On Wednesday, the Lincoln College Women’s Volleyball team opened up the 2016 season with a three set road victory over Illinois Valley CC 25-19, 25-17, 25,18. The Lady Lynx offense was led by outside hitters and LCHS grads Kenzie Cooper and Kaylyn Hoffert who each tallied seven kills. Fellow former Lady Railer Brighton Robbins recorded a team hi fourteen digs on the night. Lincoln will host their first home matches of the year on Saturday against visiting teams Joliet Junior College and Waubonsee CC. Match times are 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
Kenzie Cooper 7 kills, 10 digs, 2 blocks
Kaylyn Hoffert 7 kills, 5 digs
Brighton Robbins 14 digs, 2 points
Erin Rankin 10 points, 10 set assists
Abbi Buelow 12 points, 11 set assists
Mattie Giese 4 kills, 1 block
Mikayla Siebert 5 kills
Cassidy Sanneman 1 kill, 2 blocks
Elysa Smith 2 kills, 1 block
Melanie Murray 11 digs, 8 points
Erica King 5 digs, 2 points
Jenna Weller 2 points, 2 digs
LC Coach Mark Tippett: I was very pleased with our performance tonight especially with our defensive intensity. We played great team defense and our back row players did a fantastic job of keeping plays alive to give us a chance to score. We also served effectively and made good decisions on offense. This was the first college game for a lot of our players and for a few it was the first match in a long time. To get a win early in convincing fashion should give this group confidence moving forward. Overall, I’d say we are off to a fantastic start.