On Saturday, the Lincoln College Women’s Volleyball team participated in the Mid-West Athletic Conference (MWAC) tournament.  LC faced #5 Lincoln Land CC, #1 Parkland CC, and Lewis & Clark CC.  The Lady Lynx were competitive all day, but came away three losses from the event.

Lincoln put out their best effort against LLCC in their first match of the day, losing it 25-21, 25-16, 27-25.  In the match, setter Abbi Buelow dished out 15 assists and left side Kaylyn Hoffert recorded 7 kills.  Next up for LC was a match-up with the top ranked team in the nation, Parkland College.  Parkland College made quick work of Lincoln, winning the match 25-12, 25-10, 25-19.  Libero Melanie Murray led the team with 10 digs in the match.

The team’s final match of the event was against the host school, Lewis & Clark.  In that match, LC again fell in three sets, 25-16, 25-22, 25-23.  Left side Kenzie Cooper turned in 5 kills and 6 digs.

Coach Mark Tippett commented after the weekend tournament; “We knew going into this event that we had our work cut out for us.  All three of the teams we faced were teams we lost to earlier in the season.  The most encouraging match was the one against Lincoln Land because we played them much tougher than we did the first time we saw them in early September.” Tippett commented, “Parkland made very few errors and really looked like the number one team in the nation.  They did not drop a set the entire day.”

“The most disappointing match for us was the one against Lewis & Clark.  We played poorly on defense early in set one and gave them way too much help through unforced errors.  It was just a sloppy effort and I know we are better than that.  This was the first rough day we have had in a long time,” said Tippett.

The losses drop Lincoln’s record to 17-10.  LC will look to rebound on Tuesday evening in a home match against SWIC at 6:30 PM.

Stat Totals

Kaylyn Hoffert  19 kills, 9 points

Abbi Buelow   33 set assists

Erin Rankin  10 points, 9 set assists

Kenzie Cooper  18 kills,  13 points, 16 digs

Mattie Giese  12 kills, 5 blocks

Melanie Murray  34 digs, 5 points

Cassidy Sanneman  7 kills, 3 blocks, 5 points

Elysa Smith  5 kills, 8 blocks

Brighton Robbins  13 digs, 6 points