Laramie Lady Plainsmen Volleyball Keeps Rolling
It’s been a perfect last week for Laramie High School volleyball and girls’ swimming in competition.
LHS volleyball went 4-0 over the last week, while Lady Plainsmen swimming and diving won four dual meets. Laramie Cross Country faced some tough competition in Thornton, CO.
Victories over Campbell County, Thunder Basin, and Class 3A Wheatland on the road, and a home win over Cheyenne South has the Lady Plainsmen at 23-1 on the season.
Laramie swept last weekend’s road trip to Gillette. LHS defeated Campbell County, 25-19, 25-21, and 25-18. Early the next morning (last Saturday), the Lady Plainsmen topped the Bolts, 3-1. Scores were 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, and 27-25.
Head coach Jill Stucky felt it helped her team.
“We headed to Campbell County, and it was their Senior Night, and they had their bleachers full. There were tons of people there. It was also Alexis Stucky’s first match back, and everything was just a little bit awkward and off trying to figure out where everybody fits in again. I just feel like our team tried really hard to get it together. We managed to sweep them.”
Stucky said the Camels’ outside hitters went off, and they had a hard time shutting them down. She also said Thunder Basin gave us all we wanted.
“I’ll tell you they pushed us in every way. They tore apart our defense a little bit in ways that was good for us to learn from and grow from. I told Coach Wennett, this match was good for both of us because we really had to get better in order for someone to emerge and win.”
In the victory against the Bolts, Halley Feezer had an amazing 14 service aces. LHS had 21 aces as a team. Also, sophomore Maddy Stucky surpassed 1,000 career assists.
It was a quick turnaround from last weekend, as Laramie was back on the court on Tuesday night for a rare home match. They swept Cheyenne South for the second straight conference quadrant game. Scores were 25-8, 25-12, and 25-9. Alexis Stuck had 14 kills, 11 digs, and three service aces. Morgann Jensen and Feezer added seven kills apiece. LHS is 4-0 in the Southeast Quadrant.
Stucky said, “I was really excited to get our full roster in front of our home crowd, and just let the team enjoy and embrace having our fans just there cheering us on. It was amazing.”
Stucky admitted that she’s trying some different lineups and moving players around, while also giving them different areas to focus on, particularly at the serving line. Laramie had 12 more aces as a team in the conference victory versus the Bison.
On Thursday night, Laramie finished a busy week on the road with an interclass match at 3A Wheatland. Laramie swept the Bulldogs, 25-14, 25-11, and 25-15.
The Lady Plainsmen return to the court next Thursday.
LHS went 4-0 in duals at home last weekend, as they remain undefeated in the 2021 season.
On Senior Night last Friday, Laramie dominated Rawlins, 104-55. They won 11 of the 12 events in the dual.
Last Saturday was a triple dual against Cheyenne Central, Evanston, and Green River.
Laramie got past the Indians, 97-89. They rolled the Red Devils, 147-32, and topped the Wolves, 126-59.
LHS had six wins among the 12 events.
They had to Cheyenne on Friday for a triple dual against all three high schools in the Capital City. That starts at 2 p.m.
Laramie Cross Country
Sophomore Addison Forry continues to shine on the cross country course, as she finished in third place at last Friday’s Thornton Cross Country Invitational.
Forry was the top performer on the girls’ side from Wyoming. Cheyenne Central and Sheridan also brought their teams to the same race. Forry crossed the line with a time of 18:22.50.
That helped the Lady Plainsmen place eighth as a team.
The boys took ninth place and were led by sophomore Dominic Eberle, who came in 19th.
Laramie concludes its regular season at the Leroy Sprague Invitational in Cheyenne at Prairie View Golf Course on Friday.
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