YODER – The Southeast High School volleyball team opened the season with a 2-1 record with wins over Rock River and Hanna-Elk Mountain.
On Friday, the Lady Cyclones defeated Rock River Longhorns and the H-EM Lady Miners in four sets.
Against Rock River, Southeast dropped the opening set 25-16, but the Lady Cyclones responded with 25-13, 25-10, 25-11 set wins to secure the match victory.
Junior Jordan Stoddard led the Lady Cyclones with 12 kills, while sophomore Brenna Herring added seven kills, four aces and dished out 15 assists. Sophomore Sydney Anderson had 14 digs and four kills, and junior Grace Steinbock added 13 assists, four digs and three kills.
Later in the afternoon, the Lady Miners were downed 3-1 (25-22, 25-13, 21-25, 25-21) by Southeast.
Stoddard led the Lady Cyclones with 14 kills and two blocks, while Anderson had 10 kills and a team-high 28 digs. Herring tallied 17 assists, to go along with five kills and three blocks. Sophomore Kealy Carson had 21 digs and five aces.
Southeast wrapped up the opening weekend of play with a 3-1 (25-16, 26-24, 23-25, 25-19) loss to Moorcroft on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Wolves jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set and never trailed in the opening set.
In the second set, Stoddard’s kill tied the set at two, but it wasn’t until a Moorcroft player ended up in the net that Southeast had its first lead of the day at 18-17.
The Lady Cyclones pushed the lead to as many as 24-20 following a block by junior Grace Desmond, but Moorcroft scored six straight points to close out the set.
In the third, neither team held a lead larger than three, but with Southeast trailing 21-19, Desmond served up a pair of aces to tie the match.
Southeast scored the next point and never trailed the remainder of the set to keep their hopes alive.
In the fourth set, the Lady Cyclones jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but Moorcroft scored seven of the next eight points en route to the set and match win.
Stoddard led the team with six kills, while Anderson added 18 digs and four kills. Carson tallied eight digs and three aces, and Herring recorded eight assists.
The Lady Cyclones (2-1) travel to Big Horn on Friday for a 2 p.m. match.