Lancers Go 4-1 At Grace Tourney

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For the second year in a row, the Lincolnwood volleyball team came away with a win in their final game of the Montgomery County Invitational - A Grace Filled Tourney.

After going 4-1 last year with a fifth place finish, the Lady Lancers once again finished 4-1, this time taking third in the 16-team tournament that raises awareness for INAD (infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy) in honor of 8-year-old Grace Herschelman. 

The Lancers rolled through play in the Beat INAD Pool on Friday, besting North Mac, St. Elmo/Brownstown and Ramsey, all in two sets.

In their tournament opener, Lincolnwood defeated North Mac 25-10, 25-17 to improve to 5-0 on the season. Katelyn Payne would lead the Lincolnwood attack with seven kills, while Avery Pope finished with 13 assists. Lexie Millburg finsihed with 11 digs in the defensive effort, while Sidney Glick and Cassie Krager combined for 15 service points, with Krager serving up five aces.

In game two against St. Elmo/Brownstown, Lincolnwood won 25-18, 25-12. A balanced attack saw three players with five kills each, Cassie Krager, Katelyn Payne and Maggie McClelland, with Avery Pope setting up 12 of the kills. 

Cassie Krager also tied for the team lead in digs with five, matching the five by Sidney Glick, who led the team in serving with 12 points and three aces.

In their pool play finale, the Lancers dispatched Ramsey by a 25-16, 25-7 final score. Madison Krager knocked down eight kills, while Cassie Krager added seven. Avery Pope finished with 14 assists in the setter spot. Cassie Krager also led the team in points (eight), aces (three) and digs (seven) in the victory, which sent Lincolnwood to the Gold Bracket for the second time in three years.

Lincolnwood’s only loss of the tournament would come in the Gold Bracket semifinal, where they would fall to Staunton 25-16, 25-18. The Lady Bulldogs would go on to defeat Roxana in the championship game to earn this year’s title.

Cassie Krager led the team in kills with four, while Avery Pope had nine assists. Krager also shared the lead in digs with 11, matching Lexie Millburg. Sidney Glick, Maggie McClelland and Cassie Krager all had two points in the Lancers’ serving game.

The Lady Lancers would rebound from their first loss of the season with a three-set victory over South County in the third place game. After falling to the Vipers 25-23 in game one, Lincolnwood rallied to beat their conference foes 25-13, 15-12 in the final two games. Maggie McClelland had a big game defensively with four blocks, and on the serving line with seven points and three aces. Cassie Krager and Katelyn Payne shared the kills lead with seven each, while Avery Pope had ten assists.

After the championship game, Cassie Krager and Maggie McClelland were named to the all-tournament team for their play over the five games.

Now 8-1 on the season, Lincolnwood will take on Carlinville on Monday, Sept. 16, on the Cavaliers’ home court.

September 13 at Raymond

A Grace Filled Tourney Beat INAD Pool

Lincolnwood 25 25

North Mac 10 17

Lincolnwood Statistics

Service Points: Sidney Glick 8, Cassie Krager 7, Avery Pope 6, Kyra Shull 5, Maggie McClelland 4, Lexie Millburg 2. Aces: Cassie Krager 5, Avery Pope 3, Sidney Glick 2, Maggie McClelland 1, Kyra Shull 1. Kills: Katelyn Payne 7, Cassie Krager 6, Madison Krager 5, Maggie McClelland 3, Avery Pope 1. Assists: Avery Pope 13, Cassie Krager 3, Sidney Glick 1. Blocks: Cassie Krager 1, Katelyn Payne 1, Avery Pope 1. Digs: Lexie Millburg 11, Cassie Krager 8, Sidney Glick 8, Maggie McClelland 6, Avery Pope 4, Kyra Shull 1, Madison Krager 1.

September 13 at Raymond

A Grace Filled Tourney Beat INAD Pool

Lincolnwood 25 25

St. Elmo/Brownstown 18 12

Lincolnwood Statistics

Service Points: Sidney Glick 12, Maggie McClelland 7, Kyra Shull 7, Avery Pope 3, Lexie Millburg 3, Cassie Krager 2. Aces: Sidney Glick 3, Maggie McClelland 3, Kyra Shull 2, Lexie Millburg 1, Avery Pope 1. Kills: Cassie Krager 5, Katelyn Payne 5, Maggie McClelland 5, Madison Krager 4, Sidney Glick 1. Assists: Avery Pope 12, Cassie Krager 6. Blocks: Katelyn Payne 1. Digs: Cassie Krager 5, Sidney Glick 5, Lexie Millburg 3, Avery Pope 3, Maggie McClelland 2, Madison Krager 1.

September 13 at Raymond

A Grace Filled Tourney Beat INAD Pool

Lincolnwood 25 25

Ramsey 16 7

Lincolnwood Statistics

Service Points: Cassie Krager 8, Sidney Glick 6, Lexie Millburg 6, Avery Pope 5, Maggie McClelland 4, Kyra Shull 4. Aces: Cassie Krager 3, Avery Pope 3, Sidney Glick 2, Maggie McClelland 2, Lexie Millburg 1, Kyra Shull 1. Kills: Madison Krager 8, Cassie Krager 7, Maggie McClelland 4, Katelyn Payne 3, Avery Pope 1. Assists: Avery Pope 14, Cassie Krager 4, Lexie Millburg 1, Sidney Glick 1, Maggie McClelland 1. Blocks: Maggie McClelland 3, Cassie Krager 1. Digs: Cassie Krager 7, Avery Pope 6, Sidney Glick 6, Lexie Millburg 6, Maggie McClelland 5, Maddie Krager 1.

September 14 at Raymond

A Grace Filled Tourney Gold Semifinal

Lincolnwood 16 18

Staunton 25 25

Lincolnwood Statistics

Service Points: Sidney Glick 2, Maggie McClelland 2, Cassie Krager 2, Lexie Millburg 1, Avery Pope 1, Kyra Shull 1. Kills: Cassie Krager 4, Maddie Krager 3, Sidney Glick 2, Avery Pope 2, Katelyn Payne 2, Lexie Millburg 1, Maggie McClelland 1. Assists: Avery Pope 9, Cassie Krager 2, Lexie Millburg 1. Digs: Lexie Millburg 11, Cassie Krager 11, Sidney Glick 9, Maggie McClelland 4, Avery Pope 4, Maddie Krager 3, Kyra Shull 2, Katelyn Payne 1.

September 14 at Raymond

A Grace Filled Tourney 3rd Place

Lincolnwood 23 25 15

South County 25 13 12

Lincolnwood Statistics

Service Points: Maggie McClelland 7, Sidney Glick 5, Lexie Millburg 5, Cassie Krager 5, Avery Pope 5, Kyra Shull 4. Aces: Maggie McClelland 3, Cassie Krager 3, Sidney Glick 2, Avery Pope 1, Kyra Shull 1. Kills: Cassie Krager 7, Katelyn Payne 7, Sidney Glick 3, Maggie McClelland 3, Avery Pope 3, Maddie Krager 3. Assists: Avery Pope 10, Cassie Krager 8, Sidney Glick 1, Lexie Millburg 1, Katelyn Payne 1. Digs: Lexie Millburg 18, Cassie Krager 11, Sidney Glick 8, Maggie McClelland 5, Maddie Krager 4, Avery Pope 2, Katelyn Payne 1. Blocks: Maggie McClelland 4, Katelyn Payne 1.

Record: Lincolnwood (8-1).

Lady Lancers Hold Off Mohawks In Tournament Warm-Up

In a warm-up for the Grace Filled Tourney, the Lincolnwood volleyball team traveled to Morrisonville to take on the neighboring Mohawks. The game proved to live up to the expectations of its rivalry reputation as the Lancers defeated the Mohawks 27-25, 25-19.

The Lancers were busy on the defensive end, with three players posting double digit dig totals. Maggie McClelland would lead the team with 11 digs, followed by Cassie Krager and Sidney Glick with ten each. McClelland also had three blocks, while Katelyn Payne also had a pair of stuffs. On the attack, Cassie Krager led the team with eight, while her sister, Madison Krager, added six. Avery Pope handled setting duties with 11 assists. Glick and Kyra Shull led the team in points with eight and seven.

Sept. 12 at Morrisonville

Lincolnwood 27 25

Morrisonville 25 19

Lincolnwood Statistics

Service Points: Sidney Glick 8, Kyra Shull 7, Maggie McClelland 5, Lexie Millburg 4, Cassie Krager 3, Avery Pope 2. Aces: Lexie Millburg 2, Sidney Glick 2. Kills: Cassie Krager 8, Madison Krager 6, Katelyn Payne 4, Maggie McClelland 3, Avery Pope 1. Assists: Avery Pope 11, Cassie Krager 6, Sidney Glick 2. Blocks: Maggie McClelland 3, Katelyn Payne 2, Sidney Glick 1, Avery Pope 1. Digs: Maggie McClelland 11, Cassie Krager 10, Sidney Glick 10, Lexie Millburg 9, Avery Pope 7, Madison Krager 6, Katelyn Payne 1.

Record: L'wood (4-0), Morrisonville (4-2).

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