volleyballChesnee Harding had 12 assists and five aces in the opener, and 11 assists, four aces and two digs in the nightcap on Friday as Lincoln County’s volleyball team swept host Laughlin, 25-10, 25-17 and 25-17, 25-12.

In the first match, Kayla Matthews had six kills and five aces, and Cameron Lloyd added four kills, two aces and six digs for the Lynx.

In the finale, Matthews had five kills, and Jillyn Katschke and Bridon Lewis each had four kills for the Lynx, who got three aces from Abby Schimbeck.

Coach Ken Thornock said, “It was a long bus ride, but the girls took care of business. We worked on eliminating as many unforced errors as we could and the girls did a pretty good job in two games, but in a couple of the other games they let a few unforced errors make the score closer than it might have been.”

The wins keep Lincoln in second place in the Division III Southern, one game ahead of Calvary Chapel who lost a pair to league leader White Pine.

It also sets up the critical match this Friday between the two teams in Panaca for Homecoming. It’s the first meeting between the two as they did not meet in the preseason.

Lincoln has all their remaining games at home to close out the regular season.

Thornock said, “Hopefully the girls will be able to channel their energies from all the homecoming activities to focus on the good team Calvary is. They have some good height and play decent defense.”

In the meantime, Pahranagat Valley has a match with Sandy Valley for the league lead. Both the Panthers and the Sidewinders are unbeaten in league, and Sandy Valley is unbeaten on the season as well with a record of 10-0, while Pahranagat Valley is 13-7 on the season.

Last week, PVHS went 1-1 in matches, losing a 3-1 non-league meeting with The Meadows 25-23, 23-25, 24-26, 20-25, and beating league opponent Indian Springs 25-12, 30-28, 25-9.

Madison Harris had 14 kills and Karley Martin added 12 more in the three set win. Jamie Hansen had 10 digs, Brook Higbee 12, and Allyse Frehner had 35 assists against the Thunderbirds.

This week, PVHS had a league match at Lund on Thursday, then tonight is Senior Night against Sandy Valley to recognize the senior volleyball players.