TYLER - The UT Tyler and Lee volleyball teams are off to strong starts in 2018. And both teams looked good on Tuesday night.

UT Tyler was taking on their East Texas rivals. And in their home opener, the Patriots earned a big win over LeTourneau. UT Tyler won a tight first game 25-23, but then they pulled away a little in games 2 and 3, winning both of those by identical 25-18 scores. UT Tyler will be back in action next Tuesday when they play at ETBU.

At the same time, the Lee girls volleyball team was on the court. The Lady Raiders lost their district opener on Friday, but they bounced back nicely on Tuesday. Lee took on North Mesquite and the Lady Raiders dominated the game, as they got the sweep (scores were 25-11, 25-14, 25-14). Lee will be back in action Friday when they host Longview.