Lincoln College Women's Volleyball
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[September 12, 2016]
On Saturday, the Lincoln College Womenís Volleyball team traveled
south to Ina, IL for a triangular set of matches hosted by Rend Lake
The team returned with two wins over Region 24 opponents.
LC started the day with a three-set sweep of Lincoln Trail CC
(25-11, 25-12, 25-17) then needed four sets to defeat the host
school, Rend Lake.
In that match, the Lady Lynx and Lady Warriors traded leads early in
the first set up to a 7-7 tie. Thatís when sophomore outside hitter
Kenzie Cooper (Lincoln) went on a seven point run of serves aided by
three kills from freshman outside Kaylyn Hoffert (Lincoln). From
there, Lincoln was able to then cruise to a 25-16 set one win.
In set two, Rend Lake held a two point lead most of the way, but a
late surge by Lincoln gave them the advantage at 24-22. RLC managed
a side out then scored three quick points off of blocks to take the
The Rend Lake momentum continued into set three as they jumped out
to an early lead, but the Lady Lynx did not panic and regained the
momentum. Setter Abbi Buelow led the comeback by dishing out 13
assists in the set to help LC get the win 25-19. The fourth set was
all Lady Lynx as the team roared out to an 11-1 advantage and
eventually won it 25-17. Lincoln College improved to 7-4 on the
season and 2-1 in Region play.
Kaylyn Hoffert 21 kills, 8 blocks
Kenzie Cooper 20 kills, 12 points
Cassidy Sanneman 8 kills 23 points
Erin Rankin 27 digs, 12 points
Abbi Buelow 57 set assists, 6 points
Elysa Smith 8 kills, 8 blocks
Mattie Giese 13 kills, 6 blocks
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Kenzie Cooper hitting
Mattie Geise hitting
LC Coach Mark Tippett: "Our passers did an excellent job of
controlling the first contact all day today. This allowed our
offense to run plays and gain control of the volley.
"We played a disciplined match against Lincoln Trail and had to work
very hard to defeat a strong Rend Lake squad. I was impressed with
the way our players kept their composure after losing set two the
way we did. We had to credit Rend Lake for stepping up their game
and really blocking our hitters effectively at the end of that set.
"The team did not let that rough patch throw them off though which
is the sign of a maturing team. We kept at it and were able to
outlast Lake on several long rallies and regain the momentum.
Overall, it was a great day for the Lady Lynx!"