Lincoln, IL – On Friday and Saturday, Lincoln College hosted the inaugural Midwest Athletic Conference (MWAC) Volleyball tournament. The event featured the five members of the MWAC which include Lincoln College, Parkland College, Lincoln Land Community College, Lewis & Clark Community College, and Danville Area Community College. Lincoln went 2-2 at the event to take third place. On Friday the Lady Lynx faced two nationally ranked opponents in #10 Lincoln Land and #2 Parkland. LC fell to LLCC in straight sets 20-25, 15-25, 20-25 and lost in four sets to PC 15-25, 16-25, 25-21, 16-25. On Saturday, Lincoln turned things around by defeating Lewis & Clark 25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 25-23 and then sweeping DACC 25-16, 25-14, 25-21. Lincoln’s record is now 14-16 overall.
Weekend Stat Totals:
Morgan Lesher 33 kills, 13 digs, 27 points
Latasha Fizer 22 kills, 8 blocks
Jenna Harcharick 17 kills, 6 blocks
Taylor Hewitt 44 digs, 12 points
Jordan Michaels 45 set assists, 32 points
Jessa Coker 18 points, 54 set assists
Alyssa Morales 16 points, 15 digs
Destiny Adkins 9 kills, 10 points
Sierra Wilson 7 kills, 11 blocks
Kristin Davis 10 kills, 6 blocks
Mariana Rogers 15 digs, 12 points
Ally Lawson 1 kill, 3 digs
Alli Haffner 1 point, 3 digs
LC Coach Mark Tippett: I was quite pleased with our team’s performance this weekend. We played very competitively against Lincoln Land and Parkland which are among the strongest teams in the NJCAA this year. We showed a huge amount of improvement over the first time we played Parkland in early September. We were able to win a set from them this time which is something very few teams have been able to do this year. On Saturday we took care of business against two opponents we had beaten before, and I was happy with the energy we brought to the court as well as the overall quality of our play. Each member of our team contributed to our success this weekend, and I saw some great teamwork on our side of the net. I am confident we will continue to improve our level of play as we get closer to the postseason.
Lincoln is off until Thursday evening when they will host the Millikin University JV team for a 6:00 pm match. The match will be the team’s annual Volley for the Cure night in order to raise funds for research in the fight against breast cancer.