Sherlin, Copenhaver among Noll's foes and other sports news

Sherlin, Copenhaver among Noll's foes and other sports news

October 19th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Almost perennial Georgia State Golf Association player of the year David Noll Jr. of Dalton will be paired with Roswell's Billy Mitchell in four-ball match play this morning and alternate-shot foursomes this afternoon in the Southeastern Challenge Match at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee in Eatonton, Ga. The biennial event involves mid-amateur and senior golfers representing Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Noll's afternoon grouping will include former Bradley Central, Cleveland State and Lee University athlete Stan Sherlin of Montgomery, Ala., a 52-year-old member of the Alabama Golf Association board of directors and multiple state champion who tied for third last month in the Alabama Mid-Amateur tournament. Seventh-place Mid-Am finisher Robson Copenhaver of Scottsboro also is on the 12-man Alabama team. The competition will conclude Sunday with three-ball matches.


• Lee University overwhelmed a good Christian Brothers team 7-1 in Gulf South Conference women's soccer Friday evening in Cleveland, Tenn., but the men's game in Memphis wound up 1-1 despite a 22-5 shots advantage (10-1 on goal) for CBU. Summer Lanter began the scoring for the Lady Flames (8-3, 5-1) by following up her own blocked shot just 4:29 into the game, but CBU (9-2-2, 3-2-1) equalized on a Chelsea Cassacia header at 7:49. By 26:11, though, Ode Fulutudilu had scored on a breakaway and Leah Fortune on a direct kick for Lee, and Chloe Rader, Laura Thacker, Danielle Ciabattone and Fortune added second-half goals -- Thacker and Fortune from Debbie Rogers assists. Josh Ball scored for the Lee men (5-3-4) in the 24th minute from a cross by Jonathan Finlay, but CBU (6-6-1) netted the equalizer with just under five minutes left in regulation. Tom Halsall had nine saves for Lee

• Crystal Mackeyzk returned from an injury and assisted on all three goals as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga soccer team pulled out a 3-2 win over visiting Francis Marion (0-14) in Friday's game at Finley Stadium. Clare Latham netted a Mackezyk header from Andria Aurand's corner kick for UTC (5-9) in the 12th minute, and Kelly Crew made it 2-0 early in the second half. But Allie Duckworth and Chanel Harris goals from Yasmin Bunter assists at 50:23 and 63:14 tied the match before Monica Speth converted another Mackezyk pass into a lasting Mocs lead at 75:11. Taylor Mangrum made nine saves in the win.

• Berry College swept host Sewanee in Southern Athletic Association soccer Friday, 2-0 in the women's game and 3-0 in the men's. Kim Fischer scored from a Molly Johnson assist in the fourth minute of the doubleheader and Tessa Piety added a penalty-kick goal in the final minute of the women's game for Berry (10-3, 3-1). Sewanee (9-3-1, 2-2) led 14-11 in shots and 9-3 in corner kicks in that game. Josh Hughes, David Shaw and Evan Echols scored for the Berry men (7-4-2, 3-0-1), dropping the Tigers to 6-6-2, 1-3.


• Visiting UNC Greensboro won the first two sets and held on for a 3-2 win over UTC in Southern Conference volleyball Friday evening at Maclellan Gym. Sarah Batterton had 11 kills and Briana Reid had nine plus 14 digs in the 25-11, 25-16, 19-25, 18-25, 15-8 defeat for the Mocs (3-19, 2-5), who got 19 assists from Anne Bachmann, 16 assists and 15 digs from Catherine Chason and 25 digs from Melissa Green. Olivia Humphries had 14 kills for UNCG (11-9, 4-3), and Karrian Chambers and Vicky Harley had 13 and 12. "It is a tough loss, but we battled hard," Mocs coach Travis Filar said in a UTC release. "We rebounded really after the first two sets and gave it all we had against a great Greensboro team."

• The Bryan College volleyball team improved to 26-1 overall and 15-0 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with a 3-0 home win Friday over Milligan. Kara Stamper had nine kills and Carolyn Evans and Meghan Lowry added eight and seven for the Lady Lions in the 25-22, 25-18, 27-25 victory, while Corrie Walker had 18 digs and four aces and Taylor Fink had 30 assists.