The Lee University campus was busy this weekend as they featured five home sports events on Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11.
Lee's sports weekend began on a positive note when the Lady Flames soccer defeated the formerly sole leader of the Gulf South Conference [GSC] West Alabama 3-1 on Friday. With the win, the Lady Flames share first place in the GSC with West Alabama. Both of their records in the GSC moved to 4-1 after Friday's match.
Sophomore Nicole Blanchard got the scoring going for the Lady Flames by lifting the ball over the keeper from 25 yards out for an unassisted goal. The goal was Blanchard's first on the season.
The Lady Flames won 3-1 on Sunday against the University of Alabama in Huntsville, increasing their win streak to six games. Blanchard scored her second season goal in the ninth minute giving the Lady Flames their first lead of the game.
The Flames men's soccer team kicked off their weekend Friday night with a 1-1 tie against in conference West Alabama. Senior Jon Finley scored the only goal for the Flames in the second half off of an assist from David Perez.
Finding their offense on Sunday, the Flames beat the University of Alabama in Huntsville 5-1. The Flames scored their first goal 41 minutes in when Perez scored his team leading 10th goal of the season. Perez also scored the last goal of the match giving him another multi-goal game on the season.
Lee's cross country teams were the only road dogs for the weekend as both the Lady Flames and men's Flames travelled to North Carolina and competed in the Royals Cross Country Challenge. Both teams placed fifth overall in the contest.
Senior Jessica Childers finished with a team best time of 18:41.2 for the Lady Flames. Sophomore Seth Eagleson set a new record time in the 8k for the Flames with a time of 24:30.0, more than 27 seconds faster than the previous record.
The Lady Flames volleyball team was at home on Saturday as they defeated Mississippi College three sets to one. Freshman Silvia Satori led the way for the Lady Flames, piling up 16 kills and six blocks in the win.