Lady Flames split volleyball matches
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The Lee Univeristy volleyball team split a pair of matches in the Gulf South Conference on the road at Jackson and Memphis on Friday and Saturday.

The Lady Flames stand at 6-4 overall and 3-3 in GSC play. They will continue their road adventures at Emory University on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


JACKSON — At one time, not so long ago, the Lee, Union University rivalry was the best in the TranSouth Conference. The Lady Flames moved on to the Southern States Athletic Conference, and last year rejoined with the Lady Bulldogs in the Gulf South Conference and NCAA Division II.

The two old rivals met again on Friday and the Lady Flames scored a 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-18) GSC win.

"Always good to win on the road and at Union," said coach Andrea Hudson. "I'm proud of the girls and how they came back from last week's losses."

With their top setter away for a few more matches and freshman Erin Hill going down with a hand injury on Thursday, sophomore Sarah Davis stepped up and delivered 16 assists and a pair of aces. Senior Becky Bourne added 12 assists and three blocks.

The Lady Flames got another solid effort from junior Lauren Williams. She countered with nine kills and a .467 attack mark. Williams also came up with five digs. Junior Patty Orozco came away with nine kills and two blocks. Paula Martins contributed 14 digs and three blocks. Latrice Johnson joined in with 11 digs and five blocks, while Libby Peigen tallied 12 digs.


MEMPHIS — After winning at Union on Friday, the Lady Flames dropped a 3-1 (13-25, 25-22, 21-25, 20-25) decision to Christian Brothers on Saturday.

The Lady Flames had three players with double-figure kills. Martins had 11 slams to go along with seven digs and three blocks. Williams contributed 10 kills, three assists, two digs and two blocks. Johnson also had 10 kills, four service aces, five digs and two blocks.

Bourne was the assist leader with 29. She also had three digs and three blocks. Davis chipped in with 12 digs and Peigen followed with 11.

Christian Brothers was paced by an outstanding performance by Alexis Gillis, who had 21 kills and five digs. Jessica Reber dished off 46 assists and Sami Gruse was the dig leader with 17. Three other CBU players also had double-figure digs.