Volleyball: Lincolview wins NWC outright


Lancers repeat as conference champs

By Mark Altstaetter - sports@limanews.com



Crestview’s Raegan Hammons keeps the ball in play during Thursday night’s Northwest Conference match at Lincolnview. See more match photos at LimaScores.com.

Crestview’s Raegan Hammons keeps the ball in play during Thursday night’s Northwest Conference match at Lincolnview. See more match photos at LimaScores.com.


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Lincolnview’s Madison Williams hits a spike against Crestview’s Gregory during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.

Lincolnview’s Madison Williams hits a spike against Crestview’s Gregory during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.


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Crestview’s Cali Gregory, left, Myia Etzler defend a spike by Lincolnview’s Kendall Klausing during Thurday night’s match at Lincolnview.


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Lincolnview’s Elaina O’Neill dives for the ball during Thursday night’s home match against Crestview.


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Lincolnview’s Sami Sellers, left, and Crestview’s Laci McCoy battle at the net during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.


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Crestview’s Cali Gregory sets the ball during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.


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Lincolnview’s Kendall Klausing, left, and Bailey Gregory (15) defend a shot by Crestview’s Myia Etzler during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.


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Lincolnview’s Madison Williams (7) and Crestview’s Bailey Gregory battle at the net during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.


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MIDDLE POINT — Lincolnview bent a little, but did not break.

In Thursday’s huge Northwest Conference volleyball showdown against cross-county rival Crestview, Lincolnview took Crestview’s biggest shots, and fought them off, en route to a four-set victory over the Knights 26-28, 26-24, 25-21 and 25-22 at Lincolnview.

With the win, Lincolnview (8-0 NWC, 18-2 overall) grabs the outright NWC crown. Paulding finishes second in the conference, while Crestview (6-2 NWC) will finish the regular season third in the NWC.

Thursday’s first set seemed to set the tone, as the score was knotted 10 times before Crestview managed to come away with the hard-fought win.

However, in the next three sets, Lincolnview responded to each Crestview run.

“We knew Crestview was going to respond,” Lincolnview head coach JaNahn Evans said. “Crestview is not a team that’s going to let down and not respond, and neither are we. When you face a rival school like Crestview, everybody is going to play their best; and we expect that on both ends.”

Last season, Lincolnview won the NWC title with a perfect 8-0 conference mark.

“I’m proud of these girls,” Evans said. “They had a goal in mind at the very beginning. They knew they wanted this title. The seniors showed great leadership. It’s just great – (winning) back-to-back titles – and to win it outright. … I couldn’t ask for a better way to put the regular season to an end.”

Kendall Bollenbacher led Lincolnview with 17 kills, including eight in the opening set. Madison Williams had 13 kills and 24 digs.

Lacy McCoy led Crestview with 18 kills Teammate Myia Etzler recorded 11 kills for the Knights.

Bailey Gregory recorded 33 digs for Crestview, while teammate Kali Small had 29 digs.

In the second set, the score was knotted seven times before the Lancers finally pulled away.

In the third set, the Lancers led by as many as 10 points. However, Crestview battled back and cut the deficit to three, 24-21, before Lincolnview closed it out.

“I think we just realized what our motivation was,” Evans said. “We have two girls at home right now that aren’t able to play. We just had to remind ourselves that we’re here and we’re going to win it for all of us. We needed to do the little things. I think once everybody stepped up and did the little things, we took control of the game.”

Crestview’s Raegan Hammons keeps the ball in play during Thursday night’s Northwest Conference match at Lincolnview. See more match photos at LimaScores.com.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Lincolnvw-VB-vs-Crstview-DS4-1.jpgCrestview’s Raegan Hammons keeps the ball in play during Thursday night’s Northwest Conference match at Lincolnview. See more match photos at LimaScores.com. Don Speck | The Lima News
Lincolnview’s Madison Williams hits a spike against Crestview’s Gregory during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Lincolnvw-VB-vs-Crstview-DS5-1.jpgLincolnview’s Madison Williams hits a spike against Crestview’s Gregory during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview. Don Speck | The Lima News
Crestview’s Cali Gregory, left, Myia Etzler defend a spike by Lincolnview’s Kendall Klausing during Thurday night’s match at Lincolnview.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Lincolnvw-VB-vs-Crstview-DS7-1.jpgCrestview’s Cali Gregory, left, Myia Etzler defend a spike by Lincolnview’s Kendall Klausing during Thurday night’s match at Lincolnview. Don Speck | The Lima News
Lincolnview’s Elaina O’Neill dives for the ball during Thursday night’s home match against Crestview.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Lincolnvw-VB-vs-Crstview-DS9-1.jpgLincolnview’s Elaina O’Neill dives for the ball during Thursday night’s home match against Crestview. Don Speck | The Lima News
Lincolnview’s Sami Sellers, left, and Crestview’s Laci McCoy battle at the net during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Lincolnvw-VB-vs-Crstview-DS1-1.jpgLincolnview’s Sami Sellers, left, and Crestview’s Laci McCoy battle at the net during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview. Don Speck | The Lima News
Crestview’s Cali Gregory sets the ball during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Lincolnvw-VB-vs-Crstview-DS2-1.jpgCrestview’s Cali Gregory sets the ball during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview. Don Speck | The Lima News
Lincolnview’s Kendall Klausing, left, and Bailey Gregory (15) defend a shot by Crestview’s Myia Etzler during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Lincolnvw-VB-vs-Crstview-DS3-1.jpgLincolnview’s Kendall Klausing, left, and Bailey Gregory (15) defend a shot by Crestview’s Myia Etzler during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview. Don Speck | The Lima News
Lincolnview’s Madison Williams (7) and Crestview’s Bailey Gregory battle at the net during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/10/web1_Lincolnvw-VB-vs-Crstview-DS8-1.jpgLincolnview’s Madison Williams (7) and Crestview’s Bailey Gregory battle at the net during Thursday night’s match at Lincolnview. Don Speck | The Lima News
Lancers repeat as conference champs

By Mark Altstaetter

sports@limanews.com

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