A goal with just 5:54 remaining in the game forced Lee’s women’s soccer team to settle for a 1-1 draw Sunday afternoon against Christian Brothers University in a a GSC match played on Signaigo Field. The result leaves the Lady Flames at 3-0-3 on aggregate and 1-0-1 in GSC play. CBU goes 4-1-1, 1-0-1.

After a scoreless first half, the Lady Flames took the upper hand when Grace Berry scored at 53:09. The unassisted goal was the third first-year goal of the season.

Lee’s defense held the Lady Buccaneers in check until elder Cheyenne Smith came on as a hero for the home side. His ninth goal of the year in the 84th minute was doubled by Lily Harrison and Julia Valentin.

“Give credit to the Christian Brothers. For the most part they outplayed us today, especially in the opening and closing parts of the game, and they probably earned what they got today. On the other hand, we just have to keep working harder,” Lee’s coach Chris Hennessey said.

The goal was CBU’s only shot on goal in the entire second half. For the game, the Lady Buccaneers took seven shots and scored two on goal all afternoon. The robust defensive affair saw the Lady Flames fire seven shots and place seven on target. In the first half, the Lady Flames managed to place one on target.

Kassiey Kellett had Lee’s only shot on goal in the first half. Before Berry’s score, Jordan Blair fired a shot on target 51:21 into the second half and Kierstin Havens had a shot turned away in the 76th minute. The Lady Flames were awarded three corner kicks and the Lady Buccaneers four.

While defenders and midfielders from both teams played solidly all afternoon, Lee goalkeeper Josie Taylor managed just one save while Christian Brothers’ Chloe Hillyer saved three shots from Lee to goal.

“We’re going to keep working and trying to prepare for next weekend and another tough challenge against Mississippi College,” Hennessey added. The Lady Flames return to the Ray Conn Sports Complex for the 5 p.m. opener of the GSC women’s and men’s doubleheader.

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