The Lincolnwood Lancers came to Redskin Country on Tuesday, Oct. 1, sitting on 899 program wins. They left with 900 wins.
Nokomis seemed off their game, as they had been playing good volleyball the last two weeks. Lincolnwood was determined to get back on the winning track after a loss the day before as they hope to grab a high seed in regional play.
The Redskins struggled with their serve receive all night, as the Lancers were able to find holes in the Nokomis defense. Able to stop the bleeding at times, the Skins tallied a few points in a row, but not nearly enough to hold off the visitors in set one, losing 25-12.
Set two was a repeat of the first set. Only able to put 13 points up on the scoreboard, Nokomis dropped two quick sets to a talented Lancer team.
The Redskins will need to bounce back quickly as they travel to Mt. Olive on Thursday night, Oct. 3, looking for win number four.
The win for the Lancers stopped a two-game losing streak for the Lancers, their first of the season, but was also a historic moment for the program. Since Coach Mary Hammersley started the program in 1974, Lincolnwood has averaged just under 20 wins per season. With their current record of 15-5 and more than a dozen regular season games left, including the Morrisonville tournament this weekend, they will most likely reach that mark and once again add to their win total.
Coach Kimberly Denney is also closing in on a milestone, with 193 career wins through the completion of Tuesday's game. The Lincolnwood grad is still a ways from surpassing her old coach, Hammersley, who has the school record with 476 victories in 717 games.
October 1 at Nokomis
Lincolnwood 25 25
Nokomis 12 13
Service Points: Sophia Keller 2. Kills: Macee Eisenbarth 3, Jade Jett 2. Assists: Presley Lamb 2. Digs: Delaney Keiser 9, Presley Lamb 8, Macee Eisenbarth 5, Mia Fesser 4, Sophia Keller 4.
Service Points: Sidney Glick 6, Maggie McClelland 5, Avery Pope 5, Lexie Millburg 3, Justine Seelbach 3, Haelee Damm 2. Aces: Maggie McClelland 3, Lexie Millburg 2, Avery Pope 2, Sidney Glick 1, Justine Seelbach 1, Haelee Damm 1. Kills: Cassie Krager 7, Maggie McClelland 6, Katelyn Payne 4, Madison Krager 2, Lexie Millburg 1. Assists: Avery Pope 8, Cassie Krager 7, Lexie Millburg 1, Sidney Glick 1. Blocks: Cassie Krager 1, Katelyn Payne 1. Digs: Lexie Millburg 10, Avery Pope 8, Maggie McClelland 7, Sidney Glick 6, Cassie Krager 6, Katelyn Payne 1.
Records: Lincolnwood (15-5); Nokomis (3-21).