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.


Ensworth Ranked No. 1 In Divison II-AA

If the 11 head coaches in Division II-AA know anything about their classification, this year’s BlueCross Bowl Division II-AA game will involve two midstate teams – Ensworth and Brentwood Academy. Both should field great teams but whether they both reach the finals has a lot to do with how the brackets are drawn up. Only time will tell what happens here. Here’s how Division ... (click for more)

Caballero Tops Stolz In Match Play Final

KNOXVILLE -- Brendon Caballero defeated Chattanooga's Zac Stolz, 2 and 1, in the final of the 11th Tennessee Match Play Championship at the Holston Hills Country Club. Caballero, from Brentwood, beat Michael Monroe, 4 and 3, in a semifinal. Stolz advanced to the final with a 4 and 3 win over Matt Cooper. In he Senior Division, Tony Green defeated Tim Jackson, 1 up. (click for more)

Harr Outlines $40 Million Plan For Chattanooga Light Rail System

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Ron Harr on Monday outlined a $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park. In a speech to the Chattanooga Engineers Club, Mr. Harr said most cities looking at such an ambitious plan "would be facing costs of over a billion dollars." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $7 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)