The Lincoln County High School volleyball team has had both highs and lows so far this season.

They played hard but fell short in an intense home match against Pahranagat Valley on September 15. “It was a really good match, we played really well,” said coach Ken Thornock. “We didn’t necessarily hit the ball the way we’d like to have.”

Thornock added, “I give credit to Alamo. They played tremendous defense.” The coach said his team came out with a lot of good things on their plate and hopes to have a better outcome when the teams meet up again at the end of the season.

The Lady Lynx also split a pair of matches at The Meadows on Friday. Lincoln came out flat, according to Thornock, and lost the first match 23-25, 13-25. “I don’t think the girls were mentally prepared on the way down for the game,” he said. “I don’t think we were prepared to get off the bus and play.”

Lincoln turned things around in the second match, winning 21-25, 25-17, 20-18. Hannah Hafen had eight kills, two aces and two digs and Cameron Lloyd had six kills and 14 digs in the win. Chesnee Harding added 16 assists for the Lady Lynx. “The girls played a much better composed, energized game,” Thornock said. “I was a lot happier with that. I was proud that they were able to rebound and be ready for the second match.”

The season has more to come. Lincoln played a doubleheader at Calvary Chapel yesterday and heads to the Boulder City Invitational for matches today and tomorrow. Coaches have high hopes the team’s best volleyball is ahead of them.

“If they continue to strive to improve then things will look really good,” Thornock said.