Around the Region: UTC's women golfers rise to seventh at Furman

Around the Region: UTC's women golfers rise to seventh at Furman

September 24th, 2017 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

Monica San Juan shot a 4-under-par 68 Saturday at the Furman Golf Club as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team rose to seventh in the 17-team Lady Paladin Invitational. The Mocs shot a collective 1-over 289 for a two-day 592, one stroke behind Memphis. San Juan is tied for 14th individually at 146 and teammate Cristina Perez shares 19th at 148, while Megan Woods and Maddy McDaniel are at 150 and Holly Morgan is at 151. Daytona State is the team leader at 573, while Middle Tennessee State is third at 583 with Jenna Burris from Manchester tied for sixth individually at 143.


-The UTC volleyball team ended a five-match losing streak with a 3-0 Southern Conference home win Saturday against UNC Greensboro. The set scores were 25-23, 28-26, 25-18. Lauren Greenspoon had 37 assists, 12 digs and three aces and Ally Ford and Emily Plumlee registered 13 and 11 kills for UTC (8-8, 1-1), while Megan Kaufman had 23 digs.

-Lee University got its first Gulf South volleyball win of the season, 3-1 at Union (Tenn.) by the set scores of 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18. Silvia Sartori had 17 kills and 12 digs, Bailey Kress 11 kills, Kristi Farley 28 assists, Sadie Johnson 18 assists, MaKayle Beebe 19 digs and Allie Koepfer 16 digs with eight kills for Lee (7-3, 1-2).

-Covenant College took two 3-1 USA South volleyball wins Saturday at LaGrange, over Piedmont as well as the hosts. In the 25-12, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19 defeat of LaGrange, Hannah Harris had 15 kills, Ginny Moore 14 kills and 19 digs, Jessica Seehorn 13 kills and 11 digs and Schuyler Moore 44 assists, 13 digs and three aces. Hannah Stewart and Sara Delk added 12 and 11 digs. In the 25-12, 25-19, 27-29, 25-16 win over Piedmont, Covenant (8-6, 3-0) got 20 kills, 26 digs and five aces from Ginny Moore, 41 assists and 12 digs from Schuyler, 18 digs from Stewart, 17 digs and nine kills from Seehorn and nine kills also from Harris.

-Sewanee lost 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-17) to visiting Birmingham-Southern in Southern Athletic Association volleyball Saturday. Destiny Stewart had 14 kills and three aces for Sewanee (6-5, 2-2), which got 14 and 10 assists from Anna Wilson and Constance Connolly and 14 and 12 digs from Olivia Nichols and Peyton Parent.

-Bryan College won 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-17) against Columbia (S.C.) but Tennessee Wesleyan lost 3-2 to Allen (18-25, 27-25, 25-20, 13-25, 15-10) in Appalachian Athletic Conference volleyball Saturday. For TWU (5-11, 1-5), Avery Hilliard and Sydney Ritten had 12 and 10 kills and Tia Madden had 19 assists, 17 digs and four aces, while Elizabeth Houk and Kailyn Lillie had 15 and 14 digs and Gabi Catt had 11 assists and 11 digs. Bryan is 4-12, 3-3.

-Freshman Te'a Owens from Ridgeland High School had nine kills, two block solos and a block assist in Point's 3-0 AAC win Friday night against visiting Milligan. Cleveland High grads Marissa Langford (14 kills) and Kellee Geren (24 assists, 10 digs) were standouts in defeat. Owens had eight kills in Point's 3-2 win Saturday over Montreat.


-Sewanee's scheduled SAA soccer doubleheader Saturday afternoon at home against Berry was called off because of lightning in the area. The women's game has been rescheduled for Tuesday night. The men played 54 minutes Saturday, with Berry scoring a goal that ultimately didn't count, and waited through a 105-minute delay before the match was called.

-The Covenant women's soccer team lost 2-1 in a USA South game at Piedmont on a goal in the 83rd minute, and the Covenant men played to a 2-2 overtime draw at Averett after falling behind 2-0 in the first 14 minutes. Kyra Duble scored from an Addy Cronan assist for the Lady Scots (4-3, 0-1). For the Scots (2-6-1, 0-3-1), Josiah McDaniel scored from a Seth Robinson assist at 31:30 and Carl Simakoff netted a Josh Brower through ball at 87:00, and Jonathan Crossman made 10 saves.

-The Bryan women's soccer team lost 3-2 in overtime at Columbia (S.C.) College, dropping the Lady Lions to 4-3, 2-1 in the AAC. Bryan had a 14-11 edge in shots.

Field Hockey

-Ceara Caffrey scored four goals Friday night as Sewanee's field hockey team routed Lindenwood-Belleville, 8-1. Monica Bueso had a goal and an assist and Virginia Barry, Jo Jo Young and Abbie Wrather also scored for the Tigers (4-1), whose scheduled game today with Converse was canceled.


-UTC chancellor Steven Angle will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's noon luncheon meeting Monday at Finley Stadium, and the public is invited. Attendance costs $12 with a meal, $4 without.