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.


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