published Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Lady Scots advance on Bethany Logan's goal

Bethany Logan's early goal stood up as the difference in Covenant College's quarterfinal win in the USA South women's soccer tournament. The sixth-seeded Lady Scots (10-8-2) won 1-0 at third-seeded Averett University on Monday to complete the final four field. They will play Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Martinsville, Va., against second-seeded Piedmont. Top-seeded Maryville College, coached by Tennessee Wesleyan hall of famer and former Chattanooga high school coach Pepe Fernandez, will face fifth seed Meredith at noon; Maryville beat LaGrange 3-1 on Saturday with Allyson Hale from South Pittsburg and St. Andrew's-Sewanee School scoring the final goal. Logan scored 3:35 into Monday's match from a Rachel Bernard assist, and no one scored the rest of the way, despite 20 shots by Averett (12-6-1) and seven more by Covenant. The favored hosts had a 9-3 edge in corner kicks. Hannah Bales was credited with seven saves in the shutout.

• Laura Thacker and Summer Lanter scored in the first 10 minutes and the Lee University women's soccer team, the former NAIA power now in NCAA Division II, beat the NAIA's sixth-ranked Cumberland Lady Bulldogs 3-0 on Monday. Leah Fortune, who assisted on Thacker's goal at 4:38, added a goal from an Ode Fulutudilu pass in the 75th minute for the Lady Flames (12-3-1). Lanter leads the team with 12 goals; Fortune has 10. Haley Gribler made four saves.

Golf

• Counting a 70 by Brian Owens and 71s by David Noll Jr. and Chase Jones in the final round Sunday of the Georgia Team Championship golf tournament matching amateurs from clubs throughout the state, Dalton Golf & Country Club surged to a three-stroke victory at The Georgia Club in Statham. Dalton G&CC was two strokes behind Houston Lake CC after Saturday's four-ball format -- when Noll shot a 65, Owens and Jones had 68s and teammate Brandon Kimmerling had a hole-in-one -- but finished with a 15-under-par 345 and its third GTC title. Houston Lake was second, one stroke ahead of the host club.

Tennis

• The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Kayla Jones finished Blue Draw singles play in the Memphis Collegiate Invitational tennis tournament Sunday with a 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 win over Miami's top player, Christian Raymond, and two UTC doubles teams won final Gray Draw matches. Sophomores Alison Storie and Jovana Pecovski finished third by beating an Abilene Christian duo 8-1, and juniors Kaylene Chadwell and Claire Mulyadi won the consolation bracket with an 8-4 defeat of another ACU player teamed with a Tulsa netter. UTC's Alexa Flynn and Kelsey Coots edged yet another ACU tandem 8-7 in the Blue Draw.

Rowing

• Chattanooga's Lookout Rowing Club earned a silver medal and a bronze in the mammoth Head of the Hooch regatta this past weekend on the Tennessee River. The LRC's women's open 4x boat finished second and its women's masters lightweight 1x took third. Also, UTC's mixed open 4-plus boat had a fourth-place finish.

Basketball

• Freshman Erika Woodfin from Dade County scored 22 points on 6-of-6 3-point shooting and junior April Besley from Dalton had 19 points and 11 rebounds as Reinhardt University's NAIA women's basketball team lost 85-81 to NCAA Division II member Columbus State in an exhibition game Saturday. Payton Smith from Sonoraville led the Lady Eagles with four assists. With Reinhardt down by 10 at halftime, Woodfin scored 19 points and Besley tallied 15 in the second half.

Baseball

• The Chattanooga Cyclones K baseball team ended its fall season at 21-5-2 by going 2-0 in the rain-shortened South Carolina Diamond Devils Fall Wood Bat Classic this past weekend in Charleston, S.C. The Cyclones beat the Devils 17s 8-3 with Trevor Mercer contributing a two-run hit and a run scored, Seth Hickman scoring twice and Alex Barbree saving a win for Ricky Vaughn. Cade Evans had an RBI and a run in that game and had three hits and two runs in a 6-2 defeat of the Low Country Lightening, when Noah Hill had a two-run double and Nic Gaddis got the pitching win with relief from Palmer Steventon.

Softball

• The Lady Moc RBI Club will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the press box at Jim Frost Stadium, and the public is welcome.

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