Lady Mocs Soccer Falls To 0-8 In Conference Play

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team fell 3-0 Friday night at Elon in Southern Conference action. The Mocs fall to 5-11 on the year and 0-8 against the conference. Elon improves to 12-2-4 overall and 6-1-2 in league play.

The Phoenix, ranked fourth in the nation in scoring offense, scored twice in the first half, but the Mocs managed to hold them to just one goal in the second half. Senior keeper Taylor Mangrum (Franklin, Tenn.) secured 12 saves, her second double-digit saves game this season.

“We played a very strong team,” Chattanooga head coach J.D. Kyzer said of Elon. “They have only lost once in the conference and they’re the No. 4 scoring team in the country. We had three corners tonight and that was three scoring opportunities we couldn’t capitalize on. We didn’t have a lot of scoring chances tonight.”

Elon got on the board in the 11th minute on the first of three goals by Nicole Dennion and assisted by Kimmie Krauss on a breakaway down the left side and a shot to the right post. Her second goal was less than three minutes later. She took a pass from Olivia Mackey and headed it in over Mangrum to give the Phoenix a 2-0 lead.

The Mocs held off the Elon offense the remainder of the half. Dennion recorded the hat trick just over 10 minutes into the second half. She scored from inside the box near the right post and was assisted by Jennifer McGorty and Marissa Russo in the 57th minute.

“She’s a very talented player,” Kyzer said of Dennion. “She beat us on two goals, but her second was really a technical error on our part. The ball just bounced over Taylor’s head.”

Elon outshot the Mocs 25-4 with 15 shots on goal. Sophomore Loryn Queen (Lanesville, Ind.) had two of Chattanooga’s four shots with both on goal while the Mocs remaining shots came from junior Crystal Mackezyk (Columbia, Tenn.) and junior Allie Maguire (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

“I thought we did a good job of holding them off and defended the best we could, but they had more people on the bench than on our active roster,” Kyzer said. “With all of our injuries, we were worried about a team that is high profile in scoring and able to substitute seven players at a time. We basically played against three fresh teams.”

The Mocs will travel to UNCG for a Sunday afternoon matchup in Greensboro, N.C. The game is set to kick off at 2 p.m. Live stats as well as streaming video will be available on the schedule page at GoMocs.com.

 

Scoring summary:

No.    Time       Team   Goal scorer                 Assist

1.      10:58       ELON    Dennion, Nicole (11)    Krauss, Kimmie

2.      13:43       ELON    Dennion, Nicole (12)    Mackey, Olivia

3.      56:43       ELON    Dennion, Nicole (13)    McGorty, Jennifer

                                                                        Russo, Marissa


Bradley Detectives Investigating Death Of 18-Month-Old Child; Foul Play Not Suspected At This Time

Detectives in the Bradley County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the death of an 18-month old child that occurred Saturday evening.   Multiple phone calls into the 911 Communications Center led to patrol deputies responding to a residence on Lowery Street, N.E. Upon arrival deputies discovered a deceased child inside the residence, which ... (click for more)

Corker Says President Trump's 1st International Trip "Executed To Near Perfection"

Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Sunday praised President Donald Trump for his first international trip.   He said, “I spoke with President Trump at length this morning and told him that I could not be more pleased with his first international trip. The trip was executed to near perfection and it appears the president ... (click for more)

Silence Ain’t Golden Anymore

There are times – moments – in life that you never forget. That night in 1972, sleeping over at my buddy Bart’s house, was one of them. We had been to a middle school concert and his big brother was in the band (very cool stuff for a 14-year-old!) and as we lay on the floor in our sleeping bags in Bart’s room he said he wanted to play a record that his brother listened to. And, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Memorial Day In Just Six Seconds

John Kelly, who is now our Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was among the greatest of all generals in United States history as a leader in the Marine Corps. In 2010 he was speaking to the Marine Corps’ Semper Fi Society in St. Louis when – towards the end of his talk – he offered what I believe is the most brilliant explanation of what Memorial Day is that I have ... (click for more)