Lady Cougars host volleyball invitationalSep 6, 2017 By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Coming off their appearance in the opening week of the season at the McDonald's Invitational in Riverton, the Wind River Lady Cougars returned home to Pavillion to host the annual Wind River Invitational on Friday.
The best-of-three tourney format provided for some quick matches during the single-day event which included eight squads.
Wind River lost its opener against Little Snake River, 2-0 (25-16, 25-20), then dropped another to Greybull in straight sets, 2-0 (25-20, 25-17).
Head coach Jamie Lockhart's club bounced back with a victory against the Lady Rebels of Riverside, 2-0 (25-18, 25-17), then built on that momentum in beating Kemmerer, 2-1 (15-25, 25-17, 15-10) to finish the event 2-2.
Wind River (2-7) plays at the Big Horn Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
The WIHS Lady Chiefs were coming off an impressive straight-sets road victory against Dubois as they took to the court Friday at the Purple Palace.
However, their good fortune failed to follow them down from the high country in a loss to Tongue River, 2-0 (25-19, 25-24), followed by another defeat at the hands of Riverside, 2-1 (25-22, 18-25, 15-10).
Nobody could accuse the Lady Chiefs of going down without a fight, as their next match also went three sets. But the outcome was similar against Rocky Mountain, a 2-1 loss (25-10, 21-25, 15-5).
WIHS dropped the final match of the day to Greybull, 2-0 (25-17, 25-20).
Wyoming Indian (1-9) plays Friday and Saturday at the Meeteetse Invitational.
The Lady Rams of Dubois lost a five-set thriller to conference rival Meeteetse on Friday, 3-2 (15-25, 25-20, 25-15, 19-25, 15-12).
Dubois (1-6, 0-1 Class 1-A Northwest) has road match against St. Stephen's on Sept. 15.
The Lady Eagles of St. Stephen's (0-5) also play at the Meeteetse Invitational this week.