Lady Flames Fall To 2-1 To Azusa State In Soccer Season Opener

Friday, September 6, 2013
AZUSA, Calif. – Host Azusa Pacific scored two goals in 90 seconds midway of the first half and then held the Lee women's soccer team scoreless in the second 45 minutes and claimed a hard fought 2-1 victory on Thursday evening.

It was the season opener for both clubs. The Cougars and Lady Flames met for the 10thtime.
Both were NAIA powers before each university decided to make the move to NCAA Division II. In fact, Lee knocked Azusa out of the NAIA national tournament in 2010 and 2011, but the Cougars still hold a 6-4 edge in the series.

The Lady Flames grabbed an early lead when Chloe Rader scored on a penalty kick at the14:22 mark. Azusa tied the match at one when Mayra Almazan scored with the clock reading 27:59, and then the Cougars stunned Lee with a another goal at the 28:50 mark when Katelyn Rogers slammed home a header off an assist from Almazan.

Lee had several scoring opportunities and tallied 16 shots, placing nine on goal. The defensive-minded Cougars took 12 shots and had six on target.

Azusa keeper Sarah Klinkenburg was credited with eight saves and five came in the first 45 minutes. Lee freshman goalie Haley Gribler turned in four saves in her first career start as a Lady Flame.

Lee will continue the Southern California adventure on Saturday, moving up to Westmont College for a 4 p.m. (EDT) start. The Lady Flames will open their home season one week from Friday, hosting Emory University in the annual Kickin' It For Kids With Cancer match.

Harrison Sparks Lookouts To 3-2 Win Over Smokies

For the second straight night Travis Harrison delivered in the clutch for the Chattanooga Lookouts. Tonight the third baseman drove in all three runs in the team's 3-2 win over the Tennessee Smokies before a crowd of 4,765 at AT&T Field. Harrison kicked off his night in the third inning with an RBI single to bring home Zack Granite who reached on a walk. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: CFC Suffers 2-1 Steinbrecher Cup Overtime Loss

Large Hole Develops In Lane Of I-24 Eastbound Over Chestnut Street; Emergency Repair Undertaken

 A large hole developed in the I-24 eastbound bridge over Chestnut Street in Chattanooga on Sunday evening. Jennifer Flynn of TDOT said, "The hole is such that we are having to close a lane to protect traffic.  This will cause a significant backup in traffic, especially given the holiday.  "This is the same bridge, but different location that we recently did ... (click for more)

12 Lost Hikers Rescued At Rainbow Lake, Edwards Point

Eleven adults and a child were briefly lost at Rainbow Lake and Edwards Point trails on Signal Mountain on Sunday. A 911 call was made at 9:45 p.m. from one of the hikers reporting the group lost sunlight hiking out of the trails at Edwards Point. Th Signal Mountain Fire Department and the Walden's Ridge Emergency Services have responded to the scene to ... (click for more)

Parking Discrimination Downtown

Many taxpayers who reside in Chattanooga (but outside Chattanooga's core) feel left behind when it comes to neighborhood paving, sidewalks, policing, streetscaping, street sweeping, public transportation, and other services. Some think most tax dollars are spent on downtown and not in their neighborhoods. It's not as if they can't vicariously experience the largesse of downtown. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Nameless Ghost

One hundred years ago the United States was at war. The most intense fighting during World War I was on what was called The Western Front. The Germans wanted to invade France from the north and in order to do it, they had to push through Flanders province in Belgium. It has been described as a hell unequalled in raw hand-to-hand combat, In just four months on Flanders fields, ... (click for more)