LC Volleyball Avenge Early Season Loss with 4-Set Win Over IVCC
On Wednesday evening the Lincoln College volleyball team avenged an early season loss to Illinois Valley Community College by defeating IVCC in four sets. Lincoln (17-13) grabbed the early advantage by winning set one 25-20. In set two, the Lady Lynx fell behind early but managed to overcome a late five point deficit to tie the set at 22. However, their comeback bid stalled and they eventually fell to the Eagles 23-25. The loss seemed to fire up LC as they jumped out to a large lead in set three behind the accurate serving of freshman defensive specialist Alyssa Morales (Romeoville). Lincoln then cruised to a 25-9 set three win. Set four was more competitive as the teams traded leads throughout the early going. But Lincoln was able to grab the momentum late in the set and held on for a 25-22 victory to end the match.
Jenna Merkel 15 kills 8 points 8 digs
Morgan Lesher 11 kills 7 points 8 digs
Vicky Arriola 37 set assists 7 points
Taylor Hewitt 15 digs 5 points
Kelly Anderson 7 kills 4 blocks
Beth Daniels 8 kills 1 block
Alyssa Morales 12 digs 9 points
Alli Haffner 3 digs 7 points
Lexie Krager 6 points
LC Coach Mark Tippett: Tonight’s win is a clear indication of how much our team has improved over the course of this season. When we played IVCC back in August, we lost to them in three sets and did not play well at all. Since then our team has figured out how to play together and what it takes to win at the college level. It is very satisfying to see the hard work our players have put into this season pay off in success on the court.
Lincoln College will be back in action on Thursday evening as they travel to Decatur for a match against the Millikin University JV team.