Notre Dame Soccer Edges Grace, 2-1

ND, CCS Advance to State

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Liz Ciabattone's goal off a corner kick in the 79th minute gave host Notre Dame a 2-1 win against Grace Baptist in girls soccer Saturday night and sent the Irish to the TSSAA A-AA state quarterfinals Wednesday in Murfreesboro.

Notre Dame led 1-0 at halftime after Emma Higgins scored in the 10th minute, but Grace evened the score on Emily Clark's goal in the 51st minute.

Mckenzie Nadeau took the corner kick and put the ball in the box before Ciabattone's goal.

Chattanooga Christian defeated McMinn Central, 5-1 this afternoon and also advances to the A-AA state tournament.

The TSSAA state tournament bracket should be released Sunday.

"We had a lot of chances to score, but couldn't find the back of the net for the winner until Liz put it in," said Notre Dame coach Jim Schermerhorn now in his 12th season.

Best Record: "I am proud of our team to reach the sectional finals and we set a school record for wins as we finished the season 18-4-1," said Grace coach Gretchen Hammel who played on the school's first girls team as an eighth grader in the fall of 1991.

"Credit to Notre Dame as they are faster, bigger and more physical that we are."

Solid Keepers: Both goalkeepers - Taylor Green for Notre Dame and Abby Bosco for Grace - played solid in the nets. Bosco's biggest stop in the second half came in the 63rd minute as she made a good save on Sofia Olenchek from 10 feet in front.

Notre Dame has won six straight after a 4-4 tie with Science Hill Oct. 8 and Green has allowed only three goals in those six wins.

Notre Dame 2, Grace 1 

Grace 0 - 1- - 1

Notre Dame 1 - 1-- 2

Records: Notre Dame (11-6-4)  Grace (18-4-1)

 

contact B.B. Branton at William.branton@comcast.net


UTC's Russ Huesman is Quarterback Club Speaker Today

UTC head football coach Russ Huesman is the scheduled speaker for today's Chattanooga Quarterback Club lunch at Finley Stadium at noon. The lunch is open to the public and the cost is $10. Coach Huesman will talk about the upcoming NCAA playoffs as the Mocs are a No.8 seed and will host the Eastern Kentucky-Indiana State winner Sat. Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. at Finley Stadium. ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern Win Two at Welch College Invitational

After two narrow losses in their past two games, the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats took out their frustrations in a big way at the Welch College Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. Over the weekend. The Bobcats thumped St. Louis Christian on Friday night, 81-44, before whipping Appalachian Bible College in Saturday’s finale, 91-42, to improve to 2-4 overall on the season. ... (click for more)

Attorney Says Member Of DA Staff Said She Was Having Sex With Judge At Time He Was Presiding Over Kiser Death Penalty Case

An attorney testified Monday that a member of the District Attorney's staff told him she was having sexual relations with the judge in her division at the time of the Marlon Duane Kiser death penalty case. Attorney Hank Hill said he and his wife ran into Cindy Richardson, former victim/witness coordinator in the courtroom of Criminal Court Judge Steve Bevil, at the North Shore ... (click for more)

Grote Hall At UTC To Reopen Tuesday After Sinkhole Is Deemed To Pose No Danger

Grote Hall at UTC will reopen on Tuesday after a thorough inspection determined that a sinkhole posed no danger. The campus building was closed on Monday with all classes cancelled. But classes are back on for Tuesday and employees are to report. Officials said the sinkhole was caused by a broken section of stormwater piping that serves the nearby Holt Hall. It was found ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Faculty Has No Business Being Involved In Hiring Decisions

This letter will hopefully bring some clarity to the recent situation created by the faculty of Chattanooga State Community College. It is based upon my tenure as a member of the faculty at Chattanooga State Technical Institute, the transformation to Chattanooga State Community College, and my service as the financial and administrative officer at Chattanooga State until my retirement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UVa --Time For Change

The University of Virginia is, by any measure, one of the finest universities in the world. I have long admired it, whether covering dozens of sports events, cavorting with countless friends, or benefitting repeatedly from the surgical skills of the late world-class humanitarian Frank McCue. But today there is a terrible pall over “Mr. Jefferson’s university” – no, make that a ... (click for more)