Shorter (11-5-2, 5-2 SSAC) will host sixth-seeded Brewton-Parker College on Friday, Nov. 6 at Ben Brady Field at 5 p.m. in the first round of the SSAC Tournament. The Hawks topped the Barons, 3-0, at home on Oct. 7.
The Hawks beat Lee (6-8-3, 3-4 SSAC) for the second consecutive season, but unlike last year's 2-1 nail biter in Rome, Shorter took control of the match with precise execution on a pair of set piece opportunities.
Sebastian Stihler scored his eighth of the year on a penalty kick in the 24th-minute to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead at the half and Elliott Livesey found the back of the net with a free kick with 10 minutes left in the second frame to stake Shorter a commanding 2-0 lead in the waning moments.
It was Livesey's third goal of the campaign.
Dallas Dickerson, who recently returned to the lineup after sitting out much of the season with an injury, notched the game's final tally - and his first of the season - in the 85th-minute with a strike off a cross from John Calderwood.
Shorter and Lee both unleashed 14 shots with the Hawks holding a 9-5 edge in shots on goal. Hawks' keeper Johnny Paletar, the reigning SSAC Defensive Player of the Week, collected his fifth clean sheet of the season and posted five saves.
Shorter is now 7-1-2 in its last ten matches heading into postseason play, and demonstrated why they are receiving votes in the latest NAIA Men's Soccer Top-25 Poll. The Hawks are unbeaten in their last four matches.