No. 17 Lee Wins 1-0 Over UAH

Friday, October 20, 2017
The No. 17 Lee University women’s soccer team controlled nearly every facet of Friday night’s Gulf South Conference (GSC) match against The University of Alabama in Huntsville, but needed a goal by Kelsey Yoder with just over five minutes remaining to record the 1-0 victory. The match was part of the annual Kickin’ It for Kids with Cancer event to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

The Lady Flames (11-4, 10-2 GSC) fired off 34 shots with the 33rd finally finding the back of the net.
Riley Engels sent a cross from the left flank into the center of the penalty area where Yoder slipped her shot past the UAH goalkeeper. It was the freshman’s second goal of the season.

“Riley had a great cross into me and I was able to finish,” said a thankful Yoder. “It just felt amazing to have all my teammates run up (to me). Everybody worked hard for that goal.”

Megan Buford tallied a season-high 12 saves for the Chargers, but was unable to stop the 13th attempt placed on goal. Lee’s Taylor Green was credited with her fourth shutout of the season after seeing the visitor’s lone shot sail wide of the goal. It is the third consecutive and seventh overall shutout for the Lee defense.

“It was an amazing performance,” said Lee head coach Chris Hennessey. “They played so well. Apart from a couple of chances we should have buried in the first half and the second half, there’s nothing I would change.”

The Lady Flames continue to chase the regular season championship and No. 1 seed for the upcoming GSC Tournament. Lee is tied atop the conference with Mississippi College (10-2) and are one point ahead of idle North Alabama (9-2-1). Lee has two conference dates remaining on the schedule. West Alabama visits the Lee Soccer Field on Sunday at 2 p.m., while Shorter serves as the regular season finale on Thurs., Oct. 26.


(Please notify us of any schedule changes and times as well as game and match scores at Softball: SATURDAY, APRIL 21 East Hamilton Tournament MONDAY, APRIL 23 Cookeville at Rhea Co. Silverdale at Notre Dame Soddy Daisy at Baylor Chattanooga Christian at Boyd-Buchanan Sale Creek at CSAS Walker Valley at Hixson ... (click for more)

Bazzell, Petrin Named To All-State Bowling Team

The Tennessee Sports Writers Association announced its 2018 Bowling All-State teams on Thursday for Division I and Division II. Student-athletes are selected based on their finish in the TSSAA Championships. Baylor senior Ashton Bazzell was second in Division II girls. Notre Dame freshman C.J. Petrin finished fourth in the Division II individual competition.   ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Plane Crash At The Collegedale Airport

A person was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening. Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane is a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said the person who died frequently had flown out of the Collegedale Airport. The FAA and NTSB are investigating ... (click for more)

$26.2 Million Grant Awarded For Bradley County Veterans Home

A $26.2 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs State Veterans Home Grant has been awarded for the construction of the future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home. “Today is a monumental day for the veterans of East Tennessee, and I am thrilled that they have finally received the long overdue grant funding for the Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home," said ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)