There was a block party at the Woodshed in Raymond on Monday, March 29, as the Lincolnwood volleyball team put down nine blocks in a two-game win over Bunker Hill.
Spread out between five different players, the stuffs were the stuff on Monday as the Lancers held the Minutemaids to 20 points in game one and 14 in game two to claim their fourth victory of the year.
Desi Pitchford led the team with three blocks, while also contributing five kills on the attack. That tied for the team lead with Cassie Krager and Katelyn Payne, who also had two blocks apiece.
Maggie McClelland added in a solo block and two kills, while Avery Pope had one block, one kill and 13 assists on the night.
The defensive effort wasn’t just successful at the net, though. Eight different players had digs for the Lancers, who had 26 as a team.
McClelland and Krager led the way with five each, followed by Lexie Millburg and Sidney Glick with four each, Pope with three, Pitchford and Emme Weller with two each and Jayden Kuchar with one.
Weller also had a big day serving, posting a team-best 11 points. Glick added in eight points and three aces, while McClelland finished with seven points and four aces. Pope (three points, three aces) and Krager (one point) finished out the service points for the Lancers.
The following night the Lancers were in Virden, to take on North Mac.
Cassie Krager had a big night for the Lancers, putting down a season-best ten kills in a two game win, 25-19, 25-21.Krager’s kill total eclipsed her previous best of nine, set last Friday in Lincolnwood’s win over Edinburg.
As a team, the Lancers had 26 kills, with Katelyn Payne also having a big day at the net with nine kills. Maggie McClelland and Desi Pitchford added two kills each, while Sidney Glick, Haelee Damm and Avery Pope chipped in one apiece. Pope led the team in assists with 15, while Lexi Millburg and Payne had one assist each.
Krager was also one of two players with double digit dig totals, posting a team-best 11. Millburg added 10 digs, while three others, Pope with nine, McClelland with seven and Glick with six, had a half dozen digs or more. Payne added in two more digs and had a team-high four blocks to aid the defensive effort as well.
Payne also contributed from the serving line as the senior hitter had a team-best eight points. Millburg and McClelland added in six points apiece, while Krager chipped in three.
Lincolnwood wraps up the week with three games in three days, starting with road trips to Athens on April 1, and Pawnee on April 2. On April 3, the Lancers host Hillsboro at 10 a.m. in a clash of orange and black county teams.
March 26 at Edinburg
Edinburg 22 13
Lincolnwood 25 25
Service Points: Maggie McClelland 7, Sidney Glick 6, Cassie Krager 5, Avery Pope 5, Emme Weller 2. Kills: Cassie Krager 9, Maggie McClelland 8, Desi Pitchford 3, Avery Pope 1, Sidney Glick 1. Assists: Avery Pope 21. Blocks: Avery Pope 2, Maggie McClelland 1. Digs: Cassie Krager 10, Lexie Millburg 9, Maggie McClelland 9, Sidney Glick 5, Avery Pope 3, Desi Pitchford 1, Emme Weller 1.
Record: Lincolnwood (3-1).
March 29 at Raymond
Bunker Hill 20 14
Lincolnwood 25 25
Service Points: Emme Weller 11, Sidney Glick 8, Maggie McClelland 7, Avery Pope 3, Cassie Krager 1. Aces: Maggie McClelland 4, Sidney Glick 3, Avery Pope 3. Kills: Cassie Krager 5, Katelyn Payne 5, Desi Pitchford 5, Maggie McClelland 2, Avery Pope 1. Assists: Avery Pope 13. Blocks: Desi Pitchford 3, Cassie Krager 2, Katelyn Payne 2, Maggie McClelland 1, Avery Pope 1. Digs: Cassie Krager 5, Maggie McClelland 5, Lexie Millburg 4, Sidney Glick 4, Avery Pope 3, Desi Pitchford 2, Emme Weller 2, Jayden Kuchar 1.
Record: Lincolnwood (4-1).
March 30 at Virden
Lincolnwood 25 25
North Mac 19 21
Service Points: Katelyn Payne 8, Maggie McClelland 6, Lexie Millburg 6, Cassie Krager 3, Sidney Glick 1. Aces: Lexie Millburg 1, Katelyn Payne 1. Kills: Cassie Krager 10, Katelyn Payne 9, Maggie McClelland 2, Desi Pitchford 2, Sidney Glick 1, Avery Pope 1, Haelee Damm 1. Assists: Avery Pope 15, Katelyn Payne 1, Lexie Millburg 1. Blocks: Katelyn Payne 4, Sidney Glick 1, Cassie Krager 1. Digs: Cassie Krager 11, Lexie Millburg 10, Avery Pope 9, Maggie McClelland 7, Sidney Glick 6, Katelyn Payne 2, Haelee Damm 1.
Record: Lincolnwood (5-1).