Weekend wrap-up

Weekend wrap-up

Photo by Sam Anderson

The Flames were on the move this weekend as Lee athletics had only road games Friday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 18.

Both the men's and women's soccer teams spent the weekend in Mississippi.

The Lady Flames started their weekend on Friday with a 5-0 blowout win against Delta State University. Senior Laura Thacker scored the first two goals of the match with headers that were assisted by sophomore McKenzie Bricker. Bricker, and ended the day with a goal and two assists on her stat-sheet.

Sunday ended the Lady Flames win streak that had piled up to seven straight, after going down 2-1 against Mississippi College. The Lady Flames took an early 1-0 lead as freshman Lauren Peters scored in the 8th minute, but despite having 11 goals compared to Mississippi College's four, the Lady Flames were held scoreless for the rest of the match.

Friday the Flames men's soccer team came away with a 5-3 win against Delta State University. Apart from the victory, the take away of the game was the hat trick by junior Flame David Perez.  

Perez entered the game having already been awarded the Gulf South Conference [GSC] offensive player of the week four times this season. The three goal scoring outburst by Perez brings his season total to a team leading 14 goals.

With a 2-1 win on Sunday against Mississippi College, the Flames improved their GSC record to 5-0-1.  

Perez continued his hot scoring tear by scoring the first goal of the match on Sunday, off of an assist from senior Jon Finlay. Less than three minutes after the first goal, Flames captain Gabe Franco scored his second goal of the season on a penalty kick.

The Lady Flames volleyball team spent Friday and Saturday in Carrollton, Georgia competing in the Crossover Tournament.

It was a back and forth 3-2 loss against Eckerd College for the Lady Flames on the first of two matches Friday. After splitting the first four sets, Eckerd College won set number five 15-7 to take the match.

Sophomore Brooke Wilsman led the losing effort for the Lady Flames with a team leading 17 kills.

Friday's second match for the Lady Flames proved to be less competitive as they lost three straight sets and fell 0-3 against Barry University. Wilsman continued her strong play by leading the team in kills, again, piling up 11 total.

Sunday's match for the Lady Flames ended with a 0-3 loss against the No. 14 Florida Southern College. The loss concluded the Crossover Tournament as well as the weekend for the Lady Flames.

Wilsman led the team in kills for the third straight match with eight.

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