Covenant Men Win at Averett 3-1

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Garrison Dale scored two first half goals to lift the Covenant men's soccer team to a crucial road USA South victory over Averett 3-1 on Friday afternoon at the Cougar Den in Danville.

The win keeps alive Covenant's chances of hosting a first round USA South tournament match next Saturday. The Scots (10-5-3, 4-3-1 USA South) are tied for the fourth and final host spot in the current standings with Methodist. Averett drops to 7-8-1 overall and 4-4 in league play.

Dale put Covenant on the board first in the 26th minute with his first goal of the match. The senior received a corner kick from Noah Wiersema and placed the shot into the net giving the Scots a 1-0 edge.

Averett would respond in the 33rd minute as Adil Iich knotted the score at one apiece with his eighth goal of the season, off an assist from Nathan Brown.

In the 43rd minute, Dale converted his second penalty kick of the season that put the Scots ahead for good at 2-1. The two-goal effort by Dale is the second in his career and the first since October 2, 2012 at Maryville.

Hudson Brock added the final tally in the second half as he dribbled through the Averett defense before getting his shot past keeper Martin Erenstedt making it 3-1. Brock is now tied for the team lead with Joel Friesen with six goals on the year.

Shuler Polk made six saves for Covenant as he worked all 90 minutes. Erenstedt recorded five for the host Cougars. Averett held a slight 16-15 edge in shots attempted, but Covenant had an 8-7 edge in shots on target. Wiersema and Dale each took three shots to lead the Scots.

Covenant will return to Scotland Yard on Wednesday night to host USA South foe Piedmont in the final regular season match. The Scots will also honor their four seniors during the night's activities. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. or 20-30 minutes after the women's game against Piedmont concludes.


Randy Smith: SEC Picks Week 10

With the release of the first poll by the College Football Playoff committee, it becomes more evident than ever that the SEC is the most dominant league in college football. Fans from other leagues can continue to complain about the sports media in this country being "SEC biased" all they want. The bottom line is this; the SEC is clearly where the best football is played, each and ... (click for more)

Covenant's Kaufmann, Burgess, Stanford Earn USA South Runners Of The Year, Head Coach

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Cross country runners Eliot Kaufmann and Beth Burgess were named the USA South Runners of the Year and head coach Katie Stanford was selected as the Coach of the Year on the men's side, announced the league on Wednesday morning. Kaufmann also earned Rookie of the Year accolades. Additionally, Stephen Dillon and Ruthie Cargill were Covenant's representatives ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex Fetches $15 Million

Walnut Commons, the first downtown apartment complex built in many years, sold for $15 million, one of the developers said. John Clark said the initial estimate on the project was $11 million and it wound up costing around $12 million to build. "We're very pleased with the sale," he said. Mr. Clark, along with partners David Hudson and Bob McKenzie, are selling their stock ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Principal Ronald Hughes Named Tennessee's 2014-15 Principal Of The Year

A Hamilton County elementary school principal and an Anderson County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee education. Ronald Hughes, principal of Apison Elementary School in Chattanooga, was named Tennessee’s 2014-15 Principal of the Year. He has served as principal at Apison Elementary for the past six years, and spent three decades working in Tennessee ... (click for more)

Congratulations To Ron Hughes

Hearty congratulations to Ron Hughes for being selected as Tennessee State Elementary Principal of the Year for 2014. Wherever Ron has been assigned as principal, he has exhibited strong leadership both academically and morally. His faith in God and his love for the students of Hamilton County have guided his actions and everyone that has benefited from the excellent education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Brittany’s Days Dwindle

So here we are, facing what is known as “Devil’s Night” before Halloween comes, and the almost macabre news now comes that Brittany Maynard, the beautiful girl who has chosen to end her life as soon as Saturday, is struggling to meet her own deadline. She has inoperable brain cancer and, at best, only months to live. The 29-year-old, who was married shortly before her devastating ... (click for more)