Covenant Men Win 3-0, Host USA South Match Saturday

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Covenant men's soccer team said farewell to four seniors before Wednesday night's home regular season finale against Piedmont. Once the action began on the pitch, the Scots made sure it was not the last home match of the season.

Garrison Dale, Snoopy Davidson and Michael Arango all had goals to lead Covenant to a 3-0 victory over Piedmont at Scotland Yard. The win clinched a home match in the first round of the USA South tournament on Saturday.

Covenant (11-5-3, 5-3-1 USA South) will host Averett on Saturday at a time yet to be officially determined. The Scots earned the fourth-seed after the victory and a Ferrum loss at Methodist earlier in the day.

Dale, Matt Hudnut, Barrett Schmidt and Shuler Polk were all recognized before the contest for their efforts both on and off the field as members of the Scots soccer team. Combined, the group had a GPA of 3.35 while accumulating 43 wins, and counting, on the field.

Dale got the scoring going in the 34th minute of play. After Davidson was taken down inside the 18-yard box by Piedmont keeper Kenneth Hearn, who was yellow carded on the play, Dale converted his third penalty kick of the year and fifth goal overall to put the Scots ahead 1-0.

Though Covenant dominated the first half, outshooting the Lions 16-2, the Scots held on to a slim 1-0 lead at the half.

The score stood at 1-0 until the 77th minute when Davidson found the back of the net, assisted by Hudson Brock. Brock controlled the ball on the left side of the bax before crossing it quickly to Davidson who knocked it in for his sixth goal of the season.

Arango would add the final tally in the waning seconds of the second half as he took a throw-in from Danny Knight and headed the ball in. It was Arango's fourth score of the year.

Overall, Covenant had a 32-4 edge in shots and 16-2 in shots on goal. Hearn made 12 saves while Polk tallied two for Covenant. Davidson took 12 shots to lead the Scots while Hudnut added seven.

Check back here frequently for more updates on the time of Saturday's USA South tournament match.



Dalton State's Simmons Named National Player Of The Week

Carnilious Simmons of Dalton State has been named the NAIA Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Simmons was chosen for his performances from January 8 – 14 and was selected out of a pool conference award winners.  NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week Carnilious Simmons, Dalton State (Ga.) 6-7, Sr., F, Atlanta, ... (click for more)

UTC's Wharton Announces Staff Changes, Additions

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton announced changes in titles and responsibilities, along with additions to the Mocs athletics staff today.  Senior Associate Athletics Director Scott Altizer is now UTC’s Deputy Athletics Director, and Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) Laura ... (click for more)

Snow Reaches Chattanooga on Tuesday Afternoon, But Brings Little Accumulation; Many Schools, Most Courts Closed Wednesday

Snow began falling in downtown Chattanooga early Tuesday afternoon, but there was little accumulation.  The National Weather Service issued a special statement on Tuesday night warning of icy roads. It says:  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL  9AM EST  WED ...VERY COLD TEMPERATURES AND PATCHY ICE ON ROADS THROUGH  WEDNESDAY MORNING... TEMPERATURES ... (click for more)

Young Gets 23 Years In North Chattanooga Murder

Abram "AB" Young pleaded guilty on Tuesday morning to a murder in North Chattanooga and was sentenced to 23 years in prison. Young was 17 at the time of the 2015 slaying of 19-year-old Charles Holsey during a drug deal behind the Kangaroo on Dallas Road. He is now 20. Prosecutor Cameron Williams said the sentence for second-degree murder will be served at 100 percent. Young ... (click for more)

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you, Dr. King for stepping-out.  Thank you for your lasting voice to what it's all about. Thank you, Dr. King for  stepping up and also showing-up, ...when decisions were being made and  your refusal  to shut-up.  We find your fingerprints on both directions and toward progress.  your modeling, mentoring,  and reactions helps ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vulgar Trump & More

Nothing rankles me more than seeing obscenities and vulgarity that appears in today’s liberal media, not to dare mention our public forum. Understand, I will use “damn” when no other word will fit as well. I’ll use “hell” as an exclamation point sometimes and I also may quote an aggressor in a story where he threatens to whip another’s “ass.” But our President reached an all-time ... (click for more)