Lynx Volleyball

LC Volleyball Start Strong/Lose in Four to Chargers

September 19, 2012

On Tuesday, September 18th, the Lincoln College volleyball team traveled to Galesburg, IL for a match against Carl Sandburg College.  Lincoln came out strong, taking the first set 25-19, but dropped the next three to the Chargers 19-25, 21-25, and 20-25.  The loss gives the Lady Lynx a record of 7-8.

Stats:
Jenna Merkel (Harvel, IL) 16 kills 9 points 7 digs
Morgan Lesher (Brownsburg, IN) 6 kills 10 points 8 digs
Vicky Arriola (Romeoville, IL) 33 set assists 6 points
Taylor Hewitt (Bureau Valley, IL) 8 digs 
Kelly Anderson (Schaumburg, IL) 10 kills 4 blocks
Beth Daniels (Willisville, IL) 2 kills 
Alli Haffner (Emden, IL) 3 digs 3 points
Alyssa Morales (Romeoville, IL) 4 digs 4 points
Kristin Davis (Delavan, IL) 1 kill 1 block

LC Coach Mark Tippett: This was our first match playing without LaTasha Fizer (Romeoville, IL – injury), and I was encouraged by the way our players handled the new lineup.  Morgan Lesher moved to middle and did a fantastic job as did Kelly Anderson who also moved to middle to cover for Beth Daniels.  Beth was limited in her mobility so she played left side in this match, also a first for her.  Despite the changes, we were able to play competitive volleyball against a good team.  We held leads in all three of the sets we lost, but could not close out down the stretch.  Most of the problems were due to unforced errors such as missed serves or ball handling errors.  It is always disappointing to lose a match you had a chance to win, but on this night, it was encouraging to see that, even with our injury status, we can still put ourselves in position to win matches.

Lincoln College will host the Millikin University JV team on Thursday, September 20th for a 6:00 pm match.