Perfect weekend: Lady Doggers win Morrill Invite

MORRILL, Neb. – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School volleyball team went a combined 4-0 over the weekend.

On Friday, the Lady Doggers brushed aside the Niobrara County Lady Tigers in a 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-16) victory.

Lingle served up 15 service aces in the win. Senior Ashley Riley led the team with eight, while senior Jessy White added three. Riley had a team-high seven kills, while senior Kalli Nichol added five. White dished out 12 assists.

On the defensive side of the net, Riley had eight digs, while Nichol, freshman Baylee Skinner and White had four apiece. Senior Shelby Heilbrun and Riley had two blocks each.

The next day, the Lady Doggers traveled to Morrill where they went 3-0 to claim the Morrill Invite championship.

In the opening match, L-FL swept Guersney-Sunrise, 2-0 (25-9, 25-14).

Riley led the team with six kills, to go along with an ace and four digs. Nichol added five kills and a team-high seven digs.

In the semifinal round, L-FL overcame an opening set loss to defeat the Crawford (Neb.) Rams 2-1 (16-25, 25-11, 25-20).

Riley and Nichol led the Lady Doggers with six kills apiece, while senior Audrey Perry added five. L-FL tallied eight service aces with Nichol, Heilbrun, White and Perry had two each. Nichol had three of the team’s five blocks. Riley had 15 digs.

The win advanced the Lady Doggers to the championship round against Garden County.

The teams traded wins through the first two sets, but ultimately, L-FL defeated the Eagles 2-1 (25-23, 24-26, 25-20), handing Garden County it’s first loss of the season.

Riley and Nichol tallied double-digit kills with 11 and 10, respectively, while Perry and Skinner added three aces each. Nichol also added three blocks, while Perry added 13 digs. Riley and White added 11 each.

The Lady Doggers (10-9) travel to Glenrock on Thursday, Oct. 10 for a 6 p.m. match.


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