Lincoln (7-7) took the first set 25-19, but Danville responded with a
23-25 victory in set two. LC took set three 25-20 but was unable to
keep the momentum, as the Lynx fell behind early in set four and
eventually dropped it 20-25.
This set up a deciding set to 15.
Lincoln trailed by a point or two for most of the set, but battled
back to tie the score at 11-11 behind kills from sophomore outside
hitter Latasha Fizer (Romeoville), freshman right side Melissa
CrivoKapich (Grant Park) and freshman middle hitter Sierra Wilson
(Bloom Trail). Four straight points served by freshman libero
Mariana Rogers (Munster) sealed the victory for Lincoln College.
LC match totals:
Jordan Michaels: 18
set assists, 6 digs, 10 points
Latasha Fizer: 16
kills, 3 blocks
Morgan Lesher: 13
kills, 4 points
Jenna Harcharik: 9
kills, 2 blocks
Jessa Coker: 21 set
assists, 18 points
Sierra Wilson: 2
kills, 3 blocks
Mariana Rogers: 20
digs, 7 points
Melissa Crivokapich: 7 kills, 1 block
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LC coach Mark Tippett commented: "Tonight showed once again
how tough it is to win matches against teams in our region.
Danville made us pay for our unforced errors and inability to
pass serve consistently. The good news is that our team is
showing the ability to stay calm in high-pressure situations,
and our hitters are not afraid to take aggressive swings when
the game is close. Defensively we played hard and were able to
win several of the long rallies in this match. I look forward to
getting in the gym over the next few days to work on our serve
receive passing and side-out offense. If we can sharpen up in
this area, I am sure we will find future wins to be a lot less
stressful than the way we won tonight."
Lincoln is off until next Wednesday, when they host conference
and region rival Lincoln Land Community College for a 6 p.m. match.
[Text from file received from Jeff Nelson,
Lincoln College sports information director]
Lincoln College volleyball