On Thursday, the Lincoln College Volleyball team’s run of victories at home was snapped by a four set loss to the College of DuPage. COD took set one in convincing fashion 25-18, but Lincoln returned the favor by running away with set two 25-16. In set three, the momentum swung back in DuPage’s favor and they never trailed on their way to another 25-18 set win. In set four LC fell behind 18-11, but the Lady Lynx put together a comeback to tie the score at 22 all. After a couple of long rallies, COD managed to pull out a 25-23 win to end the match. LC falls to 12-10 on the year.
LC Stat Totals:
Peyton Jones (Danville, IL) 8 kills, 7 blocks
Aira Hanson (Winslow, IL) 8 kills, 4 blocks
Ashley Robinson (Bloomington, IL) 9 points, 11 set assists
Lauren Wendt (Watson, IL) 5 kills, 15 points
Cassie Jennings (Rockford, IL) 10 set assists, 6 points
Kenzie Cooper (Lincoln, IL) 6 kills, 11 digs
Gina Moore (Heyworth, IL) 4 kills, 3 points
Brighton Robbins (Lincoln, IL) 12 digs, 3 points
Kayla Dierker (Groveland, IL) 7 digs. 3 points
LC Coach Mark Tippett: This was a very exciting match to watch. Both teams are athletic and play hard on defense, which is a recipe for long volleys and intensity on the court. I can’t fault our effort or say we beat ourselves tonight. They had a couple of very tough servers and were able to outlast us on a few key points that turned the match in their favor. Despite the loss, I thought our team performed well and had fun on the court, which is great to see at this point of the season.
On Saturday, LC will participate in a triangular set of matches at Joliet Junior College.