The Lincoln County Lady Lynx volleyball team opened their 2013-14 Division III Southern League play with a home game against the Agassi Prep Lady Stars on Sept. 6. Lincoln entered the night with a record of 4-3.
In the first game of the opening match, the Stars kept the score close but with the score 12-10 in favor of Lincoln. The Lady Lynx broke it open with an 13 – 6 run to win by a score of 25-16. In the second game of the match the Lady Lynx opened with a 12-2 lead. Agassi Prep struggled offensively and as a team, but showed some good individual defense. After seven additional, hard-earned points, the Lady Stars fell in the second game of the opener by a score of 25-9. Kaitlin Cheeney served up eight aces; Chelsea Lloyd scored four kills; Chesnee Harding contributed with five assists; Kaylee Teel served five aces; and Kayla Mathews added three kills and three blocks to the Lady Lynx scoring in the opening match.
Lincoln opened the nightcap with the serve. The first game of the second match would have some of the best volleys of the night and the Lady Lynx would roll to a 25-10 win over the Stars. The fourth and final game of the night was won by Lincoln behind Savanna Harr who dished out six aces, Chelsea Lloyd who served up five kill and three aces, and Kayla Mathews who scored three kills for the Lynx.
The sweep of the Lady Stars moves the Lady Lynx record to 6-3 overall and a league record of 2-0, pulling Lincoln County into an early tie with Calvary Chapel for the lead in the Division III Southern League. The Lady Lynx are scheduled for their next game at home against White Pine on Tuesday September 10.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Lady Lynx hosted White Pine County Ladycats in a non-league, best three of five match.
White Pine opened the match with the serve in the first game and the two teams stayed even trading scores through the first six points. The Ladycats made a six-point run prior to the Lady Lynx scoring again, and stretched their lead to 20-14. Lincoln would score four more points in the game but White Pine would hold on to win the opener with a score of 25-18.
After the slow start in the opener, Lincoln appeared to be flat with the Ladycats jumping into a 6-2 lead to start the second game. The Lady Lynx began to show their stuff by putting on a 10-3 scoring run. White Pine would tie the score at 12 and the teams would trade scores through 18 all. Lincoln then powered ahead to take the game 25-12. The Lady Lynx cruised through game three of the match to an easy 25-17 victory.
Opening what would be the fourth and final game of the match, the Lady Lynx began to play at their potential and quickly moved into a 10-4 lead, largely behind the play of Kayla Mathews at the net.
Mathews would finish out the match with a total of eight blocks and nine kills. Chesnee Harding showed excellent defensive skills at the net. The 5’6” Harding stuffed a block from the Ladycats big girl, 5’10” Debra Kingston, and would add ten assists to her totals for the evening. White Pine was never able to get to within five points of the Lady Lynx in the nightcap, with Lincoln finishing out the night with a 25-20 win to take the match. Kaitlin Cheeney had 11 assists and Chelsea Lloyd put down seven kills, while Kaylee Teel would add three kills, three assists, three digs and a block to round out the evening.
The Lady Lynx record moved to 7-3 overall and remains 2-0 in the Division III Southern League. Next up Lincoln will travel to The Meadows School on Sept. 20 to continue league play against the Mustangs, prior to hosting the Laughlin Cougars for homecoming in the Rick Phillips Gym on Sept. 27.