Sports weekend wrap-up

It was a busy weekend for Lee Athletics as they competed in ten athletic competitions from Friday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 13.

The Flames volleyball team started the weekend on Friday with two home matches, the first match being their season opener.

In the first match, the Lady Flames took a 3-0 loss, as they were swept in three straight sets against Campbellsville. Freshman Emily Bento led the Lady Flames attack in the losing effort with a team high of nine kills.

The results were much better in game two on Friday for the Lady Flames, as they swept Barton College for a 3-0 win. Freshman Silvia Satori set the tone for the offense in the win leading the team with 12 kills.

The Lady Flames remained at home for another two games on Saturday.

After a close five set battle, the Lady Flames walked away with a 3-2 victory against Emmanuel College in the first game on Saturday. Sophomore Sadie Johnson contributed to the win setting up her teammates, as she piled up a team high of 28 assists.

The Flames volleyball team won three out of four matches for their opening weekend as they went on to defeat Bryan College 3-1 in game two on Saturday. Satori led the attack for the Lady Flames with a match high 18 kills.

The Lady Flames began their weekend at home against Newberry College on Friday.

After a 90-minute rain delay and two overtimes, the match ended with a 1-1 tie.

Sophomore Summer Lanter scored the first goal of the match in the 18th minute off of an assist from freshman Mia Hollingsworth, giving the Flames a 1-0 lead. The delay came 18 minutes later, and nine minutes after the delay it was halftime.

The Lady Flames led 1-0 at the half, but were unable to find any more offense after the delay.

In the second match of the weekend, the Lady Flames grabbed their first win of the season defeating Lincoln Memorial University 3-0.

The score was tied at zero at the half, before junior Kaela Leskover broke the ice with an unassisted goal in the 50th minute. Freshman Mia Hollingsworth scored two more insurance goals before the final whistle.

The Flames men's soccer team travelled to Boca Raton, Florida for both of their weekend matches.

The Flames first match was a 6-0 loss against Palm Beach Atlanta on Friday. Senior goalkeeper Tom Halsall came up with ten saves in the loss for the Flames.

The second match scheduled for Saturday against Lynn University was cancelled due to a lightning storm.

The men's and women's Flames cross country teams competed in the Furman Cross Country Classic on Saturday.

The Lady Flames took third place in the classic led by senior Jessica Childers, who had a team best time of 22:21.09.

The Flames men's team won first place in the classic as Flame Harold Smith had the fastest time in the contest 24:58.56.

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