Lady Falcons ace opening tournament
Lee Christian's volleyball squad started its season off with a trophy Friday and Saturday, winning the Berean Bulldog Classic at Berean Baptist Academy.
The Falcon boys soccer got its first victory of the season Friday before finishing runner up in the Bulldog Classic on the pitch.
The Lady Falcons didn't drop a set in the tournament. Lee Christian defeated Liberty Christian 25-18, 25-16, 25-11 in the opening round. Cameron Dubuc led the Lady Falcons with 25 service points and 13 aces.
In the championship match, Lee Christian swept the host school Berean 25-19, 25-12, 25-6. Kelsey Clayton led the Lady Falcon serving with 19 service points and five aces.
Clayton and Mak Bowers were elected to the all-tournament team.
The Lady Falcons (2-0) host O'Neal at 6:45 p.m. this evening.
The early-season tournament was a good test for a young Falcon soccer team said first-year head coach J.D. Beauchemin.
Lee Christian defeated Cornerstone Christian 6-2 on Friday, pulling away from a 3-2 halftime edge.
Noah Thomas made a penalty kick to give the Falcons the first goal of the game.
In the second half, the Falcons stretched their lead thanks to working the ball more as a team. Eli Seawell, playing in an upfront striker position, got past the defense and scored a goal. Captain Garrison Weaver scored his first hat trick of the season.
In Saturday's championship match, Berean Baptist jumped out to a 4-0 lead by halftime before the Falcons rallied in a big way.
Captain Liam Walters headed up the defense to stop the Bulldogs. Weaver scored two goals and assisted on a goal by Kyle Miller bringing the Falcons within a 4-3 score with 20 minutes remaining.
Berean Baptist held on from there and prevailed 5-3.
“As I watched the defense stand strong, and watched our offense mount an attack, I knew that giving up was not in the hearts of this team," Beauchemin said.
Weaver had five goals and an assist in the tournament and was named to the all-tournament team.
Lee Christian (1-1-1) plays at home this evening, hosting O'Neal at 5:15 p.m.