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[October 20, 2008]
Lincoln College defeated Joliet
Junior College in the opening match of their home triangular on
Saturday, but the Lady Lynx fell to Kaskaskia College in the
LC started out strong with a 25-14 first-set victory over JJC.
The visitors rebounded to take set two 25-16. LC returned to form in
sets three and four by winning 25-14 and 25-14.
That final score was repeated once again in the opening set of
Lincoln's match with Kaskaskia College, as LC won the opener 25-14.
Kaskakia got off to a fast start in set two, but LC battled back and
briefly held the lead at 19-18. KC was able to stop Lincoln's charge
and managed to take the set 25-23. LC was unable to recover in sets
three and four as they lost by scores of 25-21, 25-21.
defeated JJC in their match, winning three of five sets.
"We played a solid match against Joliet," said LC coach Mark
Tippett. "The scores may not reflect it, but they had a good team.
In set two they earned the win fair and square. The rest of the
match we were just so consistent in all aspects of the game that
they were not able to get any momentum going.
"We started out in the same fashion against KC, but they turned
the tables on us by cutting down on their hitting errors and were
able to wear us down. There were no obvious weak spots in our game;
they just found a way to win more volleys than we did.
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"It would have been nice to take both matches, but overall we
played well most of the day and I was not disappointed in our
Lincoln's record stands at 23-15. The Lady Lynx are set for their
final home match of the regular season on Tuesday evening. The team
will honor their sophomore class prior to the 6 p.m. match against
the Millikin University JV team.
Kristen Mahoney: 26
kills, 5 blocks, 2 set assists
Gretchen Rieger: 25
kills, 34 points, 22 digs
Chelsea Barr: 23
digs, 6 points
25 set assists, 12 points, 11 digs
Melanie Herbeck: 25
set assists, 9 points
Courtney Ebner: 10
kills, 4 blocks
Jenna Luck: 12 kills,
18 digs, 3 points
Kaylah Murphy: 10
digs, 9 points
[Text from file received from Mark Tippett,
College volleyball coach]