Sports weekend wrap-up
Homecoming was a busy weekend for the Flames of Lee University both at home and on the road. The weekend kicked off by a very successful Volley for a Cure Friday, Nov. 7.
Both senior night and pink night was on Friday, and the volleyball team put on a show for the big crowd. They won the first two sets and after losing the third set, they captured the win in the fourth set winning 3-1. Senior Lauren Williams had 11 kills, seven blocks and one ace while senior Latrice Johnson had 9 kills, 3 blocks and a team leading 19 digs.
The Lady Flames closed out their season on Saturday with a 3-0 sweep of Union University. The seniors (Williams, Johnson and Patty Orozco) played their final game at home and helped the Lady Flames finish with an overall record of 13-17 and a conference record of 10-10. Williams led the team with eight kills while Orozco had six. Johnson had seven digs in her final game as a Lady Flame.
The women's basketball team opened up their season at home in an exhibition Saturday against Bryan College. The Lady Flames won 78-52 behind a team leading 19 points from Emileigh Swafford. The Lady Flames will have to wait till Nov. 7 to open up regular season play at home versus Truett-Mcconnell College.
The men's basketball team followed the Lady Flames in opening up with an exhibition game at home against Martin Methodist College. The Flames lost 79-71 in overtime despite Corey Billingsley putting up a team high 20 points. The Flames go to Georgia on Nov. 14 to open regular season play against Morehouse College.
The men's and women's cross country teams ran in the Gulf South Conference Championship this weekend despite being ineligible to be officially ranked. The men's cross country team unofficially won first place in the race after Harold Smith finished second individually with a time of 25:52 in the 8K. The women's cross-country team finished fifth unofficially behind Jessica Childers, who finished fifth with a time of 19:09 in the 5K.
The men's soccer team was on the road this weekend against Emmanuel College. The Flames needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive and they got what they needed. After a penalty kick was given late in the first half, junior Garrison Adams scored the penalty kick and the Flames won 1-0. The Flames will now travel to Mississippi on Nov. 21 to play in the NCCAA Regional Tournament for a chance to go to the NCCAA National Tournament.
The women's soccer team had the weekend off after playing an exhibition game Monday night. The Lady Flames will play Campbellsville University on Nov. 19 in the NCCAA Regional Tournament. The Lady Flames will host the regional tournament and with a win, they will return to Kissimmee, Florida for the NCCAA National Tournament.