HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Lee volleyball team bounced back from a tough five-set loss to Alabama-Huntsville to roll past host North Alabama on Saturday afternoon, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-20).
Coach Andrea Hudson’s team used a balanced attack to defeat the Lions. Paula Martins had nine kills, two service aces, five digs and five blocks to set the victory tone for the Lady Flames. Lauren Williams followed with eight kills and a .316 hitting mark. She also had a sparkling eight blocks and contributed three digs. Latrice Johnson pitched in with five kills and a couple of blocks.
Camil Martinez had three kills, 27 assists, three digs and two blocks in the win, while Sarah Davis helped out with 12 digs and Deborah Magalhaes added five digs to the winning attack.
Megan Gorey and Victoria Quintanilla had seven kills apiece for the Lions. Hope Rayburn dished off 27 assists.
The Lady Flames wrapped up regular season play with a 16-8 overall record. North Alabama dropped to 27-24 overall and 4-14 in the GSC. The Lady Flames will now turn their attention to NCCAA competition. They will host the NCCAA Mid-East Region beginning on Friday.
ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE 3, LEE 2
In a match that had more than its share of ups and downs, the Lee volleyball team dropped a five-setter (3-2) to host Alabama-Huntsville on Friday evening.
The contest had all types of twists and turns as the Lady Flames won the first set with ease, 25-14, but the Chargers pushed Lee to the limit in the second set and won 25-27. Huntsville carried the momentum into the third set and turned away a late comeback by the Lady Flames, winning 21-25 to take a 2-1 set advantage.
Lee quickly regrouped and overpowered the Chargers in set four, 25-14, only to see the home club claim the short set 11-15 and the match, 3-2.
The losing effort was paced by Johnson who collected a double-double, 19 kills, 21 digs and three blocks. Freshman Erin Hill tallied 16 kills. Martins totaled a double-double, 15 kills, 22 digs and two blocks. Williams had another strong effort with 14 kills, four digs and a game-high seven blocks.
Martinez also did her share with a double-double, 67 assists, 19 digs, six kills and two blocks. Freshman Catherine Conley finished with seven kills and three blocks, while Davis added 26 digs and Magalhaes had 11.
The winning Chargers were paced by Rachel Brugman with 17 kills. Haley Snyder followed with 13 kills. Ashton Baker dished off 30 assists and Alexis Deal came up with 22 digs.