Five different Lee players tallied goals as coach Matt Yelton when to his bench early and often in Lee’s 5-0 win over Emmanuel College at the Lee Soccer Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Flames, ranked second by the NAIA coaches, and winners of seven straight matches, moved out to a 3-0 halftime advantage and never looked back. Lee stands at 9-1 overall and 5-0 in SSAC play. Emmanuel drops to 5-8, 1-5.
Ode Fulutudilu got the Lady Flames on the board at the 16:27 mark in the first half. The talented forward weaved her way in and out of traffic for the score.
Fulutudilu triggered the second goal. The junior’s corner kick sailed into the box and was knocked in by senior Kim Conrad. The final score of the first 45 minutes was delivered by Laura Thacker. The double assist came from Ashley Aragona and Danielle Ciabattone
In the 70th minute freshman Marie Eliassen scored on a cross from the ever-present Fulutudilu. Aragona, who continues to battle ankle problems, stepped up and nailed the final goal of the match. Debbie Rogers assisted.
Saturday’s win sets up a key meeting with Auburn-Montgomery on Thursday at 7 p.m. The WarHawks have only lost once in SSAC play.