The Lincoln County High School volleyball team had a busy three days last week.
The Lady Lynx traveled to Calvary Chapel last Thursday and split a pair of league matches. Friday and Saturday was the Boulder City Invitational and the team competed well, reaching the semifinals.
At the tournament, the Lady Lynx played six matches against mostly bigger schools and came away with two wins and four losses. During pool play on Friday they lost a tough one to Pahrump 17-25, 25-21,15-9 and also fell to Legacy 25-16, 20-25. Lincoln coach Ken Thornock was particularly pleased with how the team competed in the Legacy match. “We played one of the best matches of the weekend with them,” he said.
The atmosphere was made special during the match thanks to a visit from the Lincoln County cross country team. Thornock appreciated how the runners cheered on their schoolmates. “The kids had a great time cheering, and the girls had a great time playing,” he said. “So that was probably the highlight game, or match that we played. Even though we lost, it was a great match.”
The Lady Lynx took a win against Eldorado 25-19, 25-17 and finished second in its pool.
During Saturday’s bracket play, Lincoln defeated Calvary Chapel 25-16, 25-21 in a quarterfinal. Hannah Hafen had seven kills and 12 digs and Cameron Lloyd added five kills and 10 digs. Easton Tingey had five kills and eight digs and Chesnee Harding added 14 assists and 12 digs for the team. They also received four kills and five blocks from Bridon Lewis.
The Lady Lynx then lost to Bonanza in a semifinal match 25-13, 25-18. Harding had six kills and nine digs, and Lewis had five kills. Tingey and Hafen each got nine digs for the match.
In a third place match against Boulder City, the Lady Lynx fell 25-20, 25-12. Harding had two kills, five assists and eight digs, and Lloyd had eight digs in the final contest of the weekend.
All in all, it was a good tournament. “We played great as a team,” Thornock said. “We came around.”
Lincoln now is 11-11 overall and 4-4 in league play. They currently stand seventh in a tight Division III Southern League and are visiting second place Lake Mead (9-7, 3-0 League) this afternoon for two matches starting at 2 p.m.