The scoring started early and often with a trio of goals scored in minutes 12, 13, and 14. Lee junior Fernando Barriga scored the first two goals in back to back minutes, assisted on the first by Juan Sebastian Lara, and the second by Nathan Brown. Lara turned in the second of his four assists on the third goal, scored by Josh Inglis. Barriga concluded the first half scoring, completing a hat trick, this time assisted by Flames captain, Luke Cuthbert.
The second half of the match brought much of the same. Lee scored six more goals, four of them by sophomore Sias Reyneke, including the most impressive goal of the evening. In minute No.59, midfielder Robby Marcum sent an arching pass from just in front of the midfield line. Reyneke broke through the defenders and beat the goalie with a near-perfect header.
All total, the Flames had five different players put the ball in the back of the net; Barriga, Inglis, Lara, Reyneke, and an unassisted goal credited to Chevon Roberts. Six of the Lee men contributed assists, Lara, Brown, Marcum, Inglis, Cuthbert and freshman Gregory Smith.
The defense was strong as well, as the Flames controlled the ball the majority of the match. Freshman goalkeeper Preston Luce recorded his first career shutout as the Flames allowed just two shots, one of them on goal.
The Flames hope to carry this offensive momentum as they open conference play this Saturday with a trip to Alabama for a contest with the Senators of Auburn University-Montgomery. Lee will be back home Sept. 25, for a 5 p.m. battle with new SSAC opponent William Carey University.