Lee Volleyball Upends West Alabama 3-1

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Led by Paula Martins 19 kills and eight blocks the Lee University volleyball team defeated West Alabama, 3-1 on Friday evening in Gulf South Conference (GSC) action.

The victory marks the first season sweep for the Lady Flames after they defeated the Tigers back on Sept. 20 to secure their very first GSC triumph.

After battling to take the first set, 26-24 the Lady Flames took a commanding 2-0 advantage with a 25-23 victory in the second frame. The Tigers rallied back to avoid the sweep taking set three, 25-19 before coach Andrea Hudson's club would take the fourth and final set by a 25-23 mark.


Latrice Johnson joined Martins in double figures with 12 slams of her own. The junior transfer also added 10 digs to complete the double-double performance. Freshman Blaire Beamer continued to take advantage of more playing time with seven blocks and three services aces. Injuries to Erin Hill and Patty Orozco have given Beamer more time on the court.

Camil Martinez set the offense in motion all match long with 40 assists. Libby Peigen added a game-high 19 digs to help round out the victory.

The Tigers were paced by Yanesha Johnson who finished the evening with 12 kills. Sadie Beam added 10 slams and 12 digs while Carly Wehling did a little bit of everything registering a triple-double with 10 kills, 12 digs and 24 assists.

Lee now moves to 11-5 overall and 7-3 in GSC action. The loss drops the West Alabama to 9-12 overall and 2-8 in conference play.

The Lady Flames road trip continues tomorrow afternoon in Pensacola, Fla. as they battle 21st-ranked West Florida. The Argonauts will have revenge on their minds after Lee handed them their lone conference loss on Sept. 21 in Walker Arena.


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