State tourney bid comes up short for LFL volleyball

BURNS – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School volleyball season came up one win shy of reaching the Class 2A State Volleyball Tournament after going 1-2 at the East Regional Tournament in Burns.

In the opening round on Friday, the Lady Doggers knocked off last season’s state runner-up, Sundance, 3-1.

The Bulldogs won the opening set 25-22, but Lingle rattled off three straight set wins, 25-23, 25-23, 25-19, to advance to the semifinal round.

It was the first win in three tries for LFL against Sundance.

In the semifinals on Friday evening, the Lady Doggers battled defending state champion Big Horn.

The Lady Rams handed LFL a 25-21, 25-14, 25-14 loss, dropping the Lingle to a must-win contest against the Tongue River Lady Eagles on Saturday with the winner punching its ticket to the state tournament.

The Lady Eagles, sporting a 14-17-1 record and the No. 4 seed from the Northeast Quadrant, handed the Lady Doggers its second straight sweep of the weekend.

Tongue River ended the LFL season with a 25-14, 25-15, 25-23 victory.

No stats were made available by press time.

The Lady Doggers ended the season with a 14-14-1 record.