Flames edged in region final
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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — On a frigid Saturday evening, Lee University’s men’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Campbellsville (Ky.) University in the NCCAA Mid-East Region Championship.

The Flames advanced to the final with a 2-1 overtime win over Mississippi College Friday evening.

Following the loss, Lee (11-4-5) will have to wait until Sunday evening to find out if they have earned one of the at-large berths to the NCCAA National Tournament.

Campbellsville (17-3-1) took the early lead on a Roraigh Yearwood goal with just four minutes off the clock. Kevon Farquharson was credited with the assist.

The Tigers maintained the margin until Justin Furey scored the equalizer with four minutes remaining until halftime. Chevon Roberts earned the assist.

The score remained knotted at 1-1 for over 30 minutes into the second half before Yearwood and Farquharson connected again. Yearwood’s second goal of the match would turn out to be the game-winner.

Lee took eight shots and put three on goal, while Campbellsville placed 6-of-13 shots on frame. The Flames tallied three corner kicks and were called offside five times, while the Tigers had one corner and were offside twice.

Tom Halsall turned aside three Campbellsville shots and Lee also recorded one team save. Max Malachiyev rejected two of the three shots he faced.

Flames 2

Mississippi College 1 (OT)

David Perez delivered the game-winner with 3:38 remaining in overtime to advance Lee past Mississippi College and into the NCAA Mid-East Region Final.

Quade Marinell put Lee on top in the 82nd minute after collecting a pass from Eli Price. Marinell would later be credited with the assist on Perez’s overtime goal.

The Choctaws (11-4-3) responded and Garrett Head scored the equalizer with just over one minute remaining in regulation. Harrison Russell picked up the assist.

Lee edged Mississippi College 18 shots to 17, but the Flames were able to place 12 on target while the Choctaws put seven on frame. Lee recorded the only two shots of the overtime period.

Halsall turned away six shots to earn the win in goal. Adam Pittman recorded nine saves, while Mississippi College added one team save to the mix.