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Covenant College's soccer teams advanced Saturday to USA South tournament semifinals, but the West Division No. 2 seed Lady Scots (10-5-2) needed Addy Cronan's 86th-minute goal on a deflected corner kick and Kailey Burrell's overtime score to edge East No. 6 North Carolina Wesleyan 2-1. Burrell was assisted by Kendyll Freeman at 98:23. They will play East No. 1 Greensboro on Friday at Maryville, which beat Methodist 4-0 and next faces Salem. The West No. 1 Covenant men (17-2-1) also won 2-1, over LaGrange, and will host the semifinals and play East No. 2 Greensboro on Friday. Josh Brower assisted on a Parker Owen goal and scored at 72:41 from an Aaron Riggs assist.

* The top-seeded and 17th-ranked Tennessee Wesleyan University men's soccer team defeated Columbia International 5-3 in an Appalachian Athletic Conference quarterfinal, and No. 2 seed Bryan nipped Milligan 2-1 on Brad Spooner's goal at 85:39. Jamie Clark had equalized early in the second half for Bryan (9-5-2). Kyle Wynne netted two goals, Montel McKenzie had an assist and a goal and Tom Lake and Callum Howe also scored for TWU (15-2-2), which led 5-1 at halftime.

* The Sewanee men's soccer season ended Saturday with a two-overtime 2-1 loss to visiting Millsaps in a Southern Athletic Association quarterfinal. Severin Velasco scored at 80:30 for Sewanee (11-5-1).

Running

* While Furman was winning both Southern Conference cross country championships for the seventh year in a row Saturday in Johnson City, both University of Tennessee at Chattanooga teams finished sixth among 10 schools. UTC's Makenzie Jones was 10th in the women's race and second-team all-conference, and Lesley Green and Mattie Parker made the all-freshman team.

* Covenant's Brendan Yeager finished sixth and on the All-USA South men's first team Saturday at the league cross country meet at Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and the Scots' Micaiah Allison and Matthew Seitz were 10th and 11th in the 8k and second-team all-conference. Jonathan George was 18th and a third-teamer as well as an all-sportsmanship selection. Covenant tied Piedmont for second out of 13 teams behind runaway winner Berea, which had the first five finishers and six of the first seven. Covenant's women also were second to Berea with Piedmont third, and the Lady Scots' Sarah Kate Lipperd was fourth individually and first-team all-conference with all-sportsmanship Maggie Henry eighth and heading the second team. Nichole Rittgers was 21st, making the third team, and Ashleigh Baker was 23rd and earned honorable mention.

Volleyball

* Last-place UTC battled SoCon co-leader and host East Tennessee State University before falling 3-2 Saturday night. ETSU (20-4, 11-1) prevailed by the set scores of 29-31, 25-15, 25-20, 15-25, 15-7. The Mocs (5-19, 0-11) endured their 14th consecutive loss, but five of the past six have been 3-2. Gylian Finch had 15 kills, Sarah Root 11, Maia Rackel nine, Brianna Anderson eight plus 15 digs and Maddie Halsey 40 assists and 12 digs in defeat. Megan Kaufman led in digs with 16. ETSU's Lauren Hatch had 29 kills.

* Despite 15 kills and 20 digs by Quinne Daoust, Lee University lost 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 26-24) in Gulf South play Saturday at West Alabama. Hanna Matthews had 39 assists and 12 digs, Bailey Kress 12 kills, Abby Stroh nine kills and 18 digs and Micaela McMichen 18 digs also for Lee (9-18, 2-10).

* Covenant beat Piedmont 3-1 and Brevard 3-0 in USA South matches in Decatur, Georgia, and finished third in the West Division at 9-5 in league play. As the USAS tournament begins Tuesday, the Lady Scots (10-17 overall) will face Piedmont again at 5 p.m. EST at West No. 2 Huntingdon, which will play the winner at 7:30. Jess Chesrown and Alexa Spurling had 15 and 14 kills and Leah Buys had 36 assists against Piedmont, and Emily Moore had 18 digs. Against Brevard, Spurling had 11 kills, Allie Jakes eight and Buys 27 assists.

Football

Sewanee lost 49-25 to visiting Millsaps on Saturday. The Majors dropped the Tigers to 0-9, 0-7 in the Southern Athletic Association, with four touchdown passes from Amryn Jeffrey, two each to Austin Russell and Moise Tezzo. Russell totaled 208 yards on 11 receptions and Jeffrey was 23-of-32 for 377 passing yards. Millsaps (5-3, 3-3) also rushed for 267. Sewanee ran for 126, 81 coming on a first-quarter touchdown for George Morrice, and Cooper Hancock was 17-for-35 for 142 yards, with two interceptions and a 5-yard scoring throw to Cyrus McCullough. The Tigers' Alex Coffield had 15 tackles with seven solo stops, three for loss, a sack and a forced fumble, and Pierce Johnson totaled 12 tackles with eight solos and one for loss.

Basketball

* Lee's teams handily won their exhibition games Saturday, 102-59 over the Grace College women and 74-55 over the Tennessee Wesleyan University men. For the Lady Flames, Taylor Boggess and Lindsey Roddy scored 17 and 13 points with 4-of-6 and 3-of-5 3-point shooting, Camryn Grant and Becca Cheeks scored 16 and 12 on a combined 11-of-13 shooting and had seven rebounds each, Haley Schubert scored 10 and Abby Bertram had nine assists and matched Schubert with five steals. Kentrell Evans led the Lee men with 17 points and seven assists, while Quay Kennedy had 16 points and three blocked shots, Parker Suedekum 13 points, five assists and four steals, Ryan Montgomery 12 points and four assists and Josh Lowe nine rebounds. TWU's Bryant Bernard scored 14 points, and Ty Patterson had 10 rebounds with nine points.

* UTC women's coach Katie Burrows will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's November meeting Monday at noon at the Chattanooga Masonic Center across 20th Street from Finley Stadium, and the public is welcome. Attendance costs $10 with a meal, $4 without and parking is free. Burrows' Mocs open their season Wednesday at Belmont.

Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at rbush@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6291.

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