LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School volleyball team went 1-4 last week with the team’s lone win coming on Friday evening against the Niobrara County High School, 3-1 (21-25, 25-11, 25-21, 25-15).
The Lady Doggers raced out to a 7-1 lead, but as quickly as LFL’s lead was built, the visiting Lady Tigers made it disappear.
NCHS scored nine straight points to take a 10-7 lead, before a Baylee Skinner kill slowed the Lady Tiger run.
Unfortunately for Lingle, they saw a brief 19-18 lead late in the set, but NCHS scored the seven of the final nine points to take a 1-0 lead.
Lusk kept the momentum on its side to start the second set, scoring the first two points, but senior Tiah Meyer put the Lady Doggers in front with a pair of kills.
The Meyer points sparked a rally, allowing LFL to score eight straight points to give the Lady Doggers a 12-4 lead. From there, Lingle cruised to a set win to tie the match at one.
The third set was a carbon copy of the first, as the Lady Doggers raced out to a 5-2 lead, but Lusk battled back to take a 15-11 lead.
Sophomore Natalie Speckner’s kill started the Lady Dogger rally. Lingle regained the lead at 19-18 courtesy of back-to-back kills from senior M’Lynn Hill. LFL closed out the set on a 8-3 spurt.
In the final set, Lingle grabbed a 5-1 advantage and never trailed to close out the victory.
No stats were available at press time.
The next day, the Lady Doggers traveled north to Lusk to play in the Lusk Invitational.
LFL went 0-4 on the day, falling to Wright, Upton, Moorcroft and Hanna-Elk Mountain.
The Lady Doggers fell to Wright 25-19, 25-14, Upton 25-23, 25-22, Moorcroft 25-20, 25-12 and H.E.M. 20-25, 25-23, 15-9.
No stats were available from the Lusk Invitational.
The Lady Doggers (5-8) return to the court at the Morrill (Nebraska) Invite on Saturday. Action gets underway at 9 a.m.