The first match of the day for Lincoln was a five-set victory over
Southwestern Illinois College. LC started out well, taking the first
set 25-21, then proceeded to drop the next two 23-25 and 20-25. The
Lady Lynx rallied in set four to win it 25-13. Set five saw several
lead changes before SWIC took a late 13-9 lead. After a side-out,
Lincoln sophomore Kristen Wright served six straight points to close
out the set 15-13.
In their match against Lewis and Clark, LC
started out slowly and dropped the first set 23-25 but rebounded to
take set two 25-21. Set three was closely contested and saw the
score tied at 20-20, when Lincoln ran out of substitutions and had
to play several players out of position. Lincoln eventually lost the
set 21-25. In set four, LC trailed most of the way and eventually
lost it 22-25.
Lincoln moved to 16-8 on the season.
LC individual totals:
Chelsea Rhoades: 23
kills, 10 blocks
Kristen Wright: 42
set assists, 17 points
Jenna Merkel: 19
kills, 23 points
Kelly Anderson: 16
kills, 8 digs
Vicky Arriola: 27 set
assists, 9 points
Megan Tompkins: 10
digs, 9 points
Courtney Reinken: 6
kills, 3 blocks
Jana Wright: 14
points, 7 digs
Kristi Naylon: 4
kills, 4 blocks
Jacqui Kane: 12
kills, 2 blocks
Beth Daniels: 7 kills, 4 blocks
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LC coach Mark Tippett commented:
"We had a rough day on Saturday, mostly due to problems that we
made for ourselves. Our serving was quite bad at times, which put a
lot of pressure on our serve receive game.
"The SWIC match was a struggle from beginning to end. They served
us short a lot, and we did not handle it very well. It took a huge
effort in set five to come back and get the win.
"The Lewis and Clark match was frustrating because we did not
take advantage of gaps in their defense very well, and we continued
to serve poorly, especially in set three. We missed six serves in
that set alone and let them get away with missing five and being out
of rotation on another. That loss put us in the hole against them,
and we never really recovered in set four.
"We will certainly be spending more time serving in practice."
Lincoln College will host the Greenville JV team on Tuesday for a
6 p.m. match.
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