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Lincoln College volleyball results

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[September 18, 2009]  On Thursday, the Lincoln College volleyball team lost a hard-fought, five-set match to the visiting Millikin University JV team.

MU took command in set one with a 25-11 victory. LC rebounded to win set two 25-18. The Lady Lynx took the momentum from the set two win into set three and cruised to a 25-7 victory. However, the tide turned again in set four as Millikin held on to an early lead throughout the set to win 25-16 and force a deciding set to 15. In that set both teams battled back and forth, but despite a valiant effort by Lincoln, Millikin took the match with 15-13 victory.

Lincoln's record now stands at 9-5.

LC stats:

  • Melanie Herbeck -- 22 set assists, 5 digs, 6 points

  • Gretchen Rieger -- 11 kills, 16 digs, 14 points

  • Natalia Florczyk -- 5 kills, 2 blocks

  • Abbie Hare -- 3 kills, 3 blocks

  • Danielle Stephenson -- 3 kills, 2 blocks

  • Chelsea Barr -- 11 digs, 10 points

  • Lara Dawson -- 4 kills, 2 blocks

Comments from LC coach Mark Tippett: "This match was a see-saw battle from beginning to end and a testament to the fact that this game is built for momentum swings. Anyone who witnessed set one would not have given our team much of a chance to win the match, but we completely turned the tables on MU, and it seemed as though everything worked for us in sets two and three. Set four showed us that you can't count a team out, no matter how wide your margin of victory was in the previous set. They forced us into a deciding game to 15, which is not a position we have faced very often this year. I was proud of the way our team played in the final set, which could have gone either way. This was one of those losses I can't get too upset about because my players gave it everything they had against a solid opponent."

On Saturday Lincoln will travel to Illinois Valley Community College to participate in the IVCC invitational.

[Text from file received from Mark Tippett, Lincoln College volleyball coach]



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