The first two college goals for freshman Faith Gober highlighted the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's 4-1 soccer win Thursday at Alabama A&M. Hollie Massey gave UTC a quick lead with an unassisted goal in the seventh minute and added an assist for Bailey Gale in the 88th. Gale set up Gober's second score with a pass in the 77th minute. The win made the Mocs 4-2-2 and dropped the Bulldogs to 2-5.
* The still young Cleveland State men's cross country program raced into the NJCAA national rankings this week — all the way to 14th place. "I am super proud of this men's team," coach David Kyle said in a school release. "They started working hard in the summer and have continued since we started practice. They are a coach's dream. They work hard on their own, and they do everything you ask them to do. Determination, desire, work ethic and heart are all attributes they possess. They wanted to be ranked and recognized, and I think they deserve to be. If we stay healthy, I believe we can crack the top 10." The Cougars' next meet is Sept. 27 at Maryville College.
* Sewanee finished third out of 14 women's teams and fourth out of 12 men's teams in the North Georgia Cross Country Invitational last Saturday at Oakwood, Georgia. The Tigers' Molly Joseph was seventh individually and Ellie Herron and Ann Chapman Haynes were 21st and 26th in the 5-kilometer race. In the men's 8k, Sewanee's Bram Atkins was 12th overall with the best Division III time, and Jack Barganier and Ash Midyett finished 17th and 19th.
* Gary Clouse of Winchester, Tennessee, was in ninth place after the first round Thursday of the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma. His five-bass limit totaled 12 pounds, 3 ounces. Stetson Blaylock of Benton, Arkansas, led with 15-9.
* Led by freshman Alisa Marie Caraballo's third-place individual finish of 155 for 36 holes, the Bryan College women's golfers began their season with a fourth-place team showing Monday and Tuesday at Lindsey Wilson's Blue Raider Fall Kickoff at Columbia, Kentucky. The hosts won at 619; Bryan's total was 670. The Lady Lions' Taylor Williams was eighth individually at 158, and Mya Blevins was 21st at 174. Union College's Whitney Messer was the medalist at 148.