LFL volleyball drops final two matches of the regular season
YODER – The Lingle-Fort Laramie High School volleyball team wrapped up the regular season with losses to Southeast and Burns last Thursday and Friday.
On Thursday, the Lady Doggers fell to the cross-county rivals, the Lady Cyclones.
The Lady Cyclones completed the regular season sweep over the Lady Doggers with a 3-1 (25-16, 25-15, 20-25, 25-20) win.
In the first two sets, Lingle held a 1-0 lead, but Southeast countered scoring the next two points in each set. It was the only leads the Lady Doggers had in the first two sets.
In the first set, it was Southeast freshman Brylie Booth who tied the set, and junior Angie Logsdon served up an ace to give the Lady Cyclones a lead.
LFL kept things close for much of the set. An attack error cut by Southeast cut the Lingle deficit to 13-12, but the remainder of the set belonged to the home team.
The Lady Cyclones scored 12 of the next 16 points en route to the set one.
In the second set, the home team jumped out to a seven-point advantage, but Lingle junior Brenly Shipp’s kill capped off a 4-0 Lady Dogger spurt to cut into the lead.
LFL senior Natalie Speckner drew LFL within 14-10 with a kill, and it proved to be as close as the visitors came the remainder of the set.
Southeast scored the next three points which was capped off by a senior Sasha Haines ace as Southeast pulled away for the 10-point set win.
The third set was a complete reversal of the first two sets.
Southeast scored first, but Lingle took advantage of several Lady Cyclone errors to take a 3-2 lead and never trailed again for the remainder of the set.
Shipp’s block drew the Lady Doggers within one point of preventing the sweep, but a kill by Booth kept the Southeast hopes alive, but an attack error secured the set win for the Lady Doggers.
In the fourth set, Lingle held a brief 4-3 lead, but Booth tied the set at four apiece and Southeast took the lead for good for the reminder of the match on the ensuing point.
The next day, the Lady Doggers traveled to Burns.
The teams traded wins in the first four sets, but in the fifth set, it was the Lady Broncs picking up the match win 3-2 (20-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-20, 15-11).
“It was a really tough weekend as both teams are in our conference and very competitive,” LFL coach Chelsi Jackson said. “We had a lot of great gains are happy with where we landed after the weekend based off our bracket at regionals.”
Over the course of two matches, Speckner led the team with 39 kills, while senior Leah Foster had five aces. Sophomore Skyla Wunder led the team with 42 assists, while Foster had 31. Wunder also tallied a team-best 40 digs, while sophomore Jordynn Speckner and junior Kenzie Wilkins had 30 apiece.
The Lady Doggers turn their attention to the 2A East Regional Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28.
Lingle is the No. 3 seed from the 2A Southeast Quadrant. They will face regional tournament host Wright at 3 p.m. on Friday.