Dani Szczepanski had 13 kills and Miranda Elpers and Ally Ford downed 12 apiece as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team beat visiting Mercer 3-0 in a Southern Conference match Saturday afternoon. The set scores were 25-23, 25-14, 25-18.
Ford also had 11 digs for the Mocs (11-9, 4-2), while Lauren Greenspoon had 37 assists and matched Elpers and Bailey Clemons with 10 digs. Megan Kaufman led with 15 digs.
-At Cleveland, Tenn., Lee University lost 3-1 (27-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22) to Shorter in a Gulf South match, despite 13 kills and 12 digs by Silvia Sartori, 12 kills by Alex Reuter and 10, nine and eight by Quinne Daoust, Brooke Wilsman and Mary K. Givhan. Sadie Johnson and Kristi Farley set 31 and 22 assists and MaKayla Beebe had 25 digs for Lee (11-4, 5-3).
Senior Tiffani Estep from Central High School led Shorter (10-6, 4-3) in kills with 12 and block assists with eight.
-At Brevard, N.C., Covenant had its scheduled match against Wesleyan (Ga.) canceled but won 3-1 over Brevard, by set scores of 16-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-16. Schuyler Moore had 38 assists, 12 digs, seven kills and five aces for the Lady Scots (12-7), while Hannah Harris had 14 kills, Jessica Seehorn 12 kills and 13 digs, Ginny Moore seven kills and 15 digs, Alex Spurling eight kills and three block solos, Hannah Stewart 17 digs and Emily Moore 12 digs and three aces.
-At Birmingham, Ala., Destiny Stewart had 15 kills and nine digs in Sewanee's 3-0 Southern Athletic Association loss (25-22, 25-21, 25-19) to Birmingham-Southern, which is 11-4, 7-1 in the SAA. Also for the Tigers (8-9, 2-6), Caroline Owens had 11 kills, Olivia Nichols 11 digs with seven kills, Claire Crow 20 assists and 12 digs, Constance Connolly 15 assists and Peyton Parent 17 digs.
-At Waleska, Ga., Bryan lost 3-1 (25-16, 26-28, 25-16, 25-23) to Reinhardt (18-4, 9-1) in the Appalachian Athletic Conference match, but Anna Owens and Mariah Dunlop had 10 kills apiece and Emalie Hicks and Brooke Stowell each had seven. Sidney Pierce and Veronica Salas had 17 and 16 assists for the Lady Lions (5-15, 4-6), Salas with 10 digs, while Kristen Parrish had 34 digs and Megan Malone added 11.
' At West Point, Ga., Tennessee Wesleyan fell 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-17) to Point University, which rose to 15-5, 10-2 in the AAC. Mandi Flores and Sydney Ritten led TWU (5-15, 1-9) in kills with seven apiece, and Gabi Catt and Tia Madden had 13 and 12 assists.
Sewanee wins 6-1
Katie Wilson and Virginia Barry each had two goals and an assist as Sewanee opened SAA field hockey play Saturday with a 6-1 home win over Ferrum.
Ceara Caffrey and Emily Sloan also scored for the Tigers (5-3), and Alex Hornsby had two assists. Katya Waters made 10 saves.