Lincoln County High School had a long and successful week of volleyball leading up Saturday’s regional tournament.
The Lady Lynx head to The Meadows School in Las Vegas to play in the semifinals Nov. 3, at 1:45 p.m.
Lincoln County (14-10, 11-3) is in second place, playing third-place team Lake Mead Christian Academy (18-9, 11-3). The winner of the match will play for the regional championship the same day at 4 p.m. and will earn a trip to the state tournament in Reno, Nov. 9 and 10.
Thursday, Oct. 25, the Lady Lynx beat Laughlin High School in two hard-fought matches. The scores were 25-19, 25-17, and 27-25, 25-17.
In the first match, senior Baylee Cameron had two aces and two kills. Senior Kendra Mathews had five kills and two aces, and senior KyLee Cameron had five kills. Sophomore Alexis Barton had one kill and junior Sadie Soderborg had six.
The next match proved to be more difficult. Senior Marinda Lamb served to a nine-point lead but then Laughlin stormed back. Tied at 25, Lincoln refused to let the ball drop. Another point gave Lynx the momentum they needed, and KyLee Cameron finished it off with a brutal kill.
Lincoln played the last game with the momentum from the first, quickly beating Laughlin.
In this match, Mathews had eight kills, KyLee Cameron had four, Baylee Cameron had three, and Soderborg had two.
Traveling back down south on Monday, Oct. 29, the girls played Needles and beat them as well, 2-1, in both matches.
Needles struck first in the first match, winning the first set. Then Lincoln turned it around and won the next set, setting up a third set to 15, which the Lady Lynx dominated, 15-8.
All together, Baylee Cameron had one kill, KyLee Cameron had five, Mathews had eight, and Soderborg had two. Marinda Lamb had six aces and KyLee Cameron had three.
Lincoln beat Needles easily for the first set of the second match, but relaxed a little too much so that Needles then took another one from them.
Fighting hard once again in the tiebreaker game, Lincoln pulled ahead and won, 15-13.
Baylee Cameron led the stats with another eight kills. KyLee Cameron and Mathews were right behind her with six kills. Soderborg had three kills and four aces.
“Laughlin was one of the first games we really came out focused,” said Coach Chantel Holt. “We chose to come out ahead and stay ahead. I think that transferred into the Needles game.”
Lincoln finished out the regular season at home against Pahranagat Valley in a non-league match and fell, 25-4, 25-10, 25-18.