS lost to Kemmerer last Friday, Sept. 27, in a home match. Kemmerer won 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18.

"Kemmerer has strong outside hitters and does a nice job of digging the ball and keeping it in play," Mills said. "Kemmerer has good height and aggressively hits and serves the ball, which makes it difficult to return."

SHS plays Kemmerer on Oct. 11 in the second half of conference play.

"We need to improve our serve receive and clean up unforced errors," Mills said. "We made mistakes that are controllable, so our focus will be on minimizing these errors."

The Wranglers sept Big Piney 25-17, 25-21, 25-19 on Sept. 28.

"We served well and received well against them," Mills said. "The girls did a nice job of digging the ball defensively and making good choices with net play."

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