published Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Ex-Owl Marshall 4th in Division II

Tusculum College senior running back Brian Marshall from Ooltewah High School is fourth nationally in NCAA Division II with 210.67 all-purpose yards per game this football season. The former Owls star had the third most in school history and the most ever by a Pioneers running back with 258 in last Saturday's win over North Greenville. He is seventh in the nation with 35 yards per kickoff return. Tusculum quarterback Bo Cordell is tied for first with 424.67 yards of total offense a game and is second with 405 passing yards per game.

Soccer

• Lee University midfielder Leah Fortune was honored as Southern States Athletic Conference women's soccer player of the week for her role in two weekend wins. She scored two goals in the 3-2 overtime defeat of then second-ranked Lindsey Wilson, which dropped to third in the NAIA poll with four-time defending national champion Lee moving up to second this week.

• Emmanuel Awotula came back to a proven source for more of the same. The Tennessee Temple University women's soccer coach has liked what he's seen this season from freshman Liz Adams, who as a Sale Creek student played for Hixson High. Tuesday morning he signed Hixson senior Elizabeth Miller for next year. Miller, a former East Ridge Express club player, said getting a chance to play with Adams again was part of her attraction to the Lady Crusaders -- and that Temple is in town. "She reminded me a little bit of Liz," Awotula said. "She has great footwork and composure, and she's another player we can bring up to score for us. And it's great to get another local kid." Said Hixson coach Jeff Dean: "She'll fit in well with his program. She's an extremely hard worker and she's a smart player. She's a lot like Liz -- I can play her just about anywhere on the field."

• Tennessee Temple's scheduled men's soccer game Tuesday night at Martin Methodist was canceled.

Volleyball

• CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Lee University volleyball team dominated winless Truett-McConnell in winning 25-7, 25-4, 25-10 in SSAC play Tuesday. Lauren Williams and Paula Martins floored 10 kills each on .692 and .667 hitting, and Nicole Sumida added nine on .643 success. Kalyn Helton had eight kills and Courtney Wilson had 15 assists for Lee (10-6, 3-1).

• FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Bryan College volleyball team won 25-13, 25-18, 25-16 over Reinhardt and 25-16, 14-25, 25-14, 25-22 over host Emmanuel on Tuesday. Chelsea Breaden had 12 kills and Carolyn Evans and Bridgette O'Brien added nine and seven against Reinhardt, when Taylor Fink had 33 assists and 12 digs and Corrie Walker made 13 digs. Breaden and Evans had 13 and 10 kills and Fink had 31 assists and 16 digs against Emmanuel for Bryan (14-6), and Walker had 17 digs.

• GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tusculum edged Carson-Newaman 19-25, 25-16, 27-29, 25-21, 15-11 in South Atlantic Conference volleyball Tuesday night, but Rachel Harper from Boyd-Buchanan had a team-high 14 kills and Kristen Pickett from Cleveland had 35 assists and 15 digs in a losing cause.

• SEWANEE, Tenn. -- Sewanee lost 25-20, 25-20, 25-22 to visiting Centre College in Southern Athletic Association volleyball Tuesday night, but Jamie Sue Wilson had 12 kills and seven digs in defeat and Rachel Schuman set 23 assists. Jamie Kosman led the Tigers (4-4, 1-2) with 10 digs.

General

• Dr. David Phillips, a Harvard-educated physician who is nationally ranked as an Ironman triathlete and has been an All-American swimmer, will speak on sports and nutrition Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn on Shallowford Village Drive. His appearance is being billed as a community service from Juice Plus, with no charge to attend. Phillips' lecture is promoted as being for "elite athletes and people with chronic disease, for doctors and patients, for parents and weekend warriors, coaches and trainers ... Type A personalities and Type II diabetics, and vegetarians and meat eaters." Free parking is on site. Phillips has competed for Team USA at the International Triathlon Championships.

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