The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team pulled out two 28-26 wins in its last match in Kennesaw State's Owl Invitational tournament Saturday but wound up losing to Winthrop in five sets.
The scores were 25-18, 28-26, 25-17, 26-28, 15-11. The Lady Mocs (1-6) trailed 10-3 and 13-5 in the final set.
Earlier Saturday, UTC lost 21-25, 25-27, 25-23, 25-17 to host KSU despite 14 kills by sophomore Jennifer Kuroski and 11 apiece by senior Ellie Kuhn and junior Christina Teter. Tess Kosycarz had 43 set assists and three aces and freshman Melissa Green made 19 digs.
Against Winthrop, Kuhn downed 21 kills, made eight digs and had a solo block and five block assists, while Kosycarz had 50 assists with 10 digs and Kuroski and Teter each had 11 kills. Green made 22 digs and Paula Passmore added 12.
• At Clearwater, Fla., Bryan College rallied to defeat Warner University 17-25, 19-25, 25-13, 25-22, 18-16 after losing 25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 11-25, 15-12 to Trinity in the Clearwater Christian tournament. Martina Mazzei and Maggie Reinhardt each had 14 kills and Carolyn Evans and Chelsie Blackburn added 11 and nine in the loss, when Sarah Thacker had 49 assists and 12 digs, Caroline Aldridge delivered 20 digs and Corrie Walker, Jessica Kaya and Mazzei had 13, 10 and 10 digs and three aces apiece.
In the Lady Lions' win, Evans, Kaylan Dilts, Blackburn and Reinhardt made 11, 10 and nine kills, Thacker had 40 assists and Reinhardt had eight kills with 16 digs and four aces. Aldridge had 21 digs, and Walker, Kaya and Mazzei added 14, 12 and 10.
• At Atlanta, Covenant improved to 2-0 by beating Oglethorpe 25-14, 20-25, 25-20, 25-23 as Erica Adams recorded 17 kills and two blocks, Estes Carlson had 19 digs and four aces, Kristin Dahlstrand made 36 assists and seven digs and Jessie Jakes had 10 kills and six digs.
• At Sewanee, Tenn., the host Tigers lost 21-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-22, 15-5 to Pensacola Christian but rallied to beat Rust 21-25, 25-11, 25-18, 29-27 in their season-opening invitational tournament Saturday, giving them already more wins in four matches than they had in 34 last year. Sewanee had won 25-7, 25-23, 25-10 over Fisk and and 25-22, 25-21, 25-13 over Andrew College on Friday.
Freshman Jamie Sue Wilson had six kills against Fisk and classmate Kayla Sewell led in that category against Andrew, when those two each had four aces after Rachel Schuman served four in the first match. Sewell had 13 digs and four blocks and Erin Brahm had 10 assists against Andrew.
Wilson had 11 kills and three blocks, Sewell had 22 digs and three blocks and Schuman had 18 assists against Pensacola. Sewell then had 13 kills, 19 digs and five blocks, Schuman had 25 assists and Brahm also made 19 digs against Rust.
Wilson and Sewell made the all-tournament team with 34 and 30 total kills, nine and 12 blocks, 42 and 59 digs and seven and four aces. Pensacola's Danessa Cutter was the MVP.
Sewanee wins opener
DELAWARE, Ohio -- Sole senior Elise Landau scored three goals as the Sewanee field hockey team opened its season Saturday with a 4-1 win at Ohio Wesleyan.
Sewanee was outshot 18-12 and had a big 24-2 disadvantage in penalty corners but got eight saves from Anna Morrow. Landau scored 6:03 and 12:03 into the match, the first from a centered pass by Tilden Davis, and completed her hat trick from a Sally Anne Greenwood pass in the second half. Karen Dawson had the Tigers' third goal.