DOUGLAS – The Southeast High School volleyball team began and ended the Douglas Invite with wins. In between the wins, the Lady Cyclones dropped four straight matches at the season-opening weekend tournament.
Southeast began the weekend with a 2-1 (25-19, 20-25, 15-10) victory over Class 3A Wheatland.
Senior Sydney Anderson led the team with five kills, while senior Brenna Herring added five kills. Herring also tallied the team’s lone block of the game. Anderson and senior Shelby Ekwall tallied 11 digs each. Junior Baylie Booth and Herring dished out six assists each. Junior Tylar Stoddard served up two aces.
In the second of three matches on Friday, Southeast fell to Burns 2-0 (25-21, 25-23).
Herring led the team with eight kills and one block. Ekwall recorded the team’s lone ace of the match. Senior Kealy Carson tallied nine digs, while Booth and Anderson had seven each. Both also handed out seven assists.
In the final game on Friday, the Lady Cyclones fell to Buffalo 2-1 (25-23, 25-27, 15-12).
Anderson and Ekwall led the team with five kills apiece. Ekwall and Herring had two blocks each, while Ekwall had a team-high 15 digs. Herring also had eight assists.
In the first match on Saturday, Southeast fell to Alliance, Nebraska 2-0 (25-22, 25-19).
Herring led the team with six kills, while Carson, Anderson and sophomore Brooklyn Leithead had two each. As a team, the Lady Cyclones had five aces, including three from Herring. Herring and Anderson had one block each. Carson had 12 digs to lead Southeast. Herring and Booth had five assists each.
In the second game on Saturday, Southeast fell to Newcastle, 2-0 (25-21, 25-23).
Herring led the team with three kills and three blocks, while Booth had two aces and four assists. Anderson had 13 digs.
In the final match of the weekend, Southeast avenged Thursday’s loss to Buffalo with a 2-0 (26-24, 25-16) victory.
Herring led the Lady Cyclones with seven kills, while Anderson and Ekwall had five apiece. Stoddard had four of the team’s eight aces. Anderson tallied 11 digs, while Booth and Herring had nine assists apiece.
The Lady Cyclones are back in action Saturday against Burns and Kaycee in the team’s home opener. Southeast will face Burns at 10 a.m. and Kaycee at noon.