published Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Volleyball Mocs beat Bulldogs 3-1

Senior local products Christina Teter and Heather Parman had 11 and 10 kills to lead the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team to a 20-25, 25-16, 25-18, 25-16 win Tuesday night against visiting Alabama A&M at Maclellan Gymnasium. That made the Mocs 5-0 all-time against the Bulldogs and 4-3 overall this season. Sarah Batterton, Lauren Gainer and Julimar Alvarado had nine kills apiece for UTC, and Gainer also was credited with 12 digs. Paula Passmore had 30 digs and Bridget Camacho set 41 assists. Bianca Richardson and Clarissa Moore had nine and eight kills for A&M (0-8), and Ashley Forman had 30 assists.

• Paula Martins of Lee University was the Southern States Athletic Conference's volleyball player of the week after her performance in a rugged tournament this past weekend in Irvine, Calif. Martins had double-digit kills in each of the four matches as the Lady Flames went 2-2, with 14 kills on .520 hitting against fifth-ranked (NAIA) Biola. The junior transfer from Brazil had a .389 attack percentage for the tournament.

• Carolyn Evans made nine kills and Taylor Fink had 28 assists and 10 digs as Bryan College breezed to a 25-11, 25-15, 25-12 Appalachian Athletic Conference volleyball victory Tuesday evening at Point University. Fink and Corrie Walker each served two aces for the Lady Lions (6-4, 1-0).

• Maryville College outlasted Covenant 25-18, 25-11, 21-25, 19-25, 15-9 in a volleyball battle of NCAA Division III Lady Scots on Tuesday on Lookout Mountain. Kara Strickland and Kelsey Handel had 15 and 13 kills and Teri Lind had 32 assists for Maryville (3-2). Covenant's Chelsea Van Dyk led all attackers with 17 kills and Jessica Chittenden and Cora Schroeder added eight and seven for the 2-2 hosts, while Steph Kirkpatrick had 34 assists and Estes Carlson, Hannah Rogers and Pretoria den Boer had 15, 11 and 10 digs.

Soccer

• Grant Carpenter scored two goals and Zeke Nunez had two assists as Tennessee Temple University evened its men's soccer season record with a 4-1 win Tuesday against Crown College at Camp Jordan Park.

• NCAA Division II member Clayton State improved to 3-0 for the season with a 2-1 women's soccer victory Tuesday over visiting Tennessee Wesleyan of the NAIA. Wesleyan (0-3) scored first on Abby Fannin's goal from a Samaira Khan assist 19:25 into the match, but Clayton State scored two goals 17 seconds apart late in the first half. The hosts outshot the Lady Bulldogs 16-6 and had an 8-4 edge in corner kicks.

• The Express Regional Soccer Association's 96 Red under-17 boys' team won the u-19 bracket in the Endless Summer tournament at Panama City, Fla. ERSA 96 Red beat Wakulla Arsenal 7-1, won 2-0 over the Bayside Dynamo, defeated the BCYSA Selection 5-1 and closed with a 4-1 victory over EFC 95. The champions' players were Noah Davis, Leudy Franco, Alex Garcia, Isael Gutierrez, Jorge Hurtado, Kolbe King, Abel Mendiola, Diego Nunez, Austin Rehm, Javier Rodriguez, Erik Salaises, Drew Sherrill, Jonathan Skewes, Alex Tyler, Hunter Tyler, Bryan Villa and Tad Whitaker. Krissi Whitaker is the coach.

Golf

• Ronnie Law of Chattanooga and Randy Bowman of Summerville, Ga., are among the 52 golfers ages 55 or older who are entered in the USGA Senior Amateur Championship qualifier Thursday at Doublegate Country Club in Albany, Ga. They will be playing 18 holes for three spots and two alternate positions in the national tournament Sept. 29-Oct. 4 at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J.

General

• The UTC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting its inaugural MOCS 101 session today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage Plaza on campus. All UTC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come and learn more about the school's athletic program, test their own athletic skills in a variety of activities and perhaps earn some raffle prizes giving them close proximity to intercollegiate contests. "Our SAAC leadership has really been aggressive in trying to come up with ways to get more involved with campus," interim athletic director Laura Herron said in a school release. "I think they have come up with a very unique and innovative way to accomplish their goal. ... It will be a fun event for everyone."

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