Senior setter Hanna Matthews from Ooltewah registered 44 assists as the Lee University volleyball team improved to 3-0 for the season with a 3-1 home win Wednesday night against Spring Hill College. The set scores were 25-20, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19. Abby Stroh had 16 kills and 14 digs, Bailey Kress 13 kills, Quinne Daoust 12 kills and 29 digs, Micaela McMichen 34 digs and Hannah Longley 13 digs for the Lady Flames, who play this weekend in a tournament at USC Aiken. Spring Hill is 1-4.
* Bryan lost 3-1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23) in Appalachian Athletic Conference volleyball Tuesday at Montreat. In defeat for the Lady Lions (7-4, 2-1), Anna Owens had nine kills, Gigi Ford and Janie Smith added eight and seven, Rheagan Kean totaled 20 digs and Jaleigh Rogan had 16 assists and 11 digs. Kean, by the way, repeated as AAC defender of the week for her 45 digs in eight sets last week. Likewise, Milligan's Kellee Geren from Cleveland repeated as setter of the week after totaling 165 assists (with 31 digs) in 16 sets. She had 63 assists in one 3-2 win.
* Covenant College dropped to 0-7 in volleyball with a 3-1 loss (25-16, 25-10, 15-25, 25-8) Tuesday night at Trevecca Nazarene, which is 3-2.
* Lee's golf Lady Flames finished in a tie for sixth Tuesday in a tournament packed with nationally ranked NCAA Division II teams at Carmel, Indiana. No. 19 Lee closed with a 302 for a 54-hole 913, matching No. 10 Limestone. Fourth-ranked host Indianapolis won at 883, No. 9 Findlay was second at 889, No. 5 Lynn and No. 13 Saint Leo tied for third at 896 and No. 1 Barry was fifth at 902. Lee senior Haverly Harrold was 13th individually at 223, and sophomore teammate Emily Felix was 23rd at 229. Freshman Supuschaya Srinchantamit and sophomore Carson McKie shot 232 and 234. Lynn's Helen Kruezer was the medalist by 10 strokes with a 9-under-par 207, including a second-round 65.
* Southern States Athletic Conference member Dalton State College continued its early-season men's soccer run through the AAC with a 2-2 draw Wednesday night at Point University. They played two overtime periods, leaving Point at 1-2-1 and the Roadrunners at 4-1-1. Noah Thomas scored both goals for Dalton State from assists by Santiago Moore. The DSC women (1-2) won 5-0 Tuesday at Johnson in Knoxville, with a 30-1 dominance in shots and a 13-1 advantage in shots on goal. Andrea Lopez had two goals and an assist, Adriana Delgado and Selina Vazquez each had a goal and an assist and Andrea Soto Calderon also scored.
* Led by four goals from Jodi Butler, host Bethel University routed Bryan's women 10-0 on Tuesday. The Wildcats (3-0-1) had margins of 22-1 in shots and 18-0 on goal. Bryan is 1-4.
* Four representatives of the Baylor Swim Club and two each from McCallie/GPS Aquatics and Carpet Capital Aquatics made USA Swimming's 2018-19 Scholastic All-America team for excellence both in the pool and academically. Selection requires meeting a national time standard in a swimming event and having a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The Baylor honorees are current seniors Alex Borisov and Will Tippett and alumni Jameson Mitchum and Addison Smith, now freshmen at Claremont McKenna College and Princeton, respectively. McCallie/GPS's Jake Marcum, now at Indiana, and Grayson Payne also made the prestigious list along with Jonathan Shaheen and Payton Woodring from the Dalton club.
* Cleveland State was the only two-year school in the UNA Invitational cross country meet last Saturday in Florence, Alabama, but the Cougars finished sixth out of 10 men's teams and Erik Martinez and Diego Guzman were ninth and 10th individually in their first collegiate 8-kilometer race. Teammate Derek Gallardo was 22nd among 92 runners. The Lady Cougars were 11th out of 12 teams.