Lady Doggers place ninth at Arvada-Clearmont Invite

LINGLE – The Class 1A No. 3-ranked Lingle Fort Laramie Lady Doggers played seven matches over a three-day period over the weekend coming away with a 4-2-1 record.

On Thursday, the Lady Doggers fell to Glenrock, 3-1 (25-11, 25-10, 17-25, 25-15).

Glenrock jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first set and a 10-1 lead in the second set, cruising in each set.

In the third set, the Lady Doggers turned the tide and jumped out to a 5-2 advantage behind a Kaelyn Riley kill, Shelby Heilbrun ace and multiple Glenrock errors.

It was a lead which Lingle never surrendered, growing to as many as 20-9 following two more Glenrock attack errors.

The visiting Lady Herders made a small rally late in the set, but it proved not enough as Lingle forced a fourth game.

Heilbrun served up her fourth and final ace of the match early in the fourth, handing her team a 2-1 lead.

However, Glenrock, the No. 5-ranked Class 2A team, went on a 6-3 and 7-2 runs to extend its lead to as many as 20-11 in the final set.

Senior Jordan Hunt led the Lady Doggers with seven kills, while senior Kaelyn Riley added six. Junior Jessy White dished out 21 assists. Defensively, junior Ashley Riley tallied three stuff blocks and 17 digs.

The next day, Lingle traveled to Buffalo for the 16-team Arvada-Clearmont Invitational.

During Friday’s pool play, the Lady Doggers went 1-1-1 despite the two-set matches not counting towards the overall record.

Lingle opened the day with a loss to Farson-Eden 25-23, 25-24.

Ashley Riley led the team with six kills and one stuff block. Jessy White tallied 12 assists, while Hunt led the team with 10 digs.

In the next set, the Lady Doggers split with Arvada-Clearmont, falling in the first set 25-12 but winning the second 25-24.

Senior Jordyn Gaspers recorded a team-high seven kills, while White handed out 10 assists. Kaelyn Riley tallied two blocks, while White also added 11 digs.

Lingle ended pool play with a 25-12, 25-17 victory over Ten Sleep.

Gaspers had a team-high six kills, while Hunt and Ashley Riley added five each.

The 1-1-1 record dropped the Lady Doggers to the Silver Bracket, but Lingle went 3-0 en route to a ninth-place finish.

Lingle opened the day with a 25-22, 25-17 win over the Hulett Red Devils.

Gaspers and Ashley Riley led the team with seven kills each, while White dished out 18 assists. Defensively, Hunt and freshman Tiah Meyer had one block each, while Hunt and Ashley Riley tallied six digs each.

In the semifinal round, the Lady Doggers defeated Burlington 25-18, 25-11.

Gaspers had four kills, while Hunt had four blocks and 10 digs.

The win placed Lingle in ninth-place match, and the Lady Doggers knocked off Little Snake River, 25-17, 25-21.

Ashley Riley led the Lady Doggers with seven kills, while White had 16 assists. Kaelyn Riley had two blocks.

Lingle is now 14-6 on the season and will host Guernsey-Sunrise (2-17) at 5 p.m. Friday.

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