Lady Mocs reach SoCon net semis

Lady Mocs reach SoCon net semis

April 21st, 2012 by Staff Report in Sportlocal

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's tennis team lost 4-0 to the top-seeded College of Charleston in the Southern Conference tournament Friday morning, but the fifth-seeded UTC women edged fourth seed Samford 4-3 and will play in the semifinals today at 1 against No. 1 seed UNC Greensboro (17-5). The Mocs ended their season 14-9, increasing their win total for the third year in a row. The Lady Mocs (16-5) lost 5-2 last weekend to Samford but won the nearly five-hour rematch as Emily Hangstefer at No. 3 singles and Kaylene Chadwell at No. 2 rallied for three-set victories to close it out. Chadwell took the last four games for a 7-5 win after surviving a match point. UTC earned the doubles point with wins by Chadwell with Alexa Flynn and Hangstefer with Shaina Singh, and Jenna Nurik's win at No. 1 singles made it 2-0 before Samford (15-6) went up 3-2.

Football

• Former Soddy-Daisy High School and Austin Peay quarterback Gary Orr will start at that position tonight when the Chattanooga Generals indoor football team makes its debut at the Camp Jordan Arena. The Generals face the Chattahoochee Valley Vipers at 7 p.m., and general admission costs $10. Premium seating costs $15. Other likely offensive starters for the Generals, according to coach Rick Butler, are center Eddie Williams, guards Dominique Bacon and Michael Tribue, fullback Daccus Turman and receivers Derek Watson, Charles Owens Jr. and Mark Caldwell. Probable defensive starters are free safety Quinton Meaders, cornerbacks Ray Cheatham and Marcus Williams, linebackers Frank Padilla and Dorian Davis, noseguard Chris Tucker, end John Brown and "a combination of guys at the other end," Butler said Friday. He added that receiver Chris Shiverdeck from Alcoa and defensive back Montez Davis from Cleveland "will play." The team was formed late and "we are behind every team we play," Butler said, "but they've picked it up fast. Still, we don't really have guys with a lot of arena experience, and even though it is not a complicated game, it is a different one."

Softball

• GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- League pitcher of the year Dawon Millwood from Hixson pitched a five-inning one-hitter with six strikeouts as top-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne beat Tusculum 8-0 in the South Atlantic Conference softball tournament Friday. Millwood is 30-6 for the season. Carson-Newman stayed alive after a 5-1 loss Thursday to Tusculum by winning 10-4 over Mars Hill and 3-2 over Catawba. Against Mars Hill, Sara Kelley from Ooltewah High School was 2-for-4 with her ninth homer of the season and two RBIs, Shelby Robertson from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe was 2-for-4 and scored three runs and Bri Shoemake from Ooltewah also had two RBIs. Shoemake, who doubled in the run Thursday, was 2-for-2 and scored twice and Caitlyn Lance from Ridgeland homered and had two of the RBIs against Catawba; Kelley had the other.

• COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Melissa Davin was 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBIs and Tory Lewis from Girls Preparatory School was 1-for-2 with a triple, a run and an RBI as eighth-ranked Tennessee opened its weekend softball series at South Carolina with a five-inning 8-0 win Friday night. Lewis also stole a base.

• ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former Chattanooga Christian and Chattanooga State standout Laura Curtis was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for the Memphis softball team Friday, but the Tigers lost 8-7 to Central Florida in a Conference USA game. Kamri Chester from GPS was 0-for-0 but scored a run for Memphis. The teams started a second game, but it was suspended with the Knights ahead; it will resume Sunday.

Lacrosse

• ROME, Ga. -- Second-seeded Savannah College of Art and Design defeated third seed Tennessee Wesleyan 16-8 in a National Women's Lacrosse League tournament semifinal Friday at Shorter University. Kayla Nelson scored five goals and Charlotte Cutts and Britney Lukowski netted four apiece for SCAD (14-4). Tess Sasse scored two goals and Emily Clevenger had a goal and three assists for TWC (10-7), which will play for third place today at 2 p.m. Nicolette Dungee made 14 saves in defeat.

• ATLANTA -- The Sewanee men's lacrosse team stretched its winning streak to five with a 13-6 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Friday at Oglethorpe. The Tigers (11-4, 6-3) led 8-2 at halftime and dominated the shots total, 60-23. Ten Tigers scored goals, John Stiefel and Lincoln Leahy netting two apiece.

• SEWANEE, Tenn. -- Page Carpenter and Molly Arnold scored four goals apiece and Amy Nusbaum made 13 saves as Sewanee beat visiting Birmingham-Southern 19-8 in SCAC women's lacrosse Friday night. The Tigers are 9-5, 3-1 in the league.