Late-first-half goals by Andrew Knighten and Alan Da Costa from assists by Johannes Muller and Jorge Gonzalez stood up as a 2-0 win Saturday for the Bryan College men's soccer team, which has surged in recent weeks to No. 18 in the NAIA coaches' poll.
Bryan outshot visiting St. Catharine 34-5 in rising to 9-1-1 for the season.
The Bryan Lady Lions fell 4-1 to visiting Columbia (S.C.) College in an Appalachian Athletic Conference match, despite eight saves by Stephanie Gagnon. Jessica Martinez scored two first-half goals and assisted on both second-half scores for Columbia (8-5-1, 3-3-1). Allyse Reece scored from Ashley Johnson's assist in the 81st minute for Bryan (2-9-1, 1-4-1).
In an AAC doubleheader in Athens, Milligan's women (7-4-1, 4-1-1) edged Tennessee Wesleyan 1-0 with an overtime goal, dropping the Lady Bulldogs to 6-6, 4-2, but the Bulldogs won 4-1, rising to 6-3-2 and 4-1 while dropping the Buffaloes to 8-3, 5-1 and leaving Bryan alone in first place.
In Southern States play at Cleveland, Lee's No. 2-ranked Lady Flames beat Emmanuel 5-0 and the Flames added a 4-1 win with goals by Sias Reyneke, Jonathan Perelman, Marvin Ochieng and Chevon Roberts and assists by Shoval Failer, Ben Armstrong, Reyneke and Cedric Beauzile. Tom Halsall made 10 saves for the Flames (6-5-1, 3-3).
Ole Fulutudilu scored the first goal and added two assists for the Lee women (9-1, 6-0), who got scores also from Kim Conrad, Laura Thacker, Marie Eliassen and Ashley Aragona in a 34-0 shots domination. Aragona, Danielle Ciabattone and Debbie Rogers had assists.
At Covenant, the Scots completed a sweep of Tennessee Temple with three late goals. Noah Wiersema scored from a Joel Friesen pass at 75:33, and Matt Hudnut tallied at 83:39 and 89:34 from Barrett Schmidt and David Huertas assists for Covenant (6-6). Josue Fernandez had seven saves for Temple (5-6).
Bryan tops Milligan
First-place Bryan downed third-place Milligan 25-23, 25-17, 25-17 in AAC volleyball Saturday as Chelsea Breaden had 12 kills and Carolyn Evans and Lindsey Knight added eight apiece.
Taylor Fink set 35 assists and Corrie Walker and Madison Akins had 14 and 11 digs for Bryan (19-8, 8-1).
At Berry, the host Lady Vikings beat SAA foe Sewanee 25-16, 25-22, 25-14 with 38 assists from Stephanie Quinn and 12 kills from Emily Stromberg. Rachel Schuman had 17 assists and Jamie Sue Wilson made eight kills for Sewanee.
At Covenant, the Lady Scots beat Wesleyan (Ga.) 25-9, 25-7, 25-8 with Jessica Chittenden recording 11 kills and Chelsea Van Dyk and Cora Schroeder adding seven each and Stephanie Kirkpatrick making 27 assists. Estes Carlson had 14 digs in that match and 36 as Covenant (16-4) outlasted Asbury 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-22, 15-13.
Van Dyk had 25 kills and Chittenden and Schroeder added 12 and 10 against Asbury, while Kirkpatrick had nine kills with 48 assists, Pretoria den Boer had eight kills and Paige Cheney made 19 digs.
In Tennessee Temple's tournament, the host Lady Crusaders won 25-8, 25-23, 25-15 over Trinity College; 25-5, 25-6, 25-15 over Hiwassee and 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 over Oakwod. Lynncoya Gardner had 23 assists, P.J. Sexton served seven aces and Kourtney Chorman and LaQuinta Gallishaw had eight kills each against Trinity, and Chorman had 10 kills while Shatoya Medford had eight kills and 12 digs and Gardner had 17 assists against Oakwood. Chorman had 11 aces and eight kills against Hiwassee, when Gallishaw made 10 kills and Natasha dos Santos Ferreti had seven aces and seven kills.