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.

PHOTOS: Boys' Tennis At Spring Fling

McCallie's Phillips, Baylor's Parker Win State Track Titles

MURFREESBORO -- McCallie had one individual state track champ on Friday here at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium and one relay win as the Blue Tornado finished in fourth place with 63.5 points. Trel Phillips had a best effort of 49 feet, 10.5 inches to take first place in the shot put while teammate Jay Roberts claimed fourth with a best of 47-10.75. The 400-meter ... (click for more)

City Applying For Federal Grant To Extend River Trail To Moccasin Bend In $2.23 Million Project

The city is applying for a $1.6 million federal grant that would be a key part of the funding needed to extend a trail by the Tennessee River from Renaissance Park to Moccasin Bend. The city is seeking an Eastern Federal Highway Division grant to go along with $234,260 of city funds. The state portion would be $259,692.  Grants from the Lyndhurst and Benwood Foundations ... (click for more)

Flora Tydings Selected As Chattanooga State’s Next President

Flora Tydings is expected to be named the next president to lead Chattanooga State Community College pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents at a special called meeting next Wednesday. The board will meet at 9:30 a.m. CDT at the TBR System Office in Nashville. Included on the agenda is TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Dr. Tydings to replace Interim President ... (click for more)

Don't Make A Mockery Of Memorial Day - And Response

We're told Memorial Day is the day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in order that we, as Americans and others around the world, might live free, unshackled (invisible or otherwise) and without oppression. But how is that so when so many in America continue to be denied those freedoms? Others whose family and friends made the ultimate sacrifice? Their surviving families ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Great Orthopedic Success

Mark Freeman, the chief of orthopedic surgery at Erlanger Hospital, shared a dazzling look at our area’s Level One Trauma Center Friday morning. Yet, as he described the dramatic changes that have occurred in just the past 12 months, the promise of what will happen within the next year was even more appealing. Believe this, our flagship hospital is getting well in a hurry. “If ... (click for more)