Lincoln, IL – On Saturday, the Lincoln College women’s volleyball team took on the #15 ranked Sauk Valley Community College Skyhawks in their final home match of the season on Sophomore Day.  The Lady Lynx fought hard but fell to Sauk in three close sets 26-24, 25-23, 25-21.  Prior to the match, the team celebrated their seven sophomore players Cassie Jennings (Rockford, IL), Kassy Dammerman (Effingham, IL), Kayla Dierker (Groveland, IL), Ashley Robinson (Bloomington, IL), Katie Jordan (Peoria, IL), Lauren Wendt (Watson, IL), and Aira Hanson (Winslow, IL).  Lincoln’s record now stands at 18-13 and the team finishes with an 8-3 record at home.

LC Stat Totals:
Kenzie Cooper (Lincoln, IL) 10 kills, 8 digs
Katie Jordan  9 kills, 5 points
Cassie Jennings  12 set assists, 5 points
Gina Moore (Heyworth, IL) 3 kills, 6 digs
Lauren Wendt  2 kills, 5 blocks
Ashley Robinson  16 set assists, 8 points
Peyton Jones (Danville, IL) 3 kills, 5 blocks
Kayla Dierker  8 digs. 4 points
Aira Hanson  4 kills, 5 blocks
Kassy Dammerman  2 digs, 2 points

LC Coach Mark Tippett: We played a very good team today and gave them a real run for their money.  Set one was back and forth and could have gone either way.  In set two, we spotted them to an early 8 point lead, but battled our way back to tie it up at 22.  It’s too bad we fell short of completing the comeback, but to overcome such a deficit showed a lot of heart from our players.  Set three was another close one, but Sauk was very tough on defense.  The ability of their back court defenders to keep the ball off the floor was probably the difference in the match.  Despite the loss in their final home match, our sophomore have had great careers here.  They have represented themselves and the program extremely well, and I am proud to have coached each of them.