The LCU Red Lions started off strong by winning the first two sets
25-21, 25-22 against host team Lincoln Land Community College during
the first match on Friday. The Loggers of LLCC were too much to
handle as they won the next three sets 28-30, 22-25 and 12-15. The
Red Lions were led by senior Jamie McFadden and sophomore Emily
Sheley, who pounded out 43 kills between them. Head coach Jason Farr
later said, "We let this game get away from us and should not have
The Red Lions then turned around and faced John A. Logan
later that evening. After losing the first set 21-25, they managed
to come out on top 25-23 in the second set. LCU then fell to John A.
Logan 18-25, 20-25 in the next two sets. Freshman Alicia Carson led
Lincoln Christian with 13 kills during the match.
The Red Lions pulled out a win when they faced Kankakee College
the next day. Led by seniors Lydia Bunting and McFadden, LCU won the
match 25-23, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-20.
LCU faced Rend Lake College in their final match of the weekend.
After 52 assists from Bunting and 18 kills from McFadden, the Red
Lions won their 13th match of the season with a score line of 25-20,
25-16, 20-25 and 25-18.
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McFadden, team captain, was named LCU's athlete of the week after
her performance for the weekend. She was responsible for 62 of the
Red Lions' kills.
Lincoln Christian (13-9) will face NCAA Division III Eureka
College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Eureka.
LCU's School of Undergraduate Studies is a member of the National
Christian College Athletic Association, Division II.
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