Lincoln started out hot behind the serving of sophomore setter Jordan
Michaels, who helped lead the team to a 5-0 advantage before the
Trailblazers were able to side out. Lincoln held the lead throughout
the set to win it 25-12.
Sets two and three were much closer as
the two teams traded leads most of the way, but the Lady Lynx came
out on top each time to win the match in three sets: 25-12, 25-20,
LC individual stats:
Morgan Lesher: 7
kills, 6 points
Jenna Harcharick: 6
kills, 2 blocks
Latasha Fizer: 5
kills, 10 points, 5 digs
Sierra Wilson: 3
kills, 5 blocks
Jordan Michaels: 10
set assists, 11 points
Jessa Coker: 7 set
assists, 6 digs
Taylor Hewitt: 16
digs, 2 points
Kristin Davis: 3 blocks
Coach Mark Tippett commented: "Everything
seemed to click for us tonight. We passed the ball well and played
extremely hard on defense, which gave our offense a chance to work.
Our blockers did an excellent job at the net as well. We looked a
lot more comfortable in our new rotation, which led to an increase
in confidence that we have been lacking lately.
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"The win was significant for us because it helps us toward
our goal of securing a home match for the first round of
regional play. We have our final region match next week at SWIC,
and if we are able to win it, we will be in line for the fourth
seed in the region. If we bring the same intensity to the court
next week as we did tonight, I like our chances."
Lincoln's record improved to 9-13 overall and 3-3 in region play.
Lincoln will host a triangular set of matches on Saturday. The
Lady Lynx first play Oakton Community College at 10 a.m., then take
on Black Hawk College at 2 p.m.
[Text from file received from Jeff Nelson,
Lincoln College sports information director]
Lincoln College volleyball