Lynx Volleyball

November 12, 2013
LC Volleyball End Season in 5-Set Heartbreaker

Lincoln, IL – The Lincoln College Volleyball team ended their season on Wednesday with a disappointing five set loss to Lewis & Clark CC.

November 4, 2013
LC Volleyball Close Out Regular Season

On Saturday, the Lincoln College Volleyball team traveled to Kankakee CC to play their final two matches of the regular season.  Lincoln lost very close 5 set match to Carl Sandburg College (23-25, 25-13, 19-25, 25-22, 14-16) then dropped another tight match to Kankakee in four sets (22-25, 25-17, 18-25, 22-25).  Lincoln falls to 17-20 on the season.

November 4, 2013
LC Women’s Volleyball Results

On Tuesday evening, the Lincoln College Volleyball team hosted their final home match of the regular season as they took on the Lady Eagles of Illinois Valley CC.  Lincoln looked to avenge an early season loss at IVCC in four sets.  LC started out strong, taking a commanding lead in the opening frame, but saw their advantage slip away and eventually disappear completely.  IVCC caught the Lady Lynx at 23-23 and eventually took the set 26-24.

October 28, 2013
LC Volleyball Team Take Two on Sophomore Day

On Saturday, the Lincoln College Volleyball team celebrated “Sophomore Day” by winning two matches at home.  The triangular event featured Lincoln against two opponents they had lost to earlier in the season.  This time, however, the Lady Lynx got revenge by sweeping both matches in three sets.  LC first defeated Kaskaskia College 25-22, 28-26, 25-21 then took down Sauk Valley CC 27-25, 26-24, 25-20.  Lincoln improved their record to 16-17 on the season.

October 25, 2013
LC Volleyball Drop Match to Millikin JV in a Volley for the Cure Event

Lincoln, IL – The Lincoln College Volleyball team hosted the Millikin JV team on Tuesday evening in a Volley for the Cure event to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.  Millikin was able to outlast Lincoln and take the match in five sets.  Set one was tight from start to finish, and, despite several serving errors, Lincoln was able to earn set point, but was unable to close it out and eventually fell 28-30.  In set two the Lady Lynx let a large lead slip away and dropped the frame 22-25.  In set three Lincoln was able to turn things around and this time held on to a late lead and won the set 25-23.  With the momentum on their side, LC was able to take set four in another nail-biter 26-24 which set up a deciding set to 15.  Lincoln looked good early and held a slim 13-12 lead late int he frame, but could not complete the comeback and lost the set 14-16.  Lincoln falls to 14-17 on the year.

October 21, 2013
LC Finish 3rd at Inaugural MWAC Volleyball Tournament

Lincoln, IL – On Friday and Saturday, Lincoln College hosted the inaugural Midwest Athletic Conference (MWAC) Volleyball tournament.  The event featured the five members of the MWAC which include Lincoln College, Parkland College, Lincoln Land Community College, Lewis & Clark Community College, and Danville Area Community College.  Lincoln went 2-2 at the event to take third place.  On Friday the Lady Lynx faced two nationally ranked opponents in #10 Lincoln Land and #2 Parkland.  LC fell to LLCC in straight sets 20-25, 15-25, 20-25 and lost in four sets to PC 15-25, 16-25, 25-21, 16-25.  On Saturday, Lincoln turned things around by defeating Lewis & Clark 25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 25-23 and then sweeping DACC 25-16, 25-14, 25-21.  Lincoln’s record is now 14-16 overall. 

Weekend Stat Totals:
Morgan Lesher 33 kills, 13 digs, 27 points
Latasha Fizer  22 kills, 8 blocks
Jenna Harcharick  17 kills, 6 blocks
Taylor Hewitt  44 digs, 12 points
Jordan Michaels  45 set assists, 32 points
Jessa Coker  18 points, 54 set assists
Alyssa Morales  16 points, 15 digs
Destiny Adkins  9 kills, 10 points
Sierra Wilson  7 kills, 11 blocks
Kristin Davis  10 kills, 6 blocks
Mariana Rogers  15 digs, 12 points
Ally Lawson  1 kill, 3 digs
Alli Haffner 1 point, 3 digs

LC Coach Mark Tippett:  I was quite pleased with our team’s performance this weekend.  We played very competitively against Lincoln Land and Parkland which are among the strongest teams in the NJCAA this year.  We showed a huge amount of improvement over the first time we played Parkland in early September.  We were able to win a set from them this time which is something very few teams have been able to do this year.  On Saturday we took care of business against two opponents we had beaten before, and I was happy with the energy we brought to the court as well as the overall quality of our play.  Each member of our team contributed to our success this weekend, and I saw some great teamwork on our side of the net.  I am confident we will continue to improve our level of play as we get closer to the postseason. 

Lincoln is off until Thursday evening when they will host the Millikin University JV team for a 6:00 pm match.  The match will be the team’s annual Volley for the Cure night in order to raise funds for research in the fight against breast cancer.

October 11, 2013
LC Volleyball Win 5-Set Thriller at SWIC

Belleville, IL – On Thursday, the Lincoln College Volleyball Team traveled to Belleville to take on Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) in their final Region match of the year.  The Lady Lynx started out hot, winning the first set 25-17, and took an early 7-2 advantage in set two, but SWIC battled back and wound up winning the set 19-25.  Set three was evenly played throughout and both teams had multiple set point opportunities, but it was SWIC that came out on top winning it 25-27.  LC regrouped and came out fighting in set four to build an 8-0 lead.  They eventually took the set 25-16.  In the deciding set to 15 Lincoln picked right up where they left off and jumped out to a 4-0 advantage behind the serve of sophomore Alyssa Morales.  Lincoln maintained that four point lead the rest of the way to win the set 15-11.  The victory moves LC to 12-14 overall and 4-3 in the Region.   

Stats:
Morgan Lesher 23 kills, 8 digs, 6 points
Destiny Adkins  8 kills, 4 points, 1 block
Jordan Michaels  24 set assists, 3 points
Jessa Coker  25 points, 17 set assists
Alyssa Morales  6 points, 8 digs
Taylor Hewitt  15 digs, 12 points
Latasha Fizer  4 kills, 3 digs
Sierra Wilson  5 kills, 1 block
Kristin Davis  5 kills, 1 block
Jenna Harcharick  2 kills, 5 blocks
Mariana Rogers  5 digs, 3 points

LC Coach Mark Tippett:  SWIC really made us earn it tonight, but even when we were down two sets to one, our players never gave up and continued to work together.  Set three was a real battle and to lose it after having two set point opportunities was quite disappointing.  I believe a lot of teams would have let a loss like that sink their confidence, but I was impressed by the way we handled it.  The team stayed focused and came out in set four playing like Lynx.

October 9, 2013
LC Volleyball Battle Carl Sandburg to Four Sets

Lincoln, IL – On Tuesday, the Lincoln College Volleyball Team lost a home match to Carl Sandburg College in four sets.  Each set saw several long rallies and changes of momentum.  Lincoln dropped the first set 21-25 then nearly evened the match in the next set, but eventually fell 24-26.  In set three the Lady Lynx found their rhythm and never trailed on their way to a 25-16 win.  The fourth set saw Lincoln jump out to an early lead, but they were unable to sustain the momentum and lost the set 20-25.  Lincoln is now 11-14 on the season. 

Stat Totals:

Morgan Lesher 13 kills, 4 points
Jenna Harcharick 5 kills
Latasha Fizer 10 kills
Destiny Adkins 7 kills, 3 blocks
Sierra Wilson 4 kills, 3 blocks
Jessa Coker 17 set assists, 5 points
Jordan Michaels 19 set assists, 5 points
Taylor Hewitt 22 digs, 5 points
Kristin Davis 5 kills, 2 blocks
Mariana Rogers 8 digs
Alyssa Morales 2 digs
Alli Haffner 3 points

Coach Mark Tippett: I was proud of the effort we brought to the match tonight.  We played very hard on defense and our offense continued to improve.  We lost to Sandburg in three sets the first week of the season and the scores were not close.  Tonight was a much different story as we were able to compete with them in each set and had our chances to win the match.  Serving errors cost us set two, which is frustrating, but the good news is that our team has improved our overall play to the point that we could be competitive against an opponent that just a month ago we lost to in straight sets.

October 7, 2013
LC Volleyball Sweep Home Triangular

Lincoln, IL – On Saturday, the Lincoln College Volleyball Team hosted a triangular set of matches and successfully defended their home court twice.

October 4, 2013
LC Volleyball Pick Up 3-Set Win at Lewis & Clark

Godfrey, IL – On Wednesday night the Lincoln College Volleyball Team got back in the winner’s circle by picking up a road win at Lewis & Clark Community College.  Lincoln started out hot behind the serving of sophomore setter Jordan Michaels who helped lead them to a 5-0 advantage before the Trailblazers were able to side out.  Lincoln held the lead throughout the set to win it 25-12.  Sets two and three were much closer as the two teams traded leads most of the way, but the Lady Lynx came out on top each time to win the match in three sets (25-12, 25-20, 25-22).  Lincoln improved their record to 9-13 overall and 3-3 in Region play.