Lincoln, IL – On Wednesday evening, the Lincoln College Volleyball Team hosted Parkland College, the top ranked NJCAA DII team in the nation.  The match was won by Parkland (19-1) in four sets.  LC came out slow and sluggish in set one and only managed to score 8 points.  In set two, the Lady Lynx put up more of a fight, but the Cobras pulled away late in the set and won it by ten, 15-25.  Set three saw Lincoln improve their level of play and maintain a four to five point advantage most of the set on their way to winning it 25-19.  In set four, the two teams battled their way to a 9-9 tie before Parkland was able to run off seven straight points to take command.  PC eventually took the set 15-25.  Lincoln drops to 6-4 on the year.

Stat Totals:
Destiny Adkins  5 kills, 3 digs
Jenna Harcharik  4 kills
Jessa Coker 9 set assists
Mariana Rogers  18 digs, 4 points
Ally Lawson  4 points, 6 digs
Niani Lewis  7 kills, 3 blocks
Lauren Wendt  2 kills
Sierra Wilson  3 kills
Katie Jordan  5 kills
Ashley Robinson  6 set assists
Cassie Jennings  6 set assists

LC Head Coach Mark Tippett:  The first set was a disaster for us, but the good news is that we did not throw in the towel when it would have been easy to do so.  Our players played with a lot of spirit in set two and showed that we can compete against a nationally ranked opponent.  Winning set three was a big confidence boost for us, and it is evidence that we are an improving team.  Tonight’s match showed that we have a lot of room for growth, but overall it was a positive learning experience.

Lincoln travels south this weekend to take on Rend Lake College Friday evening then participate in a triangular set of matches at Kaskaskia College on Saturday.