Lincoln College Women’s Volleyball wins season opener

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[August 24, 2017]   The Lincoln College Women’s Volleyball team kicked off the 2017 season with a road win at Illinois Valley Community College on Tuesday evening. LC earned a three set victory by scores of 25-21, 25-18, and 25-20.

Lincoln College Coach Mark Tippett was happy with the way his team performed. “We had some early game jitters which led to a few unforced errors in the first set, but once we got comfortable on the court, our athleticism and ball control took over to get us on track,” said Tippett.

Lincoln (1-0) was led in kills by freshman leftside hitter Maddie Malinowski (Bloomington) with 11. Malinowski just edged out fellow leftside hitter Kaylyn Hoffert (Lincoln) who racked up 10 kills.

Elyssa Smith and Abbi Buelow at the net

Sophomore setter Abbi Buelow (Rockford) had 9 set assists and served 8 points for the Lady Lynx, while fellow sophomore Jenna Weller (Salt Fork) had 8 assists and 4 points. Sophomore middle hitter Elyssa Smith (Metamora) had 2 kills and 2 blocks for Lincoln and freshman right side hitter Ashlee Gotter (Ancona) chipped in five kills and a block in her first college match.

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Freshman Megan Gillium (Waterloo) started at libero for LC and led the team with 16 digs and served two points.

Tippett was especially impressed by the contributions the team got from their freshman class. “Our new players gained some valuable experience in this match and showed that they definitely have the ability to play at this level.”

The Lady Lynx will host their first home matches of the season this weekend. The team will take on Lincoln Trail on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and will host a four-team event on Saturday. Saturday match times are set for 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

[Mark Tippett
Lincoln College
Sports Information]

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