Lana Carey of Lincolnview goes for a dig in Tuesday's matchup. (DHI Media/Chris Howell)
Lana Carey of Lincolnview goes for a dig in Tuesday's matchup. (DHI Media/Chris Howell)
VAN WERT - Lincolnview visited Van Wert on Tuesday night and had their way on the volleyball court with the Lady Cougars.

The Lancers came out of the gate firing on all cylinders in the first game and set the tone. After leading the entire game by double digits, Lincolnview finished the game off with a few big hits and sealed the game by a score of 25-11.

“This team has hitters across board,” said Van Wert Head Coach Jeff Marbaugh of Lincolnview. ” They handled the ball better than we handled it tonight.”

The Lady Cougars bounced back in the second game to make it a back and fourth affair, but ultimately weren’t able to take the game. Lincolnview battled out a 25-20 victory, and had the Cougars exactly where they wanted them after two games.

“The first set was definitely important to us,” said Lincolnview Head Coach JaNan Evans. We wanted to come out swinging away, and I think we did that. We had a lot of errors during the second set, but we were still able to come back fromt that.”

The third set was the closest of the night after Van Wert got off to a hot start, and was able to gain a 6-1 advantage.

Lincolview didn’t show any fear towards the early defecit, however, and strung together enough points to squeak out the final set 25-21.

After the game, Coach Evans had nothing but praise for the way her team consistenly performed throughout the night.

” We were really dishing the ball out to our hitters,” she said. “It was our first match of the year, and we wanted to come out strong. This is a very big win for us against a good team.”

The Cougars, who were playing on the second night of a back to back, recognized they had a tall task in front of them coming into tonight’s game.

Coach Marbaugh of Van Wert gave credit where the credit was due, and accepted that his team has some things to work on before their next game.

“We had too many balls that weren’t where we needed to get them to,” he said. “When you don’t do that, it’s hard to have any options.”

Lincolnview will travel to Antwerp this weekend for their next game, while Van Wert will stay home and host St. Johns on Saturday.