Lincoln, IL – The Lincoln College Volleyball team hosted the Millikin JV team on Tuesday evening in a Volley for the Cure event to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.  Millikin was able to outlast Lincoln and take the match in five sets.  Set one was tight from start to finish, and, despite several serving errors, Lincoln was able to earn set point, but was unable to close it out and eventually fell 28-30.  In set two the Lady Lynx let a large lead slip away and dropped the frame 22-25.  In set three Lincoln was able to turn things around and this time held on to a late lead and won the set 25-23.  With the momentum on their side, LC was able to take set four in another nail-biter 26-24 which set up a deciding set to 15.  Lincoln looked good early and held a slim 13-12 lead late int he frame, but could not complete the comeback and lost the set 14-16.  Lincoln falls to 14-17 on the year.

Morgan Lesher 12 kills
Latasha Fizer  9 kills
Jenna Harcharick  5 kills
Taylor Hewitt  13 digs
Jordan Michaels  15 set assists
Jessa Coker  15 set assists
Alyssa Morales  9 digs
Destiny Adkins  8 kills
Sierra Wilson  2 kills
Kristin Davis  5 kills
Mariana Rogers  11 digs
Ally Lawson  1 kill
Alli Haffner 1 point

LC Coach Mark Tippett:  The scores certainly support the idea that these were two evenly matched teams.  In September we lost to MU in three sets that were not as close as the ones played tonight.  This shows progress for us, but it does not really help take away the frustration I feel at the fact that we shot ourselves in the foot several times tonight.  Our serving in the first set was horrible, which is an ugly way to lose, and we also let sizable leads slip away in sets two and five.  Mental errors cost us a win tonight, and I accept as much of the blame for that as anyone.  I obviously need to stress serving more in practice and perhaps change our lineup to remove those who are not performing from the service line.

On Saturday, Lincoln will host a triangular set of matches.  LC will play Kaskaskia College at 10 am and Sauk Valley at 2:00 pm.