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Staff file photo by C.B. Schmelter / Chattanooga Football Club midfielder Juan Hernandez has played for the team for five years.

The Chattanooga Football Club concluded its 32-match season Saturday night with a 2-0 home win over the Milwaukee Torrent. Juan Hernandez scored both goals, in the 71st minute and with an assist from Caleb Cole in the 81st. CFC finished the National Premier Soccer League Members Cup in third place at 4-4-2. After playing in the NPSL since its inception in 2009, the team will compete in a professional league for the first time next year as part of the new National Independent Soccer Association.

* Mercer Stout's 86th-minute goal from an Austin Berry pass gave the Covenant College men's soccer team a 2-1 win Saturday at William Peace and a 13-0 final record in the USA South regular season. Stout assisted on Josh Brower's equalizing goal in the 12th minute for the Scots (16-2-1 overall). Stout has 13 goals and Brower has 10 this season.

* Covenant's Lady Scots clinched the West No. 2 seed for their USAS tournament with a 5-0 win over Wesleyan (Georgia) at Chattanooga Christian School. Kailey Burrell and Lizzy Hightower each had a goal and an assist and Addy Cronan, Anna Robertson and Paige Simons also scored for Covenant (9-5-2, 6-1-1), which got other assists from Kyra Duble, Tori Deen and Riley Battenfield.

* Sewanee lost 5-0 to the nationally ranked Centre women and 3-1 to the Centre men in Southern Athletic Association soccer in Kentucky. The female Colonels (18-0, 7-0) outshot the Tigers (7-6-2, 4-2-1) 28-1, 14-0 on goal; Sam Bourgeois had nine saves in defeat. The Sewanee men (11-4-1, 5-2) scored on an Andile Tshuma header of a Thompson Schollaert cross before Alexander Garuba netted two of the three second-half goals for Centre (13-3-1, 6-1). The Colonels' 24-10 shots margin included an 18-2 final half. That left Sewanee third in the SAA regular-season standings.

 

Football

* Sewanee lost 51-12 to Trinity in a Southern Athletic Association game Saturday in San Antonio, with the hosts scoring on their first two possessions and rolling to victory. Wyatt Messex was 14-of-18 for 273 passing yards and four touchdowns and Chris Stewart caught seven passes for 114 yards and two scores for Trinity (5-2, 4-1), which led 30-6 at halftime. Brody Palmer kicked 30- and 46-yard field goals for Sewanee (0-8, 0-6), and quarterback Cooper Hancock scored on a 13-yard run with 7:25 left in the game. Hancock was 17-of-37 for 151 yards for Sewanee, and Micah Maes and David Traynor had eight and six catches for 64 and 41 yards. Pierce Johnson, Wesley Porter and Alex Coffield each had nine tackles, Johnson's including three for lost yardage.

 

Running

* Lee University had the first three finishers Saturday at Montevallo, Alabama, in winning the Gulf South Conference women's cross country meet for the third year in a row, and the Lee men finished second to the University of Alabama in Huntsville out of 12 teams. The Lady Flames' Celine Ritter (18:01.98), Chloe Flora (18:07.64) and Charlee Boxall (18:31.35) were first through third in the 5k and joined on the All-GSC first team by seventh-place Toni Moore. Olivia McClain, Becca Umbarger and Emma Clark made the second team at 14th, 15th and 19th. Lee won with 27 points to 75 for runner-up Union University, and Ritter was runner of the year, McClain freshman of the year and Lee's Caleb Morgan coach of the year. The UAH men had 35 points to 52 for the Flames, whose Casey Guthery, Caleb Eagleson and Moises Ponce were seventh through ninth and All-GSC first-teamers with Thomas Kelton, Will Stone, Ezekiel Harless and Adan Rodriguez second-teamers at 12th, 16th, 18th and 19th.

 

Volleyball

* After falling 3-2 in their battle Friday night against GSC leader West Florida, Lee's Lady Flames lost 3-1 Saturday to Auburn University at Montgomery (13-10, 5-4). The set scores were 25-20, 23-25, 25-13, 25-13. Hannah Upton had 10 kills and Abby Stroh and Bailey Kress each had eight for Lee (9-16, 2-8), while Hanna Matthews had 32 assists and a team-high nine digs. AUM hit .375 as a team.

* Bryan College hit .356 in a 3-0 Appalachian Athletic Conference home win (25-12, 25-16, 25-10) against Columbia College. Emalie Hicks had 11 kills, Gigi Ford nine, Anna Owens eight and Janie Smith (.462) and Paige Randolph (.429) seven apiece for Bryan (19-11, 12-7). Sidney Pierce had 26 assists, Jennifer Keck added 10 and Rheagan Kean and Ford each had 12 digs.

* Junior Destiny Stewart downed 10 kills and passed 1,000 for her Sewanee career as the Tigers beat visiting Oglethorpe 3-0 (27-25, 25-10, 25-18) in SAA play. Stewart has 1,006. Lilly Reilly added seven kills and Constance Connolly had 21 assists and 10 digs for Sewanee (16-9, 8-6).

* Covenant lost 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-15) to Maryville and won 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-12) over Berea in USA South matches in Decatur, Georgia. Against Maryville (20-6, 11-0), Covenant (8-16, 7-5) got eight kills and nine digs from Riley Howe, seven kills from Meriel Chupp and 21 assists from Leah Buys. Buys had 29 assists in the win, when Allie Jakes and Chupp had 13 and 11 kills and Emily Moore and Sara Delk provided 14 and 10 digs.

* Walters State repeated its TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII championship with a 3-0 victory (25-18, 25-15, 25-11) over Cleveland State in the 2019 tournament final Saturday at Chattanooga State. Cleveland State's Stephanie Burke and Sydney Allen were all-region selections, as were Brieana Hemphill and Dakota Rawiszer from Chattanooga State.

 

Field hockey

* Ceara Caffrey, Molly Wheeler and Alex Hornsby scored in the third quarter, the first two from Buckley Norman assists, and Sewanee won 3-2 in SAA play Saturday at Concordia Wisconsin. Sewanee is 4-9, 1-2 in league matches.

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

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