Lady Flames Invitational wrap-up

Lady Flames Invitational wrap-up

Senior Latrice Johnson spikes a shot against Kentucky Wesleyan CollegePhoto by Neethu Athimattathil

The Lee University volleyball team hosted the Lee Invitational this weekend. They hosted Kentucky Wesleyan College, Campbellsville University, Southern Wesleyan University and Bryan College. They finished this weekend's invitational tournament with a 2-2 record.

In their first match, the Lady Flames squared off against Kentucky Wesleyan College. They lost the first set 25-22, the second set the score was 25-20 and the third match was 25-20, which resulted in a loss 0-3. Senior Latrice Johnson had five kills to the record and junior Haley Foote added 13 assists.

In the second match of the invitational, the Lady Flames faced Campbellsville University. In the first set, they opened with a 25-23 win. They also won the next two sets 25-16, 25-20 to win their first match of the weekend. Senior Lauren Williams had a team high10 kills and sophomore Erin Hill had 19 assists.

The third match the Lady flames played Southern Wesleyan University. They won the first two sets, lost the third set and then sealed the victory with a fourth set win. Williams had 15 kills to lead the team for the second match in a row, while freshman Sadie Johnson had 27 assists.

However, the Lady Flames couldn't finish the invitational off with a win against Bryan College. After winning the first set, Lee couldn't capitalize, and they lost the next three sets to lose the match 3-1. Williams once again had the team high 13 kills and Johnson also added 24 assists.

After going 2-2 this weekend, the coaches felt confident in their girls.

'I feel like the girls played well overall, this being the first tournament we have hosted,' Assistant Coach Jesse Elliot said. 'Catherine Conley really played at another level this tournament in all aspects, as well as Lauren Williams and Sadie Johnson.'

The players felt like they could have done better if they would have finished the matches.

'We played up and down, there were games where we really picked it up, and others where we started strong but didn't finish,' sophomore Catherine Conley said.

Moving forward, Williams feels that they are capable of beating some good teams.

'If we keep the chemistry that we have and play like we did in the first two games, we can beat some really good teams,' Williams said.

The Lady Flames travel for their next three games against the University of Alabama Huntsville, Christian Brothers University and Union University this week.

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