On Tuesday, the Lincoln College Volleyball team was defeated by visiting Southwestern Illinois College in four sets.  Lincoln got off to a strong start by taking set one 25-22.  The Lady Lynx were unable to keep the momentum and fell flat in set two.  SWIC led most of the way and won the set 19-25.  Set three saw several lead changes and came down to a 23-23 tie, but SWIC came out on top in the next two points and won it 23-25.  Lincoln battled hard in set four and overcame a pair of five point deficits to take a 21-19 lead before stalling and eventually losing the set 22-25.  The loss drops LC to 10-8 on the season.

Stat Totals:
Destiny Adkins  9 kills 6 points
Jenna Harcharik  8 kills, 3 blocks
Jessa Coker 12 set assists, 8 digs, 4 points
Mariana Rogers  20 digs, 11 points
Ally Lawson  8 points, 9 digs
Niani Lewis  8 kills, 5 blocks
Lauren Wendt  8 kills, 5 blocks
Sierra Wilson  3 kills, 2 blocks
Katie Jordan  6 kills
Ashley Robinson  9 set assists, 11 digs
Kayla Dierker  6 Digs
Cassie Jennings  3 points, 9 set assists

LC Head Coach Mark Tippett:  It’s unfortunate that we were not able to push this match to a fifth set tonight.  We were pretty evenly matched against SWIC, so it would have been fun to see it go the distance.  We just made too many unforced errors throughout the course of this match.  SWIC played a little bit cleaner and seemed to find a way to win most of the longer rallies.  Despite this not being our best night, we hung in made it close in every set.  There is a good chance we could get matched up against them for the first round of the post-season, so we may get our shot at revenge before the season is over.

Lincoln is back in action on Thursday evening as they host Carl Sandburg College at 6:00 pm.