Southeast volleyball sweeps Pine Bluffs, Lusk


YODER – The Southeast High School volleyball swept a pair of matches against Class 2A teams in the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets and the Niobrara County Lady Tigers over the weekend.

On Thursday, the Lady Cyclones overcame early deficits in each set to take down the Lady Hornets, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-16).

In the opening set, the visitors jumped out to a 7-4 advantage before kills from sophomores Kealy Carson and Sydney Anderson jump started the Southeast rally.

Later in the set, Anderson added another kill to her total, tying the match at nine, and the score was the start of a 14-2 run, pushing the Southeast lead to 23-11.

In the second set, Pine Bluffs scored the first three points and led a majority of the set.

The Lady Hornets pushed their lead to as many as 19-6 before kills from juniors Jordan Stoddard and Grace Desmond flipped the momentum in the Lady Cyclone’s favor.

Trailing 18-17, Carson served up an ace to tie the match and then served up a second to give her team the lead for the remainder of the set.

In the third, the Lady Hornets saw there 3-1 lead erased quickly.

Desmond’s kill and an ace by senior Becca Foos gave Southeast for good to close out the sweep.

Stoddard led Southeast with six kills, while Carson, Anderson and sophomore Brenna Herring added five kills and 11 assists. The Lady Cyclones served up 12 aces, including a team-high four from Desmond. Foos tallied 22 digs, while Anderson had 17.

The next day, the Lady Cyclones defeated Niobrara County, 3-1 (25-14, 18-25, 25-14, 25-12).

Carson led Southeast with nine kills, while Stoddard, Herring and Anderson had six apiece. The Lady Cyclones recorded 16 aces, led by Carson with five and senior Emma Short with four. Stoddard tallied four stuff blocks, while Herring and sophomore Shelby Ekwall had two each.

The Lady Cyclones (13-3) travel to Lingle to face the Lady Doggers (5-12) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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