Lady Doggers split with Guernsey, Pine Bluffs

Logan Dailey/TORRINGTON TELEGRAM Lady Dogger senior Kaylie Rafferty hits the ball over the net in a 3-2 loss to Pine Bluffs on Friday.

LINGLE – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School volleyball team snapped a five-game skid last Thursday in Guernsey.

The win was a part of a weekend split when the Lady Doggers also fell to Class 2A SEWAC foe Pine Bluffs at home.

On Thursday, L-FL swept the Lady Vikings, 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 27-25).

Junior Tiah Meyer led the Lady Doggers with nine kills, while junior M’Lynn Hill added seven. Senior Kaylie Rafferty had six. As a team, Lingle served up 17 aces. Sophomore Baylee Skinner tallied a team-high six, and Hill added five.

On the defensive side of the net, four Lady Doggers – freshman Natalie Speckner, Meyer, Rafferty and Skinner – tallied one block each, while Hill and Skinner had 10 digs apiece.

The win was the first for the Lady Doggers since Sept. 25 when L-FL defeated Niobrara County on the road.

The next day, the team returned home, coming up short in a 3-2 loss to Pine Bluffs.

The Lady Hornets won the first two sets 25-18, 25-18, but the Lady Doggers battled back with 25-23, 25-11 wins to force a fifth and deciding set.

In the fifth, Pine Bluffs pulled away with a 15-10 win.

Meyer led the team with 12 kills, while Rafferty had nine. Speckner added six. Skinner served 12 of the team’s 19 aces and handed out 32 assists. Hill recorded a team-high 24 digs.

The Lady Doggers (5-12) wrap up the regular season at home against Niobrara County (1-15) on Saturday. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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