Lady Cyclones 4-1 over busy weekend

LINGLE – The Southeast High School volleyball team picked up four more wins over the weekend over the course of five matches.

On Thursday, the Lady Cyclones opened the busy weekend with a 3-0 sweep of the cross-county rival Lingle-Fort Laramie.

Southeast handed the Lady Doggers a 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 loss for Homecoming.

The Lady Cyclones raced out to a 4-1 following back-to-back blocks from senior Jordan Stoddard and never trailed in the opening set.

Southeast’s lead reached as many as eight at 19-11, but the Lady Doggers trimmed the deficit to as few as four at 20-16.

In the second set, LFL senior Tiah Meyer’s block gave the Lady Doggers a 2-1 advantage.

The teams swapped the lead multiple times. Meyer’s kill put Lingle in front 7-6, but Southeast scored the next six points. The Lady Cyclones also had a 7-0 run to push their lead to 20-11 en route to the second set win.

In the third set, Lingle scored the first two points of the set. Southeast tied the match at two apiece. It was the first of 10 occasions the teams were tied in the set before the Lady Cyclones pulled away for the win.

Tied at 17, a block from Stoddard helped Southeast pull away for the sweep.

Junior Sydney Anderson led Southeast with nine kills, while junior Brenna Herring added eight. Stoddard had six. Sophomore Sasha Haines tallied two aces. Herring had 15 assists.

On the defensive side of the net, Stoddard had three blocks, while Anderson had two. Haines tallied 10 digs, while Stoddard and Anderson had nine apiece.

No LFL stats were available at press time.

Southeast also competed at the Upton Jamboree on Saturday, finishing the day 3-1.

The Lady Cyclones defeated Hulett 2-0 (25-13, 25-17), Upton, 2-1 (19-25, 25-18, 15-11) and the Thunder Basin freshmen 2-0 (25-11, 25-18). The only setback of the day came against Kaycee in a 2-1 (25-10, 23-25, 15-10) loss.

Southeast (15-8) travels to Pine Bluffs on Thursday for a 6 p.m. contest and to Niobrara County on Friday for a 5 p.m. match.


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