Southeast outlasts No. 3 Lusk

LUSK – The Southeast Lady Cyclones put the pedal to the medal in the fifth set on the road Saturday against Lusk winning the set 15-6 to win the matchup between ranked teams.

Southeast got the match started on a good note, winning the first set 25-9. Lusk challenged the Lady Cyclones in the second set, going extra points, but the visitors still won 26-24.

After winning the first two sets, the Lady Cyclones hit a bit of a slump. The Lady Tigers won the third (25-12) and fourth sets (25-15). When it mattered, Southeast won the final set 15-6 to seal the win.

Ellie Schmitt finished with a triple-double, racking up 17 kills, 14 assists and 13 digs. She rounded out her stat sheet with five aces and a block.

Hailey Anderson led Southeast in kills, with 19, while also accounting for 12 digs and three aces. Kassidy McClun led the way in assists, with 15, which she grouped with four digs, four aces and a block. Whitney Foos also had three aces, two kills and two digs.

Kelci Lovercheck and Macie Murphy had big presences in the back line, combining for 13 digs. Lovercheck also had an ace. Kylie Carson, Morgan Ekwall and Breann Hort combined for four blocks, three kills and three digs.

Southeast 3, Glenrock 1

Anderson had a monster game in a four-set win over Glenrock on Thursday, recording 28 kills, 12 digs, two blocks and two aces.

The Lady Cyclones flexed their muscle in the first set, winning 25-6, before losing the second set 25-21. After the loss, Southeast cruised to a win in the third, 25-9, and held on to win the fourth, 25-21.

Behind Anderson’s 28 kills, Schmitt recorded 18 of her own. She again had a triple-double, accounting for 22 assists and 16 digs, along with a block and an ace.

McClun helped out in the setting department, recording 16 assists in the win, along with six digs, three blocks and a kill. Carson kicked in two kills and she and Ekwall combined for three blocks and four digs. Foos was third in the dig department, tallying nine on Thursday, followed by McClun, Hort, with four, and Murphy and Lovercheck, who had three apiece.

Southeast upped its record to 14-4 on the season, with a 3-0 record in the conference, which puts them at the top of the leaderboard. The Lady Cyclones return to action Friday on the road against another conference foe in Burns. The varsity game is set for 5 p.m.

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