The UWA Lady Tigers took on the Lee University Flames on Friday night in a volleyball game to support breast cancer awareness. Both teams supported the cause by showing off their pink attire, and Lee volleyball players sported pink t-shirts with the quote “Keep calm and Volley for a Cure” emblazoned on them.
As an epic first game, Lee scored the first few points against UWA. However, the points ran back and forth across the score board with Lee ultimately taking a close 26-24 win. For the Lady Flames, Paula Martins earned the last point and an additional 19 kills overall.
The second game was also a close match with Lee scoring 25-23. Sadie Beam managed 6 kills in this game along with 10 kills overall. Yanesha Johnson scored 4 kills, and earned a leading 12 kills overall. Carly Wheling also added a service ace for UWA in the second game.
Game three drew a close 20-19 lead for Lee, but Carly Wheling ran nearly the last five points and helped the Tigers score a 25-19 win.
The Lady Flames ran a tight fourth game and scored 25-23 to “dig” a 3-1 win over the Tigers. Latrice Johnson scored the winning point for Lee, and earned 17 kills and 10 digs. Camil Martinez added in a great 40 assists to help the Lady Flames win.
When asked what this game means for Lee, the Head Coach quotes, “We are happy to get a win after the struggle to win so far, but we are glad we won this one. We play West Florida tomorrow, and we are the only team in the conference to beat them.”
The UWA Tigers took a 3-1 loss, which left them with a 9-12 record overall and 2-8 record in conference games. Next, the UWA Volleyball team will take on Shorter on Monday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m at home.