By Camden Lamb

The Lincoln County High School volleyball team split two matches at Agassi Prep last Thursday. The first game was a very close 25-22 win for the Lady Lynx. In the second game, Lincoln destroyed the Stars 25-5 to take its first league match of the season.

A different Agassi team came out for the second match. The Stars kept LCHS on their heels and took a 25-14 victory. For the fourth and final game of the series, both teams fought hard. The Lady Lynx were really pushing for a series win, but Agassi’s defense held strong, and the Stars took a 25-19 win.

On Friday and Saturday Lincoln participated in The Boulder City Invitational. Teams from all over Southern Nevada came and proved to be solid competition for the Lady Lynx.

With the loss of six seniors, the tournament’s eight matches helped newcomers like Sadie Soderborg, Macie Howard and Natalia Romero get used to varsity speed. “It started out rough but got better as the tournament went on,” said returning senior Hannah Lytle.

Lincoln placed third in its bracket at the tournament.

In Friday action, Sierra Vista defeated the Lady Lynx 25-6 in the first game. Lincoln pushed hard and played better defense, but it wasn’t enough, and Sierra Vista took a 25-13 win.

Against Desert Oasis, Lincoln lost the first game 25-9. The team picked it up in the second game, but still couldn’t come up with the win, losing 25-17.

To avoid going 0-3 for the first day of the tourney, Lincoln was ready against Liberty Baptist.

Strong passing took the Lynx to a 25-17 win in the first game. With more knowledge of what to expect, Liberty’s game improved in the second match. The teams went back-and-forth, but in the end the Lady Lynx took a one-point victory.

On Saturday, Lincoln defeated Somerset-Sky Pointe and Sunrise Mountain – both in one-game, 25-9 victories. The team knocked off Clark 25-18, then defeated Cheyenne before losing to Tech by scores of 16-25, 25-23 and 5-15.

On Tuesday, the Lady Lynx traveled to league foe Adelson School and won two matches, 25-8, 25-5 in the first match and 25-12, 25-7. The wins gave the team a 12-10 overall record and it is 3-1 in league play.

Lincoln faced Lake Mead at home on Thursday and plays The Meadows in Panaca on the Sept. 30.