It was a playoff weekend for the Lady Flames soccer team and both of Lee's cross country teams.
The Lady Flames soccer team grabbed a win Friday, in the first round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament [GSC], against West Florida in a thriller overtime match on the road at Florence, Alabama.
After regulation and the end of two overtime periods, the score was tied at 3 all, and the fate of the game was decided by penalty kicks. Sophomore Suzanne Arant hit the game winning fourth penalty kick as the Lady Flames defeated West Florida 4-2 on penalty kicks.
Sophomore McKenzie Bricker piled up three assists in the match. Setting up her teammates for scores has been an area of expertise for Bricker, with a team-leading total of 13 assists on the season.
Sunday the Lady Flames kept the dramatic finishes going as they lost to the University of North Alabama, the game was once again decided on penalty kicks. The game was for the title of the Gulf South Conference Tournament Champion.
The game was tied 0-0 before penalty kicks began, and then the Lady Flames went down after losing 4-3 on the kicks.
Goalkeeper Haley Gribler recorded four saves in the match as she led the Lady Flames defense to a scoreless match through regulation and two overtimes.
Both of Lee's cross country teams ran in the NCAA South Region Championship on Saturday, the men's team finished second and the women's team finished fourth.
For the men's Flames, sophomores Seth Eagleson and Harold Smith were the first Flames to finish and the fourth and sixth overall to finish the 10K run. Eagleson was first with a time of 32:24.72, followed closely by Smith, who finished in 33:05.40.
Senior Jessica Childers and sophomore Audrey Smith were the first to finish the women's 6K race for the Lady Flames. Childers finished ninth overall with a time of 22:51.85. Smith was next for the Lady Flames and 11th overall finishing at 22:57.71.\
The Flames men's cross country team qualified to compete in the NCAA National Championship on Nov. 21. The Lady Flames' fourth place finish was just shy of earning a spot at nationals, as only the top three places are accepted.
The Lady Flames volleyball team won Friday 3-1 at home against the University of West Georgia.
Freshman Silvia Satori led the attack for the Lady Flames as she piled up a match high 23 kills.
At home again on Saturday, the Lady Flames volleyball team took a 2-3 loss against the University of West Alabama.
Satori led the match in kills again with 25 for the match.