YODER – The Southeast High School volleyball team went 1-2 last week with a home win over the Glenrock Herders, but the Lady Cyclones fell to Wright and Mitchell, Neb. on the road.
Southeast opened the week on the road with a trip to Nebraska to visit the Mitchell Lady Tigers on Tuesday.
Mitchell came away with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-14) sweep of the Lady Cyclones.
Senior Morgan Ekwall led the team with seven kills and 21 digs, while freshman Sydney Anderson also recorded seven kills and six digs. Sophomore Jordan Stoddard tallied a team-high four blocks, to go along with three kills.
On Thursday, the Lady Cyclones returned home where they picked up a 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23) win over conference foe Glenrock.
Southeast jumped out to a 14-8 lead behind a service ace from Ekwall, but Glenrock chipped away at the deficit, ultimately, taking the lead at 20-19.
The Lady Cyclones briefly regained the lead at 24-23, but a pair of attack errors and a double hit handed Glenrock the opening set win.
In the second set, it was Glenrock who held the early lead.
The Lady Herders grabbed a 7-3 lead, but a kill from sophomore Grace Desmond tied the match at nine.
It came in the middle of an 9-2 spurt by Southeast, and it was a lead which the Lady Cyclones never surrendered again in the set.
Heading to the third, Southeast never trailed in the set, but in the fourth set, Glenrock led 2-0 early. However, it was short-lived.
Southeast went on a 7-1 run, but an ace from Glenrock tied the set at 10.
The Lady Cyclones regained the lead on the next point.
Neither tam held more than a two point lead the remainder of the match, but in the end kills by Stoddard and sophomore Grace Steinbock capped off the match for the Lady Cyclones.
Stoddard tallied a team-high 11 kills, while Anderson had 10 and Desmond eight.
Ekwall recorded 16 digs, while freshman Brenna Herring dished out 17 assists.
On Friday, the Lady Cyclones traveled north to Wright where the Lady Panthers handed a 3-2 (25-19, 25-27, 25-23, 25-16, 15-10).
Stoddard led the team with 13 kills and four blocks, while Anderson added nine kills. Ekwall had 26 digs, while senior Kendall Haas had 22. Herring dished out 20 assists.
The Lady Cyclones (10-13) hosts Pine Bluffs on Oct. 17.