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Green River had two home games last week, first against Monticello on Tuesday and then against Monument Valley on Saturday.
The visiting Buckaroos got off to a slow start and the Pirates took advantage. They won 25-15 for the early lead. Unfortunately, Monticello woke up and took the next three sets, 25-14, 25-16 and 25-17, for the 3-1 win.
The Pirates regrouped against the Cougars. Green River had another strong start with 25-19 and 25-10 set wins. The Pirates dropped the third set 25-14, but had a chance to put the game away in the fourth. The Cougars held their ground, however, and battled back 25-22 to force a fifth set. In the decisive game, Green River could not regain the momentum and lost 15-9 for the 3-2 defeat.
This week, the Pirates (3-9, 3-3) will host Bryce Valley (3-15, 2-6) on Thursday before playing Escalante (14-4, 4-3) on Friday.