Valdosta State's Chloe Chubilleau made 10 kills, Katie McInnis had nine, Sara Dandridge finished with a match-high 25 assists but it wasn't enough to lift the volleyball team past the Lee Flames in its season finale at The Complex on Saturday afternoon.
The Flames recorded a .281 kill percentage in a 3-0 (25-7, 25-22, 25-21) victory in a Gulf South Conference match.
Tristyn Sells made six kills and one of VSU's three blocks. Sydney Chick had a match-high 16 digs for the Blazers (12-17, 6-10 GSC) and Sara Dandridge offered 14.
Silvia Sartori made 11 kills and nine digs for Lee (19-9, 10-6). Bailey Kress finished with nine kills, Quinne Daoust added eight kills and three blocks, and Kristi Farley and Sadie Johnson each had 15 assists.
The first two sets were a letdown for Valdosta State, as the Flames rolled to a 25-7 win and followed up with a 25-22 win in Set 2. The Blazers ramped up the intensity in the third set and took a 20-18 lead late in the frame, but a 7-2 run down the stretch ultimately gave the Flames the victory.
The Blazers struggled to break through a strong defensive performance by the Lee Flames, which included 54 digs and eight blocks. Six different Flames contributed to the blocking effort for Lee, and MaKayla Beebe led in the dig column with 11.
For the Blazers, Chubilleau served as the offensive leader with 10 kills and just four errors on 25 attempts.
Both Chick and Sells were recognized prior to the match as the two members of the 2017 senior class. Chick finished her career with more than 1,000 digs, and Sells eclipsed the 1,000 career dig mark earlier this season.