A big crowd was on hand to support the team's ALS Awareness
Night effort and to cheer on local players on both sides. In
addition to several area players on the LC roster, Hartsburg-Emden
grads Adre Vetter and Lexi Strange were in action for CSC.
Set one was closely contested as the two teams battled to a 15-15
tie. That was when LC freshman setter Abbi Buelow connected with
fellow freshman Mattie Giese for a kill which put Hartsburg-Emden
grad Erin Ranin behind the service line. Rankin scored three
straight points, two on jump-serve aces, to put LC in control 19-15.
Lincoln would hold on to win the set 25-18.
In set two, Sandburg started out strong and was able to keep Lincoln
down most of the set to win it 25-19.
The Lady Lynx rebounded in a big way in set three, behind the strong
serving of sophomore Kenzie Cooper and freshman Cassidy Sanneman who
combined for eleven service points to help LC build a 13-5
advantage. Lincoln then cruised to a 25-13 set victory.
Set four saw Lincoln grab the momentum again as Cooper continued her
dominance behind the line, scoring 14 straight points to put LC up
15-2. During the run, sophomore libero Melanie Murray recorded 3
digs and freshman Kaylyn Hoffert was on fire, tallying 4 of her
team-high 14 kills and a block. LC would go on to take the set
The win extended Lincoln's win streak to 6 in a row and improved the
team to 17-7 on the year. Next up for the Lady Lynx is the MWAC
Tournament this Saturday. LC will face #1 Parkland, #8 Lincoln Land
and the host school, Lewis & Clark College.
Kaylyn Hoffert 14 kills, 2 points, 3 digs (Lincoln)
Kenzie Cooper 9 kills, 21 points, 4 aces (Lincoln)
Abbi Buelow 18 set assists, 11 digs
Erin Rankin 7 points, 9 set assists, 11 digs (Hart-Em)
Mattie Giese 8 kills, 3 blocks
Mikayla Siebert 2 kills, 1 block
Melanie Murray 11 digs, 2 points
Cassidy Sanneman 2 kills, 2 blocks, 9 points
Elysa Smith 2 blocks
Brighton Robbins 4 digs, 6 points (Lincoln)
Erica King 3 points, 2 digs (Olympia)
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Abbi Buelow setting
Brighton Robbins defense
Kenzie Cooper kill
LC Coach Mark Tippett: "With the exception of set 2, we played some
of our best volleyball of the season. Our servers were aggressive
and consistent which is a tough combination. We were also very
efficient on offense. Sandburg really fought hard in the first two
sets, but we wore them down in set three and were able to keep the
momentum going into set four. Overall, I am very pleased with where
we are at at this point of the season. This group has shown a great
deal of improvement in all aspects of the game, and I am excited to
see how we do this weekend against some very strong competition."
[Coach Mark Tippett]