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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golfers were in fifth place — just ahead of Penn State — after Sunday's two rounds in the 11-team Grandover Collegiate tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina, and that was without counting the Mocs' best score. Playing as an individual, Leon Bader was in second place by a stroke at 3-under-par 141 with a first-round 68. The UTC team followed a 293 with a 307 for a 600, 16 shots behind host and leader UNCG with one round to go. Rutgers was second at 586. The Mocs' Matt Smith and A.J. Lintunen (individual) were tied for 16th at 149, Connor Nolan was tied for 19th at 150 and Will Porter, Oliver Simonsen and Dominic Jones (individual) shared 25th at 151.

 

Soccer

* Samford secured a share of its sixth successive Southern Conference women's soccer regular-season championship with a 1-0 home win Sunday over UTC. The Bulldogs (10-3-5, 7-1-1) are seeded No. 1 for the conference tournament, which starts Wednesday for the Nos. 7-10 seeds. UTC (9-6-3, 4-4-1) is seeded sixth and will play in a quarterfinal at 4 p.m. Sunday at No. 3 seed UNCG. Samford's goal came in the 57th minute from Alyssa Frazier, converting a pass by Nikki Bario. Ashton Shields made 15 saves for the Mocs, who were outshot 23-9, including 16-4 in shots on goal.

* Lee University likewise dominated the statistics but won only 1-0 in its Gulf South Conference women's game Sunday at Auburn University at Montgomery (1-12-1, 1-7-1). Emma Higgins scored from a Carly Smoltz assist in the 78th minute for the Lady Flames (11-3, 6-2), who had margins of 22-6 in shots, 9-1 in shots on goal and 8-0 in corner kicks. Taylor Green registered a one-save shutout while her AUM counterpart made eight saves. The schools' men's teams play Monday evening in Montgomery.

* Jonathan Ricketts had three goals and an assist in Bryan College's 6-2 Appalachian Athletic Conference men's win Saturday at Milligan, after the Bryan women lost 2-0 in the regular-season finale. Complementing Ricketts with the Lions (8-5-2, 8-2-1) were Brad Spooner with a goal and an assist and Lucas Mattos and Josh Cash with a goal apiece, and Haaris Hussain and Artur Dombrowski had assists. They had margins of 21-9 in shots, 13-5 in shots on goal and 10-2 in corner kicks. The Milligan women (10-4-1, 10-2-1) dominated the Lady Lions (9-9, 8-5) 19-3 in shots and 12-0 in on-goal tries, with a 14-1 shots difference in the first half when Caragan Treola allowed both goals but made nine saves.

 

Football

* For the second time this season, Austin Peay senior quarterback JaVaughn Craig from Chattanooga and McCallie School is the Ohio Valley Conference football offensive player of the week. He scored two touchdowns and passed for five in the Governors' 58-21 win at Tennessee Tech on Saturday. The five touchdown throws tied a school record. Even in rain, Craig was 16-for-23 for 294 passing yards and ran seven times for a game-high 84 yards. The 58 points are the most in an OVC road game in Govs history.

 

Basketball

* Dalton State College began its basketball season Saturday night with an 87-52 home rout of Oakwood University from Huntsville, Alabama. The Roadrunners jumped to a 24-4 lead and eventually got it to 43 points at 82-39. Jordan Young had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his DSC debut, while Rodley Adjei scored 14 points and Randy Bell and Kevon Tucker had 13 and 12 with six and four steals. C.J. Perry added 10 points.

 

Field Hockey

* Sewanee's field hockey team won 3-2 at Concordia Wisconsin for the second straight day Sunday, but this one required five shootout rounds and two rounds in a sudden-victory scenario. The Tigers (5-9) won the shootout 5-4, the winner coming from Caroline Sugar on her second score in the extra sessions. Buckley Norman and Ceara Caffrey (from a Norman assist) had tying goals for Sewanee in regulation time, and Norman also made two tries and Jo Jo Young one in the shootout.

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

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