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.


McCallie 3rd, Boyd 8th In Latest Coaches Baseball Poll

McCallie is third in Division 2 AA and Boyd Buchanan is eighth in Class A in the latest baseball poll from the Tennessee Coaches Association. Class AAA 1. Arlington 24-2 1. Dobyns-Bennett 24-2 (Tie for top spot) 3. Dyer County 24-5 4. Siegel 22-4 5. Clarksville 20-4 6. Hardin Valley 21-3 7. Brentwood 20-2 8. Bartlett 23-5 9. Houston 23-6 10 Mt. Juliet 19-4 ... (click for more)

Wesley Cash, USA 55s Advance in Tennis Worlds

Wesley Cash and Sue Bartlett posted doubles wins Wednesday to lead their respective teams to victory in the 2014 ITF Seniors World Team Championships in Boca Raton, Fla. Cash teamed with Michael Tammen for a 6-1, 6-1 win as USA (2-0) defeated Switzerland (0-2), 3-0 ,in the Men's 55s. USA singles wins went to Dan Waldman and Mark Vines. ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced on Thursday, Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., as his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)

Use The Current Rail System Already In Place - And Response (2)

Why spend $20 million or more on an unproven system to run from the Southside of Chattanooga when we already have the beginnings of a system?  The question apparently has surfaced of why the Choo Choo City doesn't have a rail line. We do have a rail line with the Tennessee Valley RR Museum and their hardware. And they already make runs from the Southside to close to Enterprise ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning. The NLRB judge certified the VW workers’ February vote to turn away the UAW at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen manufacturing plant ... (click for more)