The Lincoln County High School volleyball team played homecoming matches against Needles last Friday and came away with two wins.
The Lynx made a couple of mistakes at the beginning, allowing Needles to take an early lead, but then quickly elevated their game with four straight points. It was looking like a close game for a while, and Needles tied things up at 8. But that didn’t last long as Lincoln kept forcing the other team to make mistakes. “They were playing to win and not to lose,” coach Ken Thornock said. Lincoln ended the game 25-17 with a brutal kill by Kailey Kelley.
In the second game, Needles capitalized on some Lincoln errors and took the lead 17-13. Thornock saw the slump his team was in and said “trust in your own skill, play to win, not to lose.” The girls picked up their game and got the close win, 26-24.
In the second match, the games were not as close. Lincoln came out swinging. Kelley had a great offensive night. Sadie Teel was one of the best servers that night, and the Lynx scored eight straight points off her serves. Kelley ended the game with a killer spike, 25-14.
In the final match Lincoln held the Mustangs to their fewest points all night and won 25-9.
On Tuesday, Lincoln earned two wins at home against Mountain View, 25-14, 25-16; 25-18, 25-16.
A final regular season game is slated for Tuesday at home against Pahranagat Valley, 6:30 p.m.
The 2A Southern League playoffs are November 5th in Panaca. The Lynx (20-14, 11-5) will likely go in as the third seed and face The Meadows (23-0, 12-2) as the second seed.