On Wednesday, the Lincoln College volleyball team played two matches against junior varsity teams and won them both. LC began the day by defeating the Lincoln Christian University JV team 25-4, 25-17, 25-15. Their second match was against the Greenville College JV, and this time they won in four sets by scores of 25-20, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22. Lincoln improves to 15-11 on the season.
Jenna Merkel 11 kills 19 points
Morgan Lesher 23 kills 11 points
Vicky Arriola 37 set assists 27 points
Taylor Hewitt 22 digs 10 points
Kelly Anderson 11 kills 2 blocks
Beth Daniels 5 kills 2 blocks
Alyssa Morales 11 digs, 18 points, 6 aces
Alli Haffner 9 points
Jordan Michaels 4 digs
Kristin Davis 2 kills
LC Coach Mark Tippett: We have been off since last Thursday due to Fall Break, but we did not appear to be too rusty in our first match against LCU. We controlled the ball effectively and and served very well. Greenville got off to a slow start and missed a ton of serves for us, but in sets one and two they really tested our defense. They forced us to raise our intensity level to meet the challenge, and I was pleased with how our players responded. Our passing was crisp and our front row players did an exceptional job of working together to create open shots for each other. Our setter, Vicky Arriola, was able to find the open hitter all night long. The wins this evening were a true team effort.
Lincoln College will hit the road on Friday to play a match at Kaskaskia College then travel on to Ina, IL to participate in a triangular set of matches at Rend Lake College on Saturday.