On Wednesday evening the Lincoln College Volleyball team won another thriller as they defeated Carl Sandburg College in five sets. Set one saw LC jump out to a commanding 17-11 lead by playing hard on defense and attacking the ball aggressively. However, Sandburg was able to chip away and eventually tie the score at 22-22. After trading side outs several times, the Chargers were able to pull off a 27-25 victory. The momentum clearly stayed with CSC in set two as they cruised to a 25-18 win. In set three, Lincoln climb back in the match by doing a better job of controlling the ball off serve receive and were able to win the set 25-20. The victory helped the Lady Lynx regain their confidence and they roared past Sandburg in set four 25-15 to force a deciding set to 15. In that set Lincoln took an early lead and never trailed on their way to 15-12 win. Lincoln’s record improved to 13-11 on the year.
Morgan Lesher 18 kills 6 points 3 digs
Jenna Merkel 12 kills 12 points 9 digs
Vicky Arriola 39 set assists 5 points
Kelly Anderson 7 kills 9 blocks 7 points
Taylor Hewitt 13 digs 6 points
Beth Daniels 5 kills 2 blocks
Alli Haffner 5 digs 7 points
Jordan Michaels 5 digs
Alyssa Morales 8 digs 2 points
LC Coach Mark Tippett: Our team has shown a great deal of heart this season and no match showed it more clearly than this one. It is a very difficult feat to pull off a comeback like the one they did this evening against a team as talented as Carl Sandburg. The win is especially sweet since we lost to them in four sets earlier in the season. I am extremely proud of the way we played this evening and look forward to seeing how much this group can continue to improve.
Lincoln College is off for Fall Break weekend and will be back in action on October 17th with a triangular set of matches at Lincoln Christian University beginning at 3:00 pm.