UTC run­ners win Berry meet

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The Uni­ver­sity of Ten­nessee at Chat­tanooga won the women’s ti­tle and was the men’s run­ner-up Satur­day morn­ing in the Berry In­vi­ta­tional cross coun­try meet. UTC’s Emily Poole was sec­ond in­di­vid­u­ally in 22:24.92 in the 6-kilo­me­ter race, and team­mates Kennedy Thom­son, Han­nah Cald­well and Bri­anna Nel­son were sixth, ninth and 12th with Ni­cole Buehrle, Sophia Neglia and Ju­lia Hen­der­son 14th through 16th. Covenant Col­lege’s Lilly Smith was 10th as both Scots teams were sixth in the 24- and 20-team fields. Ge­or­gia was sec­ond with 65 points to the Mocs’ 39 in the 6k, and Berry and Ken­ne­saw State were third and fourth. The UTC men were sec­ond to Berea in the 8k with Mark Britt, Nathan Wat­son and Ryan Ge­belein sev­enth, ninth and 13th and Jonathan Boyd 31st. Covenant’s Caleb Aikens was 23rd. Se­wa­nee was eighth in the 6k, 11th in the 8k; Dal­ton State’s women were 11th.

› Led by a first-place and school-record fin­ish from Chris­tian Noble, the Lee Uni­ver­sity men were fourth out of 43 full teams Fri­day in the Roy­als Cross Coun­try Chal­lenge in Char­lotte. And the Lady Flames were fifth among 45 teams. David­son’s women and Queens’ men were team win­ners. Be­side Noble’s 20-sec­ond 8k vic­tory in 23:27, Lee’s Caleb Ea­gle­son was 12th, Jared Her­zog 38th, Casey Guth­ery 44th and Ben Ta­bor 52nd. Lee’s Chloe Flora was eighth in 17:29 in the 5k with Charlee Box­all 21st, Amy Car­pen­ter 24th, Lo­gan Her­nan­dez 48th and Becca Um­barger 58th.


› UTC lost 3-1 Satur­day in vol­ley­ball at Western Carolina, leav­ing each team 4-4 in the South­ern Con­fer­ence and tied for third place. The set scores were 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18. Dani Szczepan­ski had 14 kills with a .344 hit­ting per­cent­age for UTC (8-13), while Mikaela Gau­threaux had 11 kills, Gylian Finch 10 kills and 11 digs, Jaque­lyn Lang­haim 42 as­sists and 10 digs and Me­gan Kauf­man 22 digs. Mi­randa Elpers and Bai­ley Ben­nett added 12 and 10 digs.

› De­spite 14 and 11 kills by Alex Reuter and Sil­via Sar­tori, match­ing the two highs for West Alabama (17-5, 10-2), Lee Uni­ver­sity lost 3-0 (28-26, 25-12, 25-20) in a Gulf South Con­fer­ence match Satur­day. Also for Lee (10-12, 8-3), Hanna Matthews had 33 as­sists and 10 digs and MaKayla Beebe and Al­lie Koepfer had 17 and 14 digs.

› Covenant pulled out two 3-2 USA South vic­to­ries Satur­day at De­mor­est, Ge­or­gia. So­phie Puer­tas had 46 as­sists and 11 digs and Emily Moore had 35 digs for the Lady Scots (11-10, 9-1) in a 15-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-1 rally past LaGrange, when Alexa Spurl­ing, Han­nah Harris and Al­lie Jakes had 13, 12 and 11 kills and Harris and Han­nah Ste­wart added 13 and 11 digs. In a 22-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 15-6 de­feat of host Pied­mont, Puer­tas had 50 as­sists and 14 digs, Moore 34 digs, Harris 14 kills and 21 digs, Meriel Chupp also 14 kills, Ri­ley Howe 12 kills, Ste­wart 13 digs and Leah Buys 11 digs.

› Se­wa­nee lost 3-1 (25-13, 15-25, 25-11, 25-15) to vis­it­ing Birm­ing­ham-South­ern in a South­ern Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion match. Des­tiny Ste­wart had 11 kills and Con­stance Con­nolly set 27 as­sists for the Tigers (15-7, 5-5), and Lilly Reilly had 14 digs. Jeneva Sal­ter had 21 kills for BSC (16-5, 9-2).

› Syd­ney Rit­ten had 12 kills and Kal­yse Gar­rett had 27 as­sists as Ten­nessee Wes­leyan won 3-0 in three close sets (27-25, 25-22, 26-24) in Ap­palachian Ath­letic Con­fer­ence play at Truett McCon­nell. Wes­leyan is 13-14, 9-5.


› Af­ter two straight-sets wins Fri­day in the ITA Ohio Val­ley Re­gional at the Cham­pi­ons Club, UTC fresh­man Lily Holmes won her B Flight quar­ter­fi­nal Satur­day over Lip­scomb fresh­man Mad­dox Bandy from GPS, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, but then lost 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4) to Clarie Sul­li­van of Mem­phis. UTC’s Emma Van Hee, Caro­line Hall, Polina Golop­utova and An­nie Tar­wa­ter won con­so­la­tion matches Satur­day. In men’s re­gional con­so­la­tions in Knoxville, UTC fresh­man Kerim Hy­att beat Ball State and Pur­due play­ers.


› Kai­ley Bur­rell scored two goals and Paige Si­mons and Lizzie Bird each had a goal and an as­sist as Covenant way­laid vis­it­ing LaGrange 10-0 in USA South women’s soc­cer Satur­day. Kyra Du­ble, Carter Steed­ley, Grace Buys, Han­nah Rode­haver, Molly Kate McClearn and Gina Hunger­ford also scored and Addy Cro­nan and Sarah Agee had two as­sists apiece for the Lady Scots (8-6-1, 5-2), who out­shot LaGrange (4-8-1, 1-5) 41-1 with a 19-1 mar­gin in on-goal shots and a 10-0 ad­van­tage in cor­ner kicks.

› Ten­nessee Wes­leyan beat Blue­field’s men 2-0 and took a for­feit win over Blue­field’s women in AAC soc­cer. Yuri Parisotto’s scis­sor-kick score from a Ben Timms cross in the 29th minute was the win­ning goal for the Bull­dogs (10-4, 5-2), who led 22-8 in shots and 11-5 on goal. The Lady Bull­dogs are 6-5-1, 6-2-1.

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