Lee Falls To Lady Hawks In Five

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Over the years, the Lee and Shorter volleyball teams have staged some outstanding battles and Thursday night's meeting was no exception. The non-conference contest took five sets before the Lady Hawks claimed the 3-2 victory.

Supported by a loud home-court crowd, Shorter came fighting from behind in the first set and captured a 25-22 win. "I thought the first set really determined the match," said Lee assistant coach Kevin Hudson. "We had a commanding lead and let it get away. Shorter is a tough place to play because of their crowd support.
"

The Lady Flames fought back and took the second set 25-18. Shorter rallied back and claimed the third set 25-20 and then it was Lee's turn to even the match at 2-2 with a fourth-set 25-21. The final set rocked back and forth before the Lady Hawks were able to send their fans home with a 16-14 short-set win.

The loss ended Lee's 10-game winning streak. The Lady Flames dropped to 19-7 on the year and will return to action next Tuesday and host Faulkner University. The Lady Hawks improved to 15-5.

Marija Zelenovic had 19 kills to pace the Lady Flames at the net. She also had three blocks. Paula Martins followed closely with 15 kills (.500 attack percentage). Martins added seven digs and four blocks. Nicole Sumida chipped in with 12 kills, eight digs and a pair of blocks. Camil Martinez posted a double-double with 54 assists and 10 digs.

Irene Ojukwu went to the back line and finished with 21 digs, seven kills and three blocks. Lauren Williams garnered five kills and three blocks. Libby Peigen came up with 13 digs and Rachel Cunningham claimed 10 digs.

Shorter was paced by Jasmine Cook, who registered 19 kills and seven digs. Anna Graham came up with 18 kills, while Leslie Welch knocked down 13 kills and also five blocks. Jordan Corder set up her teammates with 54 assists.

D-II Prep Tennis: Baylor Stops McCallie, 6-1

Defending D-II AA state champion Baylor defeated host McCallie, 6-1, Tuesday to win the D-II Middle/Est Region. The victorious Red Raiders won the doubles point (2-1) and then claimed five of six singles, including three, 3-setters for the title. “We have had some injuries this season, but we have worked on our conditioning and it showed today in the long 3-set matches,” ... (click for more)

Smokies Shutout Lookouts Twice In Tuesday's Double-Header, 2-0, & 1-0

Fans who enjoy tight games with excellent pitching were treated to two seven inning games of just that. Fans who like to see lots of hits, home runs, and many runs scored were disappointed Tuesday at AT&T Field. The Tennessee Smokies took both games of the twin bill winning 2-0 and 1-0. Game One: Andrew Ely hit a two-run single in the seventh inning, leading the Tennessee ... (click for more)

2 People Shot In Chattanooga Overnight; Dequan Duke In Serious Condition; Frank Russell Has Minor Injury

Two people were shot overnight in Chattanooga.   Dequan Jamal Duke, 24, was in serious condition.   Frank Russell, 22, had a minor injury in a separate incident.   Chattanooga Police responded at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday to a person shot at 2300 Wilson St.   The victim, Dequan Duke, arrived at a local hospital via a personally owned vehicle ... (click for more)

City Vows Lincoln Park To Be Preserved Despite Major Road, Sewer Projects

City officials vowed on Tuesday that Lincoln Park will be preserved despite a major road extension and sewer relocation planned nearby. Maura Sullivan, the city's chief operating officer, said the Trust for Public Land will hold public meetings geared around ideas for refurbishing the African-American park that once featured ball fields, a swimming pool and other attractions. ... (click for more)

Don't Clog Up The Last Remaining Semi-Unobstructed Route Into Town From North Of The River - And Response

The proposal to turn Hixson Pike in Riverview into a more pedestrian friendly street is more than absurd.   Let's be honest. This is the last semi-unobstructed route into town from north of the river, due to I-27 construction and the bike lane/parking lot that is North Market Street.  So, now the businesses in Riverview would like parking on this main artery? ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A One-Sided Opportunity

State education commissioner Candace McQueen has apparently fallen and hit her head. She most certainly needs to be examined after she came to Chattanooga on Monday and told the Times-Free Press about an exciting “partnership.” Are you kidding me? Despite the newspaper’s editors actually touting the venture as “promising,” the lady is clearly dancing by herself. With her Achievement ... (click for more)