Southeast sweeps Rock River on Saturday
YODER – The Southeast High School volleyball team has been working on coming into games mentally prepared.
It’s been a point of emphasis since first year head coach Monica Anderson took over the reins of the Lady Cyclone program in the summer, and on Saturday, the team showcased it with a 3-0 victory over the WyoPreps.com No. 4-ranked Rock River Longhorns.
“I felt like we came out ready to play today,” Anderson said. “We’ve had some ups and downs with that, but it was a good showing mentally for our girls.”
Southeast only trailed four points the entire match.
The Lady Cyclones jumped out to a 5-1 lead, and Rock River never got any closer than 9-7 in the opening set.
In the second set, junior Angie Logsdon’s kill gave the Southeast a 3-2 lead, but Rock River scored the next two points.
The lead was shorted lived as senior Sasha Haines’ ace put the Lady Cyclones back in front for good for the remainder of the match. It was one of four serving aces by Haines in the match.
“We are starting to jell,” Anderson said. “We are starting to realize we are a team who can do some great things and it doesn’t matter who’s on the floor for us. We have the ability to make good passes, set the ball, have good swings on the ball and play really good defense.”
Senior Kylee Llewellyn led Southeast with 10 kills, while junior Brooklyn Leithead added nine. Logsdon had eight. Leithead also tallied three stuff blocks. Haines recorded a team-high 21 digs, while sophomore Keana Llewellyn dished out 16 assists, while senior Baylie Booth added 12.
“I’m really happy with how the girls came out and played together,” Anderson said. “We communicated well. We moved well, and we did some great things today.”
The Lady Cyclones (5-4 overall and 2-0 in the 1A Southeast) hosts the Niobrara County Lady Tigers (3-10-1 overall and 0-3 in the 2A Southeast) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and travel to Mitchell, Nebraska for a tournament on Saturday which begins at 9 a.m.