It was an in conference weekend for Lee Athletics with every Flames matchup from Friday, Oct. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 25, featuring Gulf South Conference [GSC] opponents.
It was a huge weekend for both of Lee's cross country teams, as they competed in the GSC Championship on Saturday.
The Flames men's cross country team took first place in the championship. Sophomore Harold Smith finished first for the Flames, second overall, with a personal best time of 24:45.61 in the 8k. The Flames had six runners place in the top 20 on the day.
The Lady Flames finished second in the championship run. The Lady Flames finished with two runners in the top 10. Sophomore Audrey Smith finished first for the Lady Flames, fifth overall, with a time of 18:38.82.
The Lady Flames soccer team won at home on Friday 3-0 against Christian Brothers University. In the 39th minute, Team Captain Kinsey Cichowitz broke the scoring ice with a goal off of an assist from freshman Mia Hollingsworth. Both of the second half goals were assisted by sophomore McKenzie Bricker, giving her eight assists on the season.
Sunday was another home win for the Lady Flames as they defeated Union University 1-0. Freshman Lauren Peter scored off of an assist from sophomore Summer Lanter. The one goal was enough as goalkeeper Haley Gribler held Union University scoreless.
Friday night was heartbreaking for the men's Flames soccer team, losing 2-1 at home against Christian Brothers University. Junior Robbie Cutchin scored the first goal of the game in the 68thminute off of a corner kick assist from junior Quade Marinell. However, Christian Brothers scored twice before the end, including a game winning goal at the buzzer.
On Sunday, the Flames bounced back by defeating Union University 3-1 at home. Marinell gave the Flames the first lead of the game when he scored the first goal of the match off of an assist from junior David Perez in the 15th minute. Flames Goalkeeper Tom Halsall recorded his season high,10 saves in the win.
The Lady Flames volleyball team had a bumpy start to the weekend as they lost in three straight sets to North Alabama on Friday. Freshman Hillary Hoffpauir contributed to the effort with a team high 29 assists for the Lady Flames.
After dropping six straight matches, the Lady Flames went on a tear Saturday as they defeated The University of Alabama in Huntsville 3-0. Freshman Silvia Satori led the way to the Lady Flames victory with a double-double that included 14 kills and 12 digs.
In game two of Saturday's double-header, the Lady Flames defeated Trevecca Nazarene University 3-1. The Lady Flames lost the first set 25-13. However, the Lady Flames came driving back by winning the next three consecutive sets. Satori had another double-double, this time piling up 20 kills and 16 digs.