Around the Region: Greg Privette, Neil Spitalny win Chattanooga TPC finals

Around the Region: Greg Privette, Neil Spitalny win Chattanooga TPC finals

October 2nd, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Greg Privette and Neil Spitalny were the winners in the Chattanooga TPC finals Sunday at Council Fire Golf Club. Spitalny won the senior division by beating Mike Poe 2 and 1, while Privette topped Jay Potter 3 and 2 in the regular division. In that division's semifinals, also held Sunday, Privette beat Richard Spangler 1 up, while Potter scored a 2 up victory over Joe Markham.

* The Dalton State College women's team moved up from No. 4 to No. 2 this past Friday in the NAIA Women's Golf Coaches' poll. SCAD-Savannah rose from No. 5 to No. 1, Brenau went from unranked to No. 3 and SCAD-Atlanta moved up from 10th to a tie for fourth. Dalton State also is No. 2 in the NAIA men's coaches' poll, behind Oklahoma City.


* Lee senior standout Summer Lanter scored in the 55th minute on an assist from Riley Rengels as the Lady Flames won 1-0 at North Alabama on Sunday in a Gulf South Conference match. It was Lanter's team-leading sixth goal of the season and pushed the Lady Flames' season records to 7-3 overall and 6-1 in the GSC. North Alabama dropped to 8-2 and lost for the first time this year in eight conference matches. Lee's Haley Gribler made eight saves to earn the shutout in goal, her third this season. North Alabama finished with a 14-12 advantage in shots overall and 8-6 on goal, but the Lady Flames made their early score count as they earned their third straight victory. They are tied atop the conference standings with North Alabama and Mississippi College but hold the head-to-head tiebreaker against both of those programs.

* Kyle Johnston turned a pass from Johnny McNeill into a goal in the 21st minute, and the Sewanee men's soccer team held on to turn that into the program's first victory — in nine tries — against Berry College. The 1-0 win in Southern Athletic Association play improved the Tigers' season records to 5-5 overall and 1-1 against league competition. Berry dropped to 3-5 and 0-2. Sewanee keeper Will Merriman made two saves to earn the shutout. Berry finished with a 14-11 advantage on shots, though the Tigers had five on goal to the Vikings' two.

Cross Country

* The Covenant College runners won both team titles Saturday at the Maryville College Invitational. The Covenant men filled nine of the top 16 places in the 8-kilometer race, led by Caleb Aikens (28:15.9), Matthew Tueller, Micah Sneller, Matthew Broussard, Matt Seitz and Jonathan George in second through seventh. Covenant's Lilly Smith (24:07.4) and Michelann Settle were second and fourth in the 6k, with Hannah Samuels ninth, Heather Hall 12th, Margaret Fitch 16th and Caroline Pepper 17th.

* Tennessee Wesleyan was second to Emory in the men's 8k and third with Dalton State ninth among 21 women's teams in the non-Division I races of Jacksonville State's Foothills meet Saturday at Oxford, Ala. TWU's Jonas Simon was 10th and T.J. Tupps was 19th individually (and counting sixth and 11th for points) in the 20-team 8k, and Mysteree Bottoroff and Hannah Rhodes were 13th and 15th in the 5k.


* Sewanee swept visiting Oglethorpe in an SAA match on Sunday, with the set scores 25-18, 26-24, 25-21 as the Tigers improved to 8-8 overall and 2-5 in the league. Oglethorpe fell to 2-10, 0-8. Statistical leaders for Sewanee were Destiny Stewart (19 kills), Claire Crowe (16 assists) and Peyton Parent (18 digs). Parent also had nine assists, Crowe added 14 digs and Constance Connolly had 10 digs and nine assists.

Field Hockey

* Sewanee lost 6-1 at Wittenberg on Sunday, with Ceara Caffrey scoring the lone goal for the Tigers (4-4), who led 1-0 early. Sewanee's Katya Waters made six saves, but Wittenberg (7-3) finished with a 20-5 advantage in shots.