Volleyball Goes 0-2 at Webster Invite
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[September 05, 2018]
The Lincoln College Women’s Volleyball team had to deal with
adversity once again over the weekend as an injury to team captain
Kaylyn Hoffert (Lincoln) forced them to shuffle their lineup. The
result was two close losses against NCAA DIII opponents.
In their first match against the host school, the Lady Lynx grabbed
the early momentum by taking set one 25-19. Set two saw Webster jump
out to a 5-0 advantage and cruise to a 25-16 win to even the match
at one set apiece. In set three, outside hitter Kaylyn Hoffert left
the game with an ankle sprain that would sideline her for the rest
of the evening. Webster went on to win set three 25-19.
In set four, Lincoln Coach Mark Tippett shuffled his lineup to
account for the loss of Hoffert and switched to a one-setter system.
The adjustments worked well for most of the set, and LC looked to be
in control as they built a 14-7 advantage. However, Webster was able
to mount a comeback and eventually ended the match with a 25-23 set
Against Webster, junior Mikayla Seibert (Mackinaw) led all LC
hitters with 13 kills. Fellow juniors Elysa Smith (Metamora), Mattie
Giese (Highland Park) and Kaylyn Hoffert each finished with eight
kills. Emma Derry, a junior setter from Augustana, Illinois,
finished as the team’s assist leader with 25 while sophomore libero
and Waterloo, Illinois native Megan Gilliam’s 21 digs led the
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The Lady Lynx next faced Westminster University (MO) and the result
was a very close three-set loss. Westminster was able to hold off LC
and win set one 25-23. WU then took advantage of several Lincoln
mental errors to win set two 25-17. Lincoln was able to rebound and
lead most of the way through set three but came up just short in
extra points and fell 29-27.
Mikayla Seibert would again lead Lincoln in kills with 11 which was
one better than the ten kills recorded by Mattie Giese. Emma Derry
was the assist leader with 17, and Megan Gilliam repeated as the
defensive leader for Lincoln with 22 digs.
“We did not come away with any wins tonight, but our players played
as hard as they could and never stopped trying despite having to
deal with injuries and shuffling our lineup on the fly,” said Coach
Tippett. “I was proud of the way they played and how well they
competed under the circumstances.”