But it was not easy. The Lady Flames battled to win the first set 27-25 and then settled in to capture the final two sets, 25-18, 25-19. The win gives the NAIA’s fourth-ranked club an 18-2 record. Lee remains unbeaten in SSAC play.
It was another balanced attack at the net for the Lady Flames. Irene Ojukwu came away with eight kills and six blocks. “At one point Irene and Marija (Zelenovic) had three straight blocks,” noted Lee assistant coach Kevin Hudson. “It was a little tougher tonight, but it always is over here. Southern Wesleyan played well.”
Zelenovic had nine kills and Arlene Ferreira also added nine. Christa Hutchison joined the net action with eight slams. Gretchen Higdon (18) and Kelsey (17) did their usual solid job in the assist department. Sarah Smith was the digs leader with 12.
The road gets even tougher for the Lady Flames on Friday. They will be in Savannah, Ga. to challenge fifth-ranked Embry-Riddle (Fla.) at 5 p.m. and 11th-ranked Taylor University (Ind.) at 11 a.m. in the annual SCAD Invitational.