Seven Lady Scots Named To All-Conference Soccer Team

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Covenant College's Kathryn Allison, Katelyn Newsome, Mary Buys, Sheri Koenig, Mo Cross, Anne Charlotte Strawbridge, and Hannah Bales were all announced as 2012 Great South Athletic Conference All -Conference selections on Thursday afternoon. Strawbridge also earned All-Freshman honors.

Covenant's seven members on the 22-player team were the most in the conference, just one ahead of Salem's six. Covenant finished the regular season with a 15-4-1 record and claimed a share of the GSAC regular season title, along with Salem, after going 9-1 in league play.

Allison, a senior from Birmingham, Ala., scored two goals this season, including a game-winner against Huntingdon on October 13. Allison teamed up with Koenig (Senior; Pamplin, Va.) and Buys (Junior; Luverne, Minn.) to form an imposing back line that allowed just 14 scores all year, resulting in a team goals against average of 0.69.

In addition to her defense, Buys also chipped in two goals on the year.

Newsome led the Lady Scots with nine goals on the season, including the game-winning score in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Berry. The senior from Aichi Gun, Japan, had a two-goal match in a 4-0 victory over Greenville on September 21. Covenant is 8-0 this year when Newsome scores a goal.

Playing just her second year of soccer at Covenant, senior Mo Cross has asserted herself nicely. Cross, a native of Charlotte, N.C., had five goals and led Covenant with five assists this season. She is second on the team in points with 15 and has two game-winning scores, including the lone goal in a crucial 1-0 win over Salem in late September. This is the second straight year that Cross has earned all-conference accolades.

Bales has also played a large role in Covenant's success this season. The keeper has allowed 13 goals this season (0.88 GAA) in 19 games. She has four individual shutouts, but has assisted in several others as Covenant has 11 total shutouts this season. During a stretch of 10 matches in the middle of the season, Bales and the Lady Scots allowed only two goals and had eight shutouts.

In just her freshman season, Strawbridge has contributed significantly. The freshman from Ocala, Fla., tallied a goal and an assist this season but also played a key role in Covenant's defensive effort throughout the season.

Covenant will await to see who they will face in the NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament on November 16.

PHOTOS: Around The Game At Arkansas-Tennessee

Lee Men Win 2-1 Over Spring Hill College

 Thanks to the head of senior captain Gabe Franco the Lee men's soccer team moved to 2-0 in the Gulf South Conference with a 2-1 victory over Spring Hill College on Sunday afternoon. Franco scored his first goal of the season in the 70th minute to put the Flames ahead for good as he connected on a header set up from Drew Jackson's cross.  All three goals were ... (click for more)

Erlanger Names Floyd Chasse As Vice-President Of Human Resources

Officials with the Erlanger Health System announce the appointment of Floyd Chasse, M.S., SPHR, as the organization’s new vice-president of Human Resources.  Mr. Chasse assumes his new position at Erlanger on Monday. Prior to his position with Erlanger, Mr. Chasse served as vice-president of Human Resources at McLaren Greater Lansing in Lansing, Mi., a university affiliated ... (click for more)

Triple Murder Suspect, Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, Captured In New Orleans

Less than a day after being placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, Daniel Lee Henry was captured Saturday night in New Orleans, La.  Shortly after 8:30 CST, Henry, 38, was taken into custody without incident at a hotel by authorities from the United States Marshals Service Task Force, which includes law enforcement officers from the New ... (click for more)

Welcome The Bike Lanes

In just the last week, I’ve driven from North Chattanooga to downtown using North Market numerous times.  I’ve timed it and it has added no extra time to my commute.  In fact, cutting North Market down to one lane slowed folks down and made me feel safer while driving, which is actually the point of the road project. On top of that, I saw an adorable family biking ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Want Our City Back

Late Saturday morning, there was a driving rain as I took my khakis to be hemmed by Bruce Baird, who owns a wonderful menswear store on Broad Street, and it was glaringly obvious that what the crazies among us have done with a looney bike-lane scheme is ridiculous. There are concrete barriers, reducing Broad Street to two lanes of traffic, which I believe will impede downtown businesses ... (click for more)