Lady Tigers host invitational

Barb Rapp/for the Lusk Herald Adelle DesEnfants sends the ball over the net towards Lingle-Fort Laramie during Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Lady Doggers.

LINGLE Friday evening the Niobrara County High School volleyball team went to Lingle and held off several challenges from the Lingle-Fort Laramie Lady Doggers to win the first set 25-21.

The home team responded with a 25-11 second set win. The lead went back and forth in the third set, but LFL held on for the 25-21 win. The Lady Doggers closed the match by a 25-15 score.

TEAM STATS: Serving – 66/71, 93%; Kills 12/96; Assists 11; Digs 86/126, 68%

NCHS PLAYER STATS: Serving – Hattie Nelson 14/14; Lily Krueger 14/14; Evelyn DesEnfants 11/12; Jaden Stauffer 10/11; Adelle DesEnfants 9/10. Kills – E. DesEnfants 4; Stauffer 4. Assists – E. DesEnfants 5; Nelson 5. Digs- Krueger 18; Stauffer 16; Phoebe Allbright 14.

LUSK – Ten varsity teams visited Lusk last Saturday, and the Lady Tigers faced Wright first. The visitors edged out a 25-18 win in the first set and took an early 8-1 lead en route to the 25-10 win in the second set.

The Lady Tigers defeated Hanna-Elk Mountain 25-21 in the first set, but the Lady Miners scored six of the final eight points in the second. They slipped away with the 25-24 win, which propelled the visitors to a big 15-2 third set win.

Hulett was next up and the first set was tight all the way with ties at seven, 23 and 24. Jaden Stauffer put one in the floor for the 25-24 win. The visitors used a 21-6 run to tie the match and send it to a third set. NCHS was off to a 9-4 lead before the Lady Red Devils reeled off an 11-3 run to win 15-12 and take the match.

A long day of volleyball concluded with the Lady Tigers facing the WyoPreps.com fourth-ranked Moorcroft. NCHS battled fatigue and played close sets with the Lady Wolves in the 25-20 and 25-17 defeats.

This week the Lady Tigers visit Pine Bluffs on Saturday with the junior varsity contest beginning at 1 p.m. with varsity to follow.

TEAM STATS: Serving – 147/169, 87%; Kills 32/256; Assists 28; Digs 192/284, 68%.

NCHS PLAYER STATS: A. DesEnfants 34/37, 5 aces; Allbright 20/22; Stauffer 22/25; Nelson 19/22. Kills – Krueger 9; Stauffer 7; Melody ZumBrunnen 6. Assists – Nelson 14; E. DesEnfants 12. Digs – Krueger 46; Stauffer 33; E. DesEnfants 32.

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