Peyton McCollum recorded a hat trick as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's soccer team overcame an early deficit and closed its regular season with a 3-1 win at East Tennesssee State University in Southern Conference play Sunday. ETSU led after a fourth-minute score, but McCollum had goals in the 32nd, 58th and 71st minutes — Skylar Brewer assisted on the third — as the Mocs (4-12-2, 2-6-1) ended their losing streak at four matches. Lauren Thomas made five saves for UTC, which begins play in the conference tournament by facing Virginia Military Institute at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Finley Stadium.
* The Lee University soccer teams swept a Gulf South Conference doubleheader Sunday against visiting Union University, with the men winning 3-1 and the women winning 1-0. Lauren Peters was assisted by Summer Lanter for the lone goal for the Lady Flames (10-4-2, 9-2-0), who got two saves from Haley Gribler in the shutout. In the men's match, Quade Marinell, Jose Orellena and Arturo Rocha scored, Danny Johnston and David Perez had assists and Tom Halsall made 10 saves for the Flames (11-3-2, 6-1-1).
* Second-seeded Lucas Plesky of UTC beat top seed Alejandro Valencia of Kennesaw State 6-1, 6-1 Sunday in the championship match of the Georgia Southern Fall Invitational tennis tournament. The Mocs' Nick Wingord won the third-place match 6-1, 0-6, 6-1 over GSU's Marvin Spiering, and Derrick Brown completed a three-win backdraw run after two Friday losses. UTC players won 11 matches in all the last two days.
* Chattanooga's Neil Spitalny was one of four amateur golfers who went 3-0 for the weekend as their team beat a group of 16 professionals 20-12 in the Tennessee Challenge Cup Matches at Stonehenge Golf Club in Fairfield Glade. Spitalny won with Mike Poe of Athens in both the four-ball and foursomes rounds Saturday and helped the amateurs go 11-5 in singles on Sunday. Poe lost 1 up. Among area pros, Ooltewah's Josh Webb had a halve and two wins, including 1-0 over renowned amateur Tim Jackson of Germantown, and Richard Rebne with Craig Lee and Kelvin Burgin with Greg Wyatt went 1-1 in duo play. The pros lead the series 28-19.
* Megan Woods opened with a 1-over-par 73 and the UTC women's golf team was ninth among 20 teams after Sunday's first round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Kiawah Island, S.C. Emily McLennan, Cris Perez and Monica San Juan each shot a 74 and were tied for 32nd, nine places behind Woods, who also shared her spot. The Mocs' 7-over-par 295 was nine shots off the pace of leader Campbell, which was a shot ahead of Kennesaw State and two shots up on Furman. Isabella Loza (80, tied for 81st) also competed for the Mocs. The 54-hole tournament continues today and finishes Tuesday.
* UTC's men are 10th among 14 teams after the opening day of the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate, with the Mocs shooting a 17-over-par 593 in 36 holes Sunday at the Grandover Resort East Course in Greensboro, N.C. Purdue leads at 543, four shots ahead of North Carolina. The Mocs' Wes Gosselin is tied for 16th after rounds of 72 and 70, and Stuart Thomas (73-75 — 148, tied for 43rd), Brooks Thomas (75-75 — 150, tied for 57th), Andrew Weathers (74-79 — 153, tied for 67th) and Lake Johnson (76-81 — 157, tied for 74th) also competed for UTC. Kory Webb, who's competing as an individual, is tied for 30th after rounds of 71 and 74. The tournament concludes today.
* Sewanee lost 3-1 to visiting Rhodes in Southern Athletic Association play Sunday, winning the opening set 31-29 before falling 25-21, 25-14 and 25-12. Diamond Stewart had 18 kills and 11 digs to lead Sewanee (10-14, 3-11), Walker Buxton had a team-best 23 assists to go with nine digs, Caroline Montgomery added nine kills and Sara Jayne Sutton had a team-best 18 digs.
* Sewanee beat host Hendrix 5-1 Sunday in SAA play in Conway, Ark., with Carrie Anderson notching two goals for the Tigers (10-4, 4-3), Virginia Barry, Emma Hogan and Hannah Tompkins — she had one assist —also scoring and Caroline Brenna recording three saves.