Lincoln College finished their regular season with two losses at home. The injury bug bit the Lady Lynx again as they were forced to play without sophomore middle hitter Kelly Anderson. Anderson was kept out of matches due to an abdominal strain. Lincoln started the day with a four set loss to Sauk Valley Community College (15-25, 17-25, 25-23, 19-25). In their second match they lost to Kaskaskia College, again in four sets (23-25, 25-18, 12-25, 18-25). Lincoln ends their regular season with a record of 18-15.
Jenna Merkel 17 kills, 9 points
Morgan Lesher 21 kills, 10 points
Vicky Arriola 10 points, 58 set assists
Beth Daniels 20 kills, 5 blocks
Taylor Hewitt 24 digs, 5 points
Alyssa Morales 22 digs, 8 points
Kristin Davis 8 kills, 2 blocks
Jordan Michaels 8 digs, 7 points
TaKesha Hughes 5 blocks
LC Coach Mark Tippett: Playing with a new lineup and players in unfamiliar positions is a rough way to end the season, but we did not have much choice today. Resting Kelly Anderson this weekend gives us the best chance for her to be able to play on Wednesday evening in our first post-season match. The team did not respond well to the changes we made in the early going against Sauk Valley, but in the afternoon match, I was very proud of the effort I saw on the court. We started playing better as a unit and the result was an entertaining match. Despite the loss, I feel like we left the court feeling good about the experience. I am hopeful we can carry that kind of attitude into our match on Wednesday.
Lincoln College earned the #4 seed in the Region 24 Post-Season Tournament. They will host the #5 seed, Southwestern Illinois College, at 6:00 PM on Wednesday evening.