HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Lee volleyball team suffered its ninth straight defeat on Tuesday evening at the hands of Alabama Huntsville, 3-0.
The Chargers jumped out early with a 25-15 win in the opening set. The home team posted 11 kills and committed just three errors while the Lady Flames struggled to get out of their own way with nine errors and just seven kills.
UAH took a 2-0 lead with a 25-20 victory in set two before sweeping the match with a 25-22 victory in the third set.
Bailey Kress led the Lady Flames with 10 kills while Abby Stroh posted seven and Mary Katherine Givhan tallied six. Mackenzie Pearson served her way to five aces while Hanna Matthews set things up with 30 assists. Libero Micaela McMichen had 26 digs to help the defensive effort.
Isabelle Barnes and Kendall Scharbert led a balanced attack for the Chargers with nine slams each. Abby Brooks was close behind with eight kills. Barnes made her presence felt at the net defensively, going up for a match-high seven blocks. Sabrina Duncan posted a double-double with 19 assists and 15 digs.
The Lady Flames slipped to 9-19 overall and 2-11 in the GSC while Alabama Huntsville improved to 21-7 and is now 11-1 in the GSC, one game back of first place and undefeated West Florida (12-0).
Coach Andrea Hudson's club will travel to rival Shorter, Friday evening at 7 p.m., to wrap up a four-match road trip.
Flames battle to
draw in finale
MONTEVALLO, Ala. — With five regular players out due to injury, the Lee University men's soccer team recorded a 1-1 draw in their regular-season finale at the University of Montevallo.
The Flames (9-4-4, 5-3-3 GSC) struck first with a goal in the 35th minute. Will Carter collected a pass at the top of the box from Matt Chartier and slipped a shot past the goalkeeper into the bottom right corner. Montevallo (6-8-2, 4-5-1 GSC) scored the equalizer less than four minutes later when Vladik Margolin set up Fausto Castillo for the Falcons' goal.
Both sides fired off 13 shots. The Flames placed three shots on goal while Montevallo was on target with four attempts. Daniel Hrenko and Robert Kuta had two saves each.
Up next for the Flames will be the GSC quarterfinal, Tuesday. The match location and opponent are to be determined.