The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team wound up 3-0 in its Chattanooga Classic with a 3-2 win (22-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-12) over Manhattan and a 3-0 defeat (25-15, 25-13, 25-22) of North Alabama on Saturday. Dani Szczepanski had 13 kills and four aces, Gylian Finch and Sarah Root had 10 kills apiece and Maddie Halsey had 44 assists and eight kills against Manhattan for UTC (5-5), and Megan Kaufman and Finch had 13 and 10 digs. Maia Rackel and Brianna Anderson added nine and seven kills. Against North Alabama (2-6), Halsey — chosen the tournament's most outstanding player — had 32 assists and 14 digs while all-tournament selection Finch had 13 kills, all-tourney honoree Kaufman had five aces with 10 digs and Szczepanski and Anderson downed 10 kills each.

* Lee lost 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-18, 25-20) to Florida Southern and 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-13) to the University of South Carolina Aiken in the latter's tournament Saturday and now is 4-3. Freshman Abby Stroh led Lee in kills in both matches with 16 and seven, and Hanna Matthews set 35 and 14 assists. Quinne Daoust had 10 kills and 17 digs against Florida Southern, when Micaela McMichen had 20 digs.

* The host Tigers in the Sewanee Invitational followed 3-0 victories over Centre and LaGrange on Friday with 3-0 wins Saturday, 25-8, 25-19, 25-14 against Mississippi University for Women and 25-14, 25-17, 25-15 against Agnes Scott. Sewanee is 8-3. Against Centre, which counted as a conference match, Lilly Reilly had 16 kills and five aces, Destiny Stewart had 11 kills and 10 digs and Constance Connolly had 35 assists. Connolly had 21 assists and Lexi Williams added 10 against LaGrange, when Stewart led with eight kills and Reilly and Olivia Nichols each had seven. That win was the 200th as a college head coach for Nancy Mueller-Culver. Macy Gardella and Gray Shiverick had seven and six kills, Connolly 25 assists and Anna Ball 11 digs against MUW, and Nichols had eight kills and four aces against Agnes Scott.

* Covenant College earned its first win in eight 2019 matches, 25-22, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23 against visiting Oglethorpe (4-3), as Riley Howe had 15 kills and 20 digs and Leah Buys contributed 42 assists, 14 digs and three aces. Lindsey Stephens, Meriel Chupp and Grace Logterman had 11, 10 and nine kills, and Emily Moore had 18 digs.

* Bryan College rose to 9-4, 4-1 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, with a 25-13, 26-24, 25-22 win over visiting Brenau in which Gigi Ford had 16 kills and 14 digs. Rheagan Kean had 18 digs, Jennifer Keck 17 assists, Jaleigh Rogan 14 assists and Janie Smith eight kills.


* Lee's cross country teams dominated the UTC Twilight Meet on Friday at Camp Jordan Park, and the host Mocs were the Division I winners in both races. UTC got the maximum 15 points in the men's 7k against Alabama State and Tennessee State, led by Jonathan Boyd in 14th place overall in 22:19.9. The Mocs' Jake Etheridge, Ryan Gebelein, Nathan Watson and Connor Duncan filled the next four DI spots. Lee men were first and third through 10th and won the 10-team overall competition with 19 points to 95 for runner-up Emory, with Montevallo third and UTC fourth. Will Stone (21:29.9), Dawson Reed, Caleb Eagleson, Thomas Kelton and Casey Guthery comprised the Flames' first five, and Derek Gallardo and Diego Guzman from sixth-place Cleveland State were 11th and 13th. Lee won the 12-team 4k with 27 points to UTC's second-place 62 and Georgia State's 63, and the Mocs won the five-team DI group with 29 to 32 for Georgia State, which had the overall winner with Lotte Meyberg in 13:32.2. Lee's Chloe Flora (13:37) and Celine Ritter (13:43) were second and third with Hannah Spooneybarger fifth, Charlee Boxall seventh and Toni Moore 10th and UTC's Makenzie Jones (13:59) fourth, Lesley Green ninth, Sophia Neglia 13th and Ashlynd Broling 17th. Kathryn Vradenburgh of sixth-place Dalton State was 11th.


* The Covenant men's match Saturday at Brevard was stopped late in the first half by severe weather and will be replayed from the start when it is rescheduled. Covenant led 1-0. The Covenant women dropped to 0-4-1 with a 2-0 loss at Belhaven, whose keeper made seven saves.

* The Sewanee men won 3-0 Friday night at East Texas Baptist and by that score again Saturday night at LeTourneau. Thompson Schollaert had two assists and Tashinga Vhumisai, Zach Birkhead and Ben Vaeth scored goals Friday, and Schollaert and Vhumisai each had a goal and an assist Saturday. James Murray totaled six saves in the two shutouts for the Tigers (4-1-1).

* Sewanee's women scored the first goal and the last three in a 4-2 win Friday night at Emory & Henry. For the Tigers (1-2-1), Isabel Washko netted two go-ahead goals, Addie Romershauser had a goal and an assist, Niki Gorski scored the final goal and Kiera Giacomini set up two with corner kicks.

Field Hockey

* Sewanee followed its 7-0 field hockey home win Friday against Southern Virginia with a 5-0 defeat of the same foe Saturday, as Ceara Caffrey had two goals and an assist and Alex Hornsby had the first goal and an assist. Hannah Bradley and Molly Wheeler also scored for the Tigers (2-3).

Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at or 423-757-6291.