LC Volleyball Plagued With Injuries/Split at Southeastern Invite
On Friday, the Lincoln College volleyball team played two matches at the Southeastern IA Community College Invitational. In the first match of the evening Lincoln lost in three sets to Highland Community College (16-25, 24-26, 24-26). The Lady Lynx (7-7) bounced back to win their evening match with Clinton Community College, 25-15, 25-19, 25-13.
Jenna Merkel (Harvel, IL) 12 kills 6 points 10 digs
Morgan Lesher (Brownsburg, IN) 15 kills 13 points 10 digs
LaTasha Fizer (Romeoville, IL) 13 kills 4 blocks
Jordan Michaels (Plainfield, IL) 40 set assists 6 points
Taylor Hewitt (Bureau Valley, IL) 17 digs 4 points
Kelly Anderson (Schaumburg, IL) 10 kills 5 blocks
Beth Daniels (Willisville, IL) 3 kills 2 blocks
Alli Haffner (Emden, IL) 4 digs 8 points
Alyssa Morales (Romeoville, IL) 5 digs 9 points
Kristin Davis (Delavan, IL) 4 kills, 2 blocks
Lexie Krager (Farmersville, IL) 3 points, 3 digs
“Friday was a very difficult day for our team,” said LC head coach Mark Tippett. “To begin with, we were without our starting setter, Vicky Arriola, who was sick, and then we lost both of our starting middle hitters to injury. In the first match, sophomore Beth Daniels rolled her ankle during a block attempt, then, late in the third set against Clinton, freshman LaTasha Fizer landed awkwardly after a spike attempt, and the impact caused a hairline fracture in her lower left leg. I have never seen such a run of bad luck in all my coaching career. I was very proud of how our players rallied around each other to support their injured teammates and continue to play at a high level. We are hopeful that Daniels will be back soon, but we learned that Fizer will be out at least a month, which means we will need to shuffle our lineup once again. I am confident that we will find ways to remain competitive and that our team will continue to improve.”
Note: Due to a unresolved scheduling mistake and their injury status, LC did not participate in matches on Saturday.
This week Lincoln College will travel to Carl Sandburg College for a match on Tuesday, September 18 and host the Millikin JV at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 20.