Sports weekend wrap-up

Sports weekend wrap-up

Photo by Jaclyn De Vries

Lee University kicked off its first official weekend of 2015 fall sports with games starting on Friday, Sept. 4.

The Lady Flames soccer team began the weekend on the road in Columbus, Georgia against Rollins College, ranked second in the NCAA Division II.

Rollins College won the match with a final score of 2-0.

Also in Columbus, Georgia, the Lady Flames matched up against Columbus State University on Sunday, Sept. 6.

The Lady Flames tied the match 1-1 with a goal by sophomore Summer Lanter in the 63rd minute. However, Columbus State responded with four unanswered goals, which led to the 5-2 victory.

The men's Flames soccer team began their weekend against Emmanuel College at home on Friday, Sept. 4.

The Flames shut out Emmanuel College and ended the match with a win 1-0.

Junior Quade Marinell scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the 11th minute off of an assist from junior David Perez. Senior goalkeeper Tom Halsall piled up four saves in his first shut out of the season.

The Flames stayed at home on Saturday, Sept. 5, for a game against Trevecca Nazarene University.

Perez scored early for the Flames with his first of two goals before the fifth minute hit. Senior Jonathan Finley added to the scoring effort with some nice passing including two assists.

Nazarene was held scoreless with the help of eight saves by Halsall, giving him two shutouts in the first two games of the season.

The Flames went on to win  Saturday's game 4-0. 

The Flames men's and women's cross-country teams took first place in the 35th annual Sewanee Invitational in Sewanee, Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Flames sophomore Seth Eagleson led the way for the men's team with a tournament best time of 26:09.18.

Senior Jessica Childers was the first Lady Flame to cross the finish line, fourth in the tournament, with a time of 23:28.22.

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