Lee Volleyball Falls To Cambellsville In Five Sets

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

For two-and-one-half sets, the Lee volleyball team appeared to be on its way to a three-set victory, but visiting Campbellsville University had other ideas in Tuesday's non-conference match in Walker Arena.

The Lady Flames won the first set by a convincing 25-16 margin but were pressured by the Lady Tigers before claiming set two, 26-24. Set three saw coach Andrea Hudson's club jump out to a six-point advantage before Campbellsville rallied and claimed a 23-25 decision.

The two squads see-sawed back-and-forth and exchanged a couple of timeouts before the Lady Tigers forced a fifth set by winning 23-25.

It was the same old story in the fifth set. Lee darted out in front only to see Campbellsville call a timeout and come battling back. Finally, on a kill by Lauren Williams, the Lady Flames were able to capture the short-set, 15-12.

Coach Hudson viewed the outcome in a couple of different ways. She noted that her new players needed the experience of playing in pressure matches but at the same time, she was not pleased with some of the mistakes her veteran players were making in the stretch runs.

Power at the net proved to be the difference. The Lady Flames had 74 kills and were paced by senior Paula Martins' 25 slams. She also had a .360 hitting percentage. High-flying Latrice Johnson had 16 kills and Williams followed closely with 15 kills and a .480 hitting mark. She had a team-leading four blocks. Martins had another double-double with 16 digs and also contributed a service ace.

Senior setter Camil Martinez set up the Lee hitters with 57 assists. She also had a double-double by coming up with 14 digs and a couple of blocks. Deborah Magalhaes garnered 10 digs, while senior Libby Peigen contributed six assists, three service aces and nine digs.

The Lady Tigers were paced by 15 kills from Kelly Moyer and 13 slams by Rinata Alsena. Jackie Schwieger tallied 30 assists and Caitlin Dresing came away with 13 digs.

The Lady Flames improved to 10-5 with the victory. They will return to Gulf South action on Friday and Saturday, first facing West Alabama at 8 p.m. on Friday and then getting set for a rematch with 21st -ranked West Florida on Saturday at 5 p.m.


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