On Thursday, the Lincoln College Women’s Volleyball team picked up another road victory against the Millikin University JV in four sets. Lincoln played consistently in the opening set to win it 25-20. Cassidy Sanneman (Henry, IL) lead the attack with two kills and a block in the set. Set two was a see-saw battle that included several lead changes until freshman DS Jenna Weller (Fairmount, IL) went on a four point run of serves to tie the score at 23-23. After the teams traded sideouts, freshman setter Abbi Buelow (Rockford, IL) served two points to give LC the 26-24 set win. Set three was just as exciting as set two as Lincoln looked to close out the match by going up 24-21 on Millikin, but a furious comeback by the Big Blue resulted in a 27-25 win to extend the match. Millikin kept the momentum into set four and appeared to be in control up 18-14, but a service error ignited a 10-1 Lincoln run to give LC the set and match victory 25-19. During that run sophomore Kenzie Cooper (Lincoln, IL) had three kills, 5 points were served by Buelow, and freshman right side Mattie Giese (Highland Park, IL) contributed a kill and a solo block. The win improves Lincoln’s record to 10-5.
Kenzie Cooper 15 kills, 9 points, 18 digs
Kaylyn Hoffert (Lincoln, IL) 11 kills, 1 block
Melanie Murray (Chicago, IL) 20 digs, 5 points
Brighton Robbins (Lincoln, IL) 15 digs, 5 points
Cassidy Sanneman 5 kills, 5 blocks
Mattie Giese 6 kills, 5 blocks
Elysa Smith (Metamora, IL) 3 kills, 4 blocks
Erin Rankin (Emden, IL) 7 points, 14 digs
Abbi Buelow 9 points, 15 set assists, 12 digs
Jenna Weller 5 points
LC Coach Mark Tippett: Tonight our team showed a lot of heart and the ability to move past mistakes in order to get back on track quickly. Our passing was consistent and all of our hitters were able to contribute. We are starting to see the kind of offensive diversity we will need to be successful in the second half of the season. This was a great team win and a fun match to watch.