Lincoln, IL – On Thursday evening, the Lincoln College women’s volleyball team stayed hot as they hosted Millikin JV in their annual “Dig Pink” match.  The Lady Lynx came out on top of the visiting Millikin JV team three sets to one.  The evening did not start out well for LC as the team struggled from behind the serving line, missing six serves on their way to a 25-21 loss.  In set two, the Lincoln figured out how to keep the ball in play and dominated the scoring.  The Lady Lynx raced out to a commanding 10-2 lead, which included a six point run of serves from sophomore setter Ashley Robinson (Bloomington, IL).  Lincoln maintained a wide margin over Millikin throughout the set to win it 25-13.  However, in set three LC fell back into the habit of missing serves and fell behind 21-17.  Sophomore Katie Jordan (Peoria, IL) lifted the team by serving five points in a row to put Lincoln up 22-21.  Jordan’s next serve sailed long, but a kill by sophomore middle hitter Lauren Wendt (Watson, IL) and two MU hitting errors gave Lincoln the 25-22 win.  Up two sets to one, Lincoln regained their confidence and again built a huge lead, this time jumping ahead 8-1 behind the tough jump serve of Lauren Wendt.  From there, the Lady Lynx cruised to a 25-12 victory.  The win lifts the team’s season record to 18-12.

LC Stat Totals:
Kenzie Cooper (Lincoln, IL) 14 kills, 7 points
Katie Jordan  4 kills, 5 points
Cassie Jennings (Rockford, IL) 16 set assists, 2 points
Gina Moore (Heyworth, IL) 2 kills, 2 points
Lauren Wendt  4 kills, 15 points
Ashley Robinson  13 points, 8 set assists
Peyton Jones (Danville,IL) 3 kills, 6 blocks
Kayla Dierker (Groveland, IL) 6 digs. 3 points
Aira Hanson (Winslow, IL) 3 kills, 4 blocks
Brighton Robbins (Lincoln, IL) 7 points
Kassy Dammerman (Effingham, IL) 4 digs, 2 points

LC Coach Mark Tippett: Our lack of focus behind the serving line was a big problem tonight.  In the sets we kept the serves in, we were able to run off points by defending well and running our offense.  We showed once again that we are a tough team to deal with when we limit our unforced errors.  I was very pleased that we had a good turnout for the event and were able to get another win at home.

On Saturday, October 24, Lincoln will host their final home matches of the season.  LC plays Kaskaskia College at 10:00 am and will celebrate their sophomore players before the final match of the day at 2:00 pm versus Sauk Valley.  (Note:  These games and opponents may be subject to change)