Weekend Update 10/24
The men’s and women’s soccer teams geared up for tough games Friday, Oct. 21 against MIssissippi College. The men played first, coming out on top with a 1-0 win. Mississippi College was on an eight game winning streak that the Flames broke with a second half goal by freshman Samaan Williams. While the Flames were on defense for the bulk of the game, the freshman goalie, Daniel Hrenko, was able to keep a clean sheet with three saves. This allowed the Flames to take the ball down field for two shots in the second half.
A double overtime game on Sunday Oct. 23, Senior Day, had the men settling for a 1-1 tie against Delta State University. The Flames outshot DSU 28-13 but were only able to make one goal. Senior and captain David Perez scored the equalizing goal, his ninth of the season. The battle between the teams left four yellow cards and one red on the field, along with 21 fouls against DSU and 11 against the the Flames.
The fans of the women’s soccer team got iced out Friday when temperatures dropped in the first half. Fans who left at halftime missed the Flames heating up for a 3-1 win, leaving Mississippi College nothing but a cold bus ride home. Sophomore Mia Hollingsworth sent an equalizing goal in from 35 yards out ten minutes into the second half. 12 minutes later, senior Kinsey Cichowitz sent a header past the MC goalie for the Flames’ advantage goal. Sophomore Lauren Peters pushed a saved ball over the line for a rebound goal from senior McKenzie Bricker.
Bricker and Peters lined up again on Sunday and scored goals leading to a 2-0 win against Delta State University. The game played on Senior Day left the ladies with 12 wins in the season.
The Cross Country teams traveled to Alabama on Saturday, Oct. 22 for the Gulf South Conference (GSC) Championships. Junior Audrey Smith outran everyone present, including the defending champion, Cecilia David of West Alabama. Smith clocked in at 18:11:86. David came in almost 30 seconds behind Smith at 18:45:33. Smith’s first place earned her an individual medalist honor. The Flames came in second as a team.
Lee’s men’s Cross Country team ranked at number one in their own race on Saturday, making them the GSC champions for a second year in a row. Junior Harold Smith finished second overall. Senior Seth Eagleson came in fourth, and freshman Christian Noble came in fifth, out of 84 runners. The three men were named All-GSC First Team for finishing in the top ten. Noble was named GSC Freshman of the Year for having the fastest time among freshman.
The women’s volleyball team traveled to Alabama to face off against the University of North Alabama, on Oct. 21. Junior Brooke Wilsman led the team in kills, totaling 9. The game finished with a 1-3 loss for the Flames.
The volleyball team bounced back on Oct. 22 for a 3-0 win against University of Alabama Huntsville. Three straight wins in a row ended the match early. Junior Silvia Satori, totaled 13 kills. Senior Catherine Conley followed with nine.