Lady Flames Advance To Finals After Brenau University Shutout

Friday, November 9, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Timely offense and a shutout performance by the defense has moved the Lee women's soccer team back into the final round of the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament final again.

The Lady Flames scored on a penalty kick by senior Amy Cochran in the first half and went into the break with a 1-0 advantage. "We played as well in the first half as we have all season," said coach Matt Yelton. "We were not quite as sharp in the second half." Lee knocked in a pair of goals in the final 45 minutes and advanced with the impressive 3-0 decision over Brenau University.


Leah Fortune drove into the box and was fouled to set up the first-half PK by Cochran. "We had some quality opportunities to score several more times in the first half, but just didn't finish," allowed the SSAC Coach of the Year.

The Lady Flames claimed a 2-0 advantage early in the second 45 minutes when Ode Fulutudilu produced another one of her many great runs this season to score. After missing another penalty kick, Charlotte Canlett produced what Yelton described as the "goal of the year" by one of his players. "It came from about 20 yards outs and was a thing of beauty."

The Lady Flames turned in another solid defensive effort. "Kim (Conrad) did an excellent job on the SSAC Offensive Player of the Year (Esther Anyanwu)," said Yelton. "She got plenty of help from her senior temamates (Clair Lanter and Caroline Scales) plus Leah Wilson had some good saves in goal. This is one time I can say that not a single player had a bad day."

Lee will face Faulkner University in the final on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Eagles earned a spot in the national tournament by winning over Mobile in a shootout. After regular play and overtimes ended at 0-0, Faulkner outscored the Rams 3-0 in the shootout.

Randy Smith: We Need A 6-Team Playoff

Let me see if I have this right. The College Football Playoff is set with four teams for 2016. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Washington. The Big 12 champ Oklahoma is out and so is the Big Ten champion Penn State. Two of the Power Five conferences will be shut out right? Wait a minute......Ohio State is seeded third in this year's playoff, yet the Buckeyes not only failed to ... (click for more)

UTC's Davis To Play In Reese's Senior Bowl

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Keionta Davis has accepted an invite to participate in the the 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl, announced today.  Davis is the 2016 Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and led the league with 10.5 sacks as a defensive end. The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game, featuring the country's best senior collegiate ... (click for more)

Lawsuit Says Girl Received Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Woodmore Bus Wreck

A new lawsuit in the tragic Woodmore Elementary School bus wreck said one girl on the bus suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Attorneys Joseph Fried and Michael Goldberg of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Circuit Court on behalf of the minor daughter of Shanquatta Byrd. The bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was transporting 37 students from ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Abolish Bail For Poor

Our terribly overcrowded Hamilton County Jail may get some help from an unsuspected corner – the Obama administration is tackling the fact that right now over 450,000 people are in our country’s jails because they are too poor to pay for bail. It is a violation of the Constitution to “punish people for their poverty.” As the Eighth Amendment provides, “… excessive bail ought not ... (click for more)