On Thursday evening the Lincoln College Volleyball team traveled to Decatur to face the Millikin JV squad. Lincoln used a balanced attack and accurate serving to earn a three set victory over the Big Blue. The scores were 25-18, 25-16, 25-23. Lincoln’s record is now 18-13.
Jenna Merkel 11 kills, 8 points
Morgan Lesher 7 kills, 11 digs, 10 points
Vicky Arriola 4 points, 32 set assists
Kelly Anderson 7 kills, 3 blocks
Beth Daniels 8 kills, 4 blocks
Taylor Hewitt 9 digs, 2 points
Alyssa Morales 10 digs, 9 points
Kristin Davis 1 kills, 1 blocks
Jordan Michaels 5 digs
LC Coach Mark Tippett: Tonight we were very consistent in all phases of the game, which is exactly what every coach hopes to see at this point of the season. We only made two serving errors and, even though were were swinging aggressively on offense, we were able to keep our hitting errors to a minimum. Much of that credit goes to our passers for delivering the ball effectively and our setter, Vicky Arriola, who did a great job of running the offense. We struggled to beat Millikin in four close sets about a month ago, so winning in three this time as convincingly as we did is another indication of how much our team has improved this year.
Lincoln College will host a triangular set of matches on Saturday. At 10:00 am they will face Sauk Valley Community College and at 2:00 play Kaskaskia College. Prior to the 2:00 match, the team will honor their four sophomores in recognition of their final home match of the regular season. The four sophomore players are Vicky Arriola, Kelly Anderson, Beth Daniels and Jenna Merkel.