The long trip to Needles was worth it as the Lincoln County High Lady Lynx defeated the Lady Mustangs in two matches, 2-0, 2-0.

“They played really well,” said coach Ken Thornock. “It was a long trip to Needles, but the kids were really quite focused and played really well. I was really pleased with that.”

It took the team a little while to get going in the first set, but Lincoln found its rhythm and took the next three sets easily.

Thornock said Bridon Lewis hit the ball exceptionally well. “As a team they stepped up,” he added. “Brooklyn Hafen played really well, she’s been hitting the ball really well.” The coach also had high praise for the play of Hannah Hafen and Cameron Lloyd.

With the matches under control, all the players had a chance to contribute. “Everybody just played really well,” Thornock said. “We got to play everybody. They made a good effort that way.”

The wins put the Lady Lynx at 15-11 overall and 8-4 in the Division III Southern League. They are tied for third with The Meadows (13-10, 8-4) and nipping at the heels of Calvary Chapel (17-8, 10-3). White Pine remains undefeated (23-0, 12-0).

Lincoln hosts Laughlin (4-13, 0-11) for homecoming tonight and hosts Agassi Prep (6-8, 6-8) on October 29. The Lady Lynx final regular season game is a non-league matchup at Pahranagat Valley on November 3. Thornock wants these final matchups to gear his team up for the playoffs.

“That’s our big goal right now, is to make sure that we make it to state,” he said. “That’s my big concern, is that we stay focused to the end of the year and to be able to take care of business that way.”