Lincoln College Women’s Volleyball team got back in the winner’s circle with a three set sweep of visiting Lindenwood-Belleville University JV team. Two weeks ago LC won a close, four-set match at LBU, but this time, Lincoln was in command from start to finish. In set one, the two teams battled early until freshman middle hitter Cassidy Sanneman served nine straight points to put Lincoln up 18-9. A late rally by Lindenwood would narrow the lead, before LC took the set 25-22. Set two saw the Lady Lynx come out firing to build 13-3 advantage. The early run of points was sparked by 6 set assists from freshman setter Abbi Buelow, three kills from freshman Mattie Giese and two kills from freshman middle hitter Elysa Smith. Lincoln maintained its big lead the rest of the set to win 25-12. Set three was more of the same and LC used a balanced offensive attack and tough defense to control the tempo of play. The final set ended 25-14. The victory improves Lincoln’s record to 12-7 on the season.
Coach Mark Tippett said, “Tonight we played a clean match from start to finish. Lindenwood had trouble passing the ball to target which helped us gain control of most of the rallies. Our offense was strong all night and we made very few hitting errors. When we don’t help the other team by giving away points, we can be very tough to deal with because all six of our rotations are pretty solid. It was great to get a win at home which will hopefully be the start of a good run for us in October.”
Lincoln travels to West Burlington, Iowa this weekend to participate in the Southeastern Community College Invite. The Lynx will be in action at home on October 13 against Carl Sandburg College.
Kaylyn Hoffert 9 kills, 3 points
Abbi Buelow 7 points, 13 set assists
Erin Rankin 15 points, 9 set assists
Mattie Giese 6 kills, 5 blocks
Kenzie Cooper 8 kills, 6 points, 16 digs
Mikayla Siebert 5 kills
Melanie Murray 11 digs, 5 points
Cassidy Sanneman 3 kills, 3 blocks, 9 points
Elysa Smith 3 kills, 2 blocks
Brighton Robbins 3 digs, 2 points