The Lady Lynx were in control of the match early, winning the first
set 25-16 and the second set 25-19, but in set three Rend Lake
managed to pull off a 24-26 victory to extend the match. In set four
the Lady Lynx again appeared to have things in hand as they jumped
out to a 12-6 advantage, but the Lady Warriors stormed back again to
take the set 20-25.
This set up a deciding set to 15, in which
neither team could take more than a two-point lead until Lincoln was
able to scrap their way to a 10-8 advantage, which eventually turned
into a 15-11 win to end the match.
Lincoln moves back to .500 at 8-8 and is now 2-2 in the region.
LC match totals:
Morgan Lesher: 15
kills, 8 points
Jordan Michaels: 29
set assists, 5 digs, 9 points
Latasha Fizer: 11
kills, 6 digs, 4 points
Jenna Harcharik: 8
kills, 6 points
Jessa Coker: 15 set
assists, 8 points
Sierra Wilson: 3
kills, 6 blocks
Mariana Rogers: 9
digs, 5 points
Destiny Adkins: 5 kills
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LC coach Mark Tippett commented: "This match was one where it
seemed as though we were playing two different Rend Lake teams.
For the first two sets we played a team that struggled to pass
and was unable to put much together on offense. Somewhere in the
middle of the third set they changed into a much better passing
team and began to hit the ball with more consistency. I cannot
point to a sudden drop in our level of play to account for going
to a fifth set. We played hard and did a lot things well, but
they just managed to win more points than we did and get to 25
first in sets three and four. I was once again impressed with
our team's ability to perform under pressure in the fifth set.
We stayed focused behind the serving line and played very well
defensively to earn the win."
Lincoln travels south on Saturday to participate in a triangular
at Kaskaskia College. Lincoln will play Mineral Area College at 1
p.m. and Kaskaskia at 3 p.m.
[Text from file
received from Jeff Nelson,
Lincoln College sports information director]
Lincoln College volleyball