UTC soccer falls to Alabama State and other sports news

UTC soccer falls to Alabama State and other sports news

September 2nd, 2013 by Ron Bush in Sportlocal

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer team lost 3-2 at Alabama State on Sunday. The Mocs (1-2) rallied twice to tie the match with Crystal Mackezyk scoring on a penalty kick in the 36th minute and Clare Latham tying the match 2-2 in the 67th minute assisted by Skylar Brewer. But India Pleasant scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute. UTC outshot Alabama State 16-14, and Mocs keeper Lauren Thomas made seven saves in goal.

• Ashley Johnson's goal in the final minute gave Bryan College a 2-1 women's soccer win Saturday night against Cincinnati Christian -- and coach Mark Sauve's 50th win at the Dayton school. Emily Lambert scored from an Alex Kuh assist in the 36th minute for Bryan, which had advantages of 15-8 and 7-3 in corner kicks, but Kymmy Owens netted a Lauren Wisecup pass for the visitors seven minutes later.


• The UTC volleyball team started strong but lost Florida A&M 3-2 as the Georgia Tech Invitational concluded Sunday in Atlanta. The Mocs (0-3) won the first set 26-16, before dropping the next two sets but rallied for a 26-24 win in the fourth. But the Rattlers won the deciding set 15-10 to claim the victory. Freshman Allie Davenport had 15 kills in 13 digs for her first collegiate double-double, and she had a team-high three solo blocks. Sophomore libero Catherine Chason had 16 digs to lead UTC. Despite going winless on the weekend, UTC sophomore Julimar Alvarado was named to the all-tournament team after getting 22 kills and 23.5 points on the weekend. The Mocs will open their home schedule this week as the hosts of the Country Inns & Suites invitational. Play begins Thursday when UTC will take on Tennessee at 7 p.m. in Maclellan Gym.

Field Hockey

• Three first-half goals and strong goaltending led visiting Bridgewater to a 5-2 NCAA Division III field hockey win Sunday at Sewanee. The host Tigers (1-1) had advantages of 22-12 in shots and 14-8 in shots on goal, but Jessica Balsano made 12 saves for the Virginia team. Sewanee outshot Bridgewater (2-0) 12-5 in the opening half but trailed 3-0 on scores by Megan Gould, Taylor Prillaman and Caroline Augsburger. Carrie Anderson and Karen Dawson scored in the second half for Sewanee.