LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School volleyball team went 1-4 last weekend with a Homecoming loss to Southeast and a 1-3 trip to the Upton Jamboree.
On Thursday, Lady Doggers lost 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-21).
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 Hailey Smith led the Lady Doggers with five kills, while M’lynn Hill added four. Meyer had one solo and one assisted block, while sophomore Natalie Speckner led the team with nine digs. Freshman Brenly Shipp had eight digs. Junior Baylee Skinner dished out 19 assists.
On Saturday, the Lady Doggers made their way north for the Upton Jamboree. Over the course of the day, LFL fell to No. 2 ranked Kaycee 2-0 (25-10, 25-15), Campbell County freshmen 2-1 (25-15, 24-25, 15-10) and Upton 2-1 (23-25, 25-23,15-7).
The lone win of the day came against the Midwest Lady Oilers in a 2-0 (25-17, 25-16) sweep.
In the loss to Kaycee, Meyer led the team with four kills, while Skinner had a team-high 13 digs and eight assists. Against Campbell County, Shipp had six kills, while Meyer had four. Hill had one solo and one assisted block, while Meyer had two assisted blocks. Against Upton, Smith and Hill recorded one ace each, while Shipp and Meyer had three kills apiece. Speckner had one solo block and two assisted blocks. Skinner had 17 digs and 10 assists, while Hill added 15 digs.
In the team’s only win of the weekend, Speckner and Meyer served up three aces apiece, while Shipp, Hill, and Meyer had two kills each. Smith had two solo blocks and nine digs, while Speckner had 10 digs. Skinner had seven assists.
The Doggers (7-14) travel to Pine Bluffs (10-11-1) on Friday for a 5 p.m. match.