Sports weekend wrap-up
With Lee University's fall athletics in full swing, the Flames had another exciting weekend of sports. This weekend began with the Flames men's soccer team playing at home and the ladies volleyball team playing away Friday, September 19. The weekend ended with the ladies soccer team at home Sunday, September 21.
The weekend proved to be less fruitful for the Flames men's soccer team, as they lost in the first overtime 1-0 to Tennessee Wesleyan College. The Flames goalkeeper, Tom Halsall, recorded four saves during the match keeping the game tied at zero. After being held scoreless throughout regulation time, the Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldog's scored the game winning goal on a penalty kick in the first overtime. The Flames could not find any offense Friday coming up scoreless for the second consecutive game.
After their loss on Friday, the record for the Flames men's soccer team moves to 3-2-1. The team will have a few days to regroup before the next game on Thursday, September 25. The match is at home, and the men look to bounce back after two straight losses, and keep a winning record in the game against Campbellsville University.
It was a busy weekend for the Flames women's volleyball team, playing on the road both Friday and Saturday. Friday's match was in Clinton, Mississippi against Mississippi College. The Flames came away with a 3-1 victory. The Flames set the tone early winning the first two sets of the match. The winning effort was led by sophomore Erin Hill, who recorded a double-double that included fifteen kills and nineteen assists.
After the win in Mississippi on Friday, the team's road trip continued to Alabama on Saturday. Saturday's results against the University of West Alabama were not so positive for the Lady Flames volleyball team. The Flames came out strong winning the first set, but dropped the next three sets losing the match with a final score of 3-1. Flames sophomore Erin Hill recorded another double-double in the loss with ten kills and thirteen assists, making this her third consecutive double-double. Hill leads the team in kills on the season with 59 through the first six games.
With both the win and the loss of this weekend in the books, the Lady Flames volleyball team season record sits at 2-4. The next match is at home against the University of West Georgia on Tuesday, September 23. The Flames will try to gain some momentum from this match for the Lee Invitational beginning on Friday, September 26.
The women's soccer team wrapped up the weekend at home Sunday night. After an hour and a half delay, the Lady Flames beat North Alabama 2-0. The first goal came in the first half by freshman forward Katie Cloud and Kaela Leskovar sealed the deal in the second half with her team leading fourth goal of the season.
The Lady Flames improved to 2-3-1 and look to win back-to-back games at home against the University of West Georgia on Friday.