College volleyball vs. Millikin
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[October 16, 2009]
DECATUR -- The Lincoln College
volleyball team traveled to Decatur on Thursday for a rematch with
the Millikin University JV squad. In September, Lincoln lost an
exciting five-set match to MU. However, this time the Lady Lynx were
able to defeat the Big Blue in straight sets.
LC dominated the first set to take the momentum with a 25-11 win. In
set two they stayed in control most of the way to win 25-21. Set
three was much more of a battle as Millikin fought back from a 15-20
deficit to tie the score at 22-22. Lincoln toughened up when they
needed to, though, to earn a 25-23 victory.
The win continues a
hot streak for the Lady Lynx, who have won their last five matches
in a row, and their record moves to 20-10.
Melanie Herbeck -- 28
set assists, 3 points
Gretchen Rieger -- 15
kills, 5 digs, 6 points
Chelsea Barr -- 10
digs, 8 points, 3 aces
-- 6 kills, 3 blocks
Natalia Florczyk -- 4
kills, 4 points
Lara Dawson -- 3 kills, 1 block
Comments from LC coach Mark Tippett: "Everything seemed to work
for us tonight, and when something didn't go according to plan, it
seemed as though another area of our game stepped up to make up for
the mistake. This win was a team effort and an indication of how
much our team has improved this year.
"When we lost MU in five sets back in September, we played a very
inconsistent match. This time we were steady from start to finish
and played a much more disciplined game. I could not be more pleased
with the way our team is performing as we move into the final weeks
of the season."
LC travels to Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville on
Friday and will compete in a triangular match at Florissant Valley
CC on Saturday.
[Text from file received from Mark Tippett,
College volleyball coach]