Lee Volleyball Falls To West Florida 3-0

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lee’s volleyball team battled Gulf South leader West Florida down to the wire in all three sets but dropped a 3-0 (25-23, 27-25, 25-23) decision to the Argonauts on a Pack it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Saturday in Pensacola.

The loss gave the Lady Flames a split of the two-match road trip. On Friday Lee defeated West Alabama 3-1 before traveling on down to Florida. The win pushes No. 21 West Florida’s record to 17-6, 9-1.

Lee drops to 11-6, 7-4. The Argonauts avenged a Sept. 21 defeat to the Lady Flames, their only GSC loss.

West Florida jumped out to an eight-point lead in the first set, but the Lady Flames fought back before falling by two points. Lee went up by eight points in the second set but it was the Argos who came back this time to win 27-25. The final set saw the Lady Flames take a 23-22 lead, but West Florida rallied to score the final three points and seal the victory.

In defeat, Camil Martinez tallied a double-double, 34 assists and 11 digs. Paula Martins led the match in kills with 12. She also had four blocks and nine digs. Latrice Johnson totaled 10 kills and added seven digs. Freshman Catherine Conley pitched in with eight kills and Libby Peigen picked up 16 digs.

The play at the net for West Florida was balanced, no player had double-figure kills, but Maddy Lenzini paced the attack with nine and four of her teammates joined in with seven. Sierra Hansen posted a double-double, 23 assists and 10 digs. Tori Martella came up with 18 digs and Lindsay Homme was the match block leader with six.

The Lady Flames will return to Walker Arena on Friday and host the annual Volley for the Care match, slated for a 7 p.m. start.

Lady Flames 3, West Alabama 1

LIVINGSTON, Ala. - Led by 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.

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.

Martinez set the offense in motion all match long with 40 assists. Peigen added a match-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 West Alabama to 9-12 overall and 2-8 in conference play.

Signal Mountain DYB in State Finals

Winners of five straight games in the consolation bracket, the Signal Mountain American (10 year olds) is two wins from a trip to the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series. Today, Signal Mountain (5-1) has to defeat host Springfield (5-0) twice to win the state championship. Monday, SM defeated Lewis County, 6-5, as Braeden Wolfard's double drove in Cooper ... (click for more)

UTC Men's Track Team Posts Nations Top GPA, Women Ranked 10th

NEW ORLEANS, La. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s track and field team posted the nation’s top GPA while the women ranked 10th overall according to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Sophomore Teghan Henderson (Pickering, Ontario) was named to the All-Academic Team.   The men, led by seniors Lucas Cotter ... (click for more)

DA Looking Into Issue Of County Commission Candidate's Campaign Sending Filled-Out Request For Absentee Ballot To Elderly Voters

The District Attorney's Office has been provided with documents that a County Commission candidate's campaign sent filled-out requests for absentee ballots to elderly voters. Kerry Steelman, election administrator, said there have been four instances in which such requests came from the Elect John Brooks campaign. He said state law says in Section 2-6-202:  (3) A person ... (click for more)

Graham Says County School-City Lawsuit Settlement "Stinks," But County Commission Approves It

The County Commission on Wednesday approved a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Hamilton County Schools against the city of Chattanooga, though several commissioners said they were not happy with the deal and Commissioner Joe Graham said it "stinks." Commissioner Graham was the lone no vote. He was joined by Commissioner Tim Boyd in a failed effort to defer it a week. ... (click for more)

The Truth- From Weston’s Sister

I try not to read the negative articles and opinions about my older brother. Growing up around politics, I learned a long time ago that thick skin is not only necessary, it’s paramount. But this time, the lies and the rumors and the inaccurate information has gone too far. It’s too ridiculous for me to ignore. So let’s clear a few things up: Weston and I do not “come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock’s True Passion

I don’t pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people. So chew this for a minute: approximately 2,000 of those people are not teachers. Yes, there are 78 principals ... (click for more)