Lee Volleyball Wins Over Valdosta State 3-0

Saturday, November 2, 2013

On a night when the Walker Arena stands were packed in pink for the annual "Volley for the Cure" match the Lee volleyball team did not disappoint topping Gulf South Conference foe Valdosta State, 3-0 on Friday evening.

The two teams were meeting for the second time this season as the Lady Flames (12-6, 8-4 ) avenged a straight set defeat at Valdosta (16-10, 8-5) earlier in the year.

With the support of the capacity crowd the Lady Flames started fast taking the first set 25-16. Latrice Johnson got things going with five first set slams. She finished with 17 kills and 11 digs to complete the double-double performance.

The second set was more of the same as Lee scored a 25-17 victory. The home team capped the sweep with a dominating 25-13 third set showing.

The night was also dedicated to the five graduating seniors on the Lee squad. Senior Paula Martins added 13 slams and fellow veteran Camil Martinez set things in motion with 35 assists. Libby Peigen made her senior night count with 17 digs. Lee also honored seniors Rachael Cunningham and Becky Bourne.

Junior Lauren Williams added seven kills and registered an impressive .500 attack percentage. The Minnesota native also chipped in four blocks.

Jenna Kirkwood paced the Blazers' attack with 11 slams and 10 digs. Jessica Codato set the offensive up with 20 assists.

In what is always a highlight of the annual event, the Lady Flames took time during the second and third sets to honor all of the cancer survivors in attendance.

Coach Andrea Hudson's club will continue with GSC play on Tuesday when they welcome West Georgia to the sport court at Walker Arena for a 7 p.m. clash. West Tennessee clubs Union and Christian Brothers will visit next Friday and Saturday.

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