Flames fall 1-0 in NCCAA final and other sports news

Flames fall 1-0 in NCCAA final and other sports news

December 8th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Joao Olveira's rebound goal in the 33rd minute held up as the difference as Southern Wesleyan University edged Lee University 1-0 for the National Christian College Athletic Division I men's soccer championship Saturday afternoon at Kissimmee, Fla. SWU (16-6-2) outshot Lee (13-5-6) 7-2 in the first half, but the Flames had advantages of 6-3 in shots and 6-2 in corner kicks in the second half of the defensive struggle. Tom Halsall made two saves in defeat.

• Beth Morgan from Manchester, Tenn., was one of three Cumberland University women's soccer players honored Friday as NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes for 2013. Morgan is a junior psychology major with a 3.65 grade point average. CU's other two honorees are from Canada.

Volleyball

• Lee University's first volleyball season as an NCAA Division II program ended Saturday in the semifinals of the NCCAA Division I national tournament in Kissimmee, Fla., with a 3-0 loss to top-seeded Point Loma Nazarene. Paula Martins had 15 kills, giving her 104 for five full matches and two one-set playoffs in the tournament, and Camil Martinez had 29 assists and 14 digs in the 27-25, 25-13, 25-23 defeat for Lee (22-11).

Running

• Four of five Bryan College runners who began the indoor track season Friday night on the state-of-the-art hydraulic Mondo surface of Birmingham's CrossPlex recorded personal best times. Alex Stephens was third with an NAIA-meet qualifying time of 8:34 in the first heat of the men's 3000-meter run, and teammate Anthony Simpson was fourth in 8:44, an NAIA B qualifier. Bryan's Madison Yates won the second heat with a PR 9:11, more than seven seconds ahead of the runner-up. The Lady Lions' Hannah Schroeder was fifth in her 3000 heat in 11:13, and Michelle McLeod's 11:32 beat her best time from last year by 11 seconds.

General

• Huntsville Times columnist Mark McCarter will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's noon luncheon meeting Monday at Finley Stadium, and the public is invited. Admission costs $10 with lunch, $4 without. McCarter, a three-time Alabama Sports Writer of the Year, is a Chattanooga native who began his career with the Chattanooga News-Free Press.