Lady Flames Drop Second Straight Soccer Match

Saturday, September 07, 2013
For the first time since 2002, coach Matt Yelton and his Lee women's soccer team have dropped two straight matches. Westmont College jumped out to a 3-0 lead and then turned back a gritty second-half comeback by the Lady Flames to secure the 3-2 victory.

"We just dug ourselves a hole and right now our upper classmen are not performing the way I think they should," said Yelton. "We just gave it away today. All three of their goals came from us passing the ball to them."

Westmont, always an NAIA power, scored its first goal in the 17th minute on Tiffany Dimaculangan's unassisted shot into the back of the net.
The margin grew to 2-0 near the end of the first half (43:11) when Kathryn Hornibrook knocked in an unassisted goal from 12 yards out.

Four minutes deep into the second half (49:03), the deficit grew to 3-0 when Christine Adams collected an assist from Hornibrook and tallied from 10 yards out. The Lady Flames caught fire in the 58th minute and cut the margin to 3-1 when Debbie Rogers tallied on a free kick that bounced into the net and with the final minute ticking away (89:05), Chloe Rader got her second goal of the season on a free kick from 30 yards out.

The Lady Flames had 10 shots and placed four on goal. Westmont attempted 12 shots and five were on target. Lee freshman keeper Haley Gribler had two saves as did Lindsey Smith, the goalkeeper for Westmont.

The Lady Flames will return to Cleveland and prepare for another big challenge on Friday evening at 6 p.m. Emory University, a NCAA Division III power, will visit the Lee Soccer Field for the annual Kickin' It for Kids with Cancer contest. Members of the Lee soccer team will be selling tee-shirts the entire week and all the proceeds will go the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

CCS Golfer Anna Pope Signs with Austin Peay

What do Chattanooga Christian senior Anna Pope and Michael “You Better Eat Your Wheaties” Jordan have in common? They were both cut from their basketball teams and took up golf. “I was cut from the sixth grade basketball team and since middle school golf is a spring sport (varsity golf is played in the fall), and follows basketball I thought I would try ... (click for more)

Competitive Fire Still Burns Hot For Jeff Stracener

How many runners can you name that were really competitive back in the early 1980s when the first running boom came along and literally swept Americans off their feet? On a more serious note, how many of those runners you just brought to memory are still competing? In case you're having a hard time coming up with a name, add Jeff Stracener to those two lists. The 56-year-old ... (click for more)

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexations and gives Tennesseans the right to vote. The law now requires cities to annex by consent of the landowner or through referendum approved by a majority of the landowners to be annexed. As an additional protection to farmers, land primarily used for agriculture purposes may not be annexed by any ... (click for more)

One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga roundup was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he ... (click for more)

Time For Tennessee To Act On Climate This Earth Day - And Response

Tennessee will join the rest of the southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great time to reflect on the strides we have made to reduce pollution over the last 44 years, and assess current environmental conditions while evaluating our personal responsibility to a cleaner environment.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Jim Coppinger Excels

Jim Coppinger, who as the mayor of Hamilton County has understandably had to grow some thick skin, wants no part of the repulsive billboards now seen around town that ask, “Do you have gonorrhea?”  His Tuesday morning telephone call revealed he is just as disgusted as the rest of us who see them showing a picture of a forlorn African-American male. “You need to know the Hamilton ... (click for more)