Covenant Volleyball Wins In Five Over Oglethorpe

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Covenant volleyball team wrapped up the regular season portion of its schedule on Tuesday night facing non-conference foe Oglethorpe on the road. The match went five sets before Covenant pulled out the victory 28-26, 21-25, 25-22, 14-25, 15-11.

Covenant clinches its third consecutive 20-win season with the victory as the Lady Scots stand at 20-10 overall. Oglethorpe falls to 5-18 on the year.

Hannah Rogers led the Covenant attack with 18 kills while Chelsea VanDyk had 14 kills, five block solos and three block assists. Stephanie Kirkpatrick narrowly missed a triple-double with a season-high 51 assists to go along with 23 digs and eight kills. Cora Schroeder also recorded a double-double with 13 kills and 21 digs.

Estes Carlson and Anna Swain added in 20 and 17 digs, respectively.

Covenant rallied in the first set to take a 28-26 victory as they scored three of the final four points on the strength of kills from VanDyk and Caroline Cone. Oglethorpe would knot the match at 1-1 by scoring five straight points to end the second set.

Oglethorpe would jump out to a 6-1 lead in the third set before Covenant rallied with six straight points. The set went back-and-forth until the Lady Scots slowly built a slim lead. Schroeder would end the set with a kill. Oglethorpe would cruise in the fourth set to send the match into the fifth.

After Oglethorpe cut a Covenant lead to 11-10 in the fifth set, the Lady Scots scored four of the next five to end the match. Rogers had two kills during the stretch and Swain added one.

McKenna Bondarenko led Oglethorpe with 23 kills while Anna Marie DiSalvo had 47 assists.

Covenant will have the third-seed from the South Division and begin the USA South Conference tournament on Friday at 3:00 p.m. in Martinsville, Va., against North second-seed Meredith.


Mocs Advance Three Singles, Two Doubles To USC Upstate Tennis Finals

The Chattanooga Mocs continued its strong play at the USC Upstate Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C., today.  Three advanced to Sunday’s main draw finals in singles action, while two UTC tandems are in main draw championships in doubles. It will be an all-Chattanooga final in the Green singles draw tomorrow.  Junior Kayla Jones, the top seed in the bracket, cruised ... (click for more)

Covenant Volleyball Splits At Oglethorpe

After a tough loss to Maryville on Friday night, the Covenant volleyball team was back in action on Saturday afternoon at Oglethorpe University for a tri-match. The Lady Scots fell in five sets to unbeaten Millsaps in the day's first match before sweeping host Oglethorpe in the second match. With the split, Covenant goes to 10-6 overall on the season. In the first match, ... (click for more)

Man Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Takes Own Life In County Jail

Justin Dale Bradley died in the Hamilton County jail Saturday morning. Notification was received from the Hamilton County 911 Center at   12:50 a.m. ,   regarding an inmate found unresponsive.   Jail personnel found the male inmate unresponsive in his cell and initiated C.P.R. while notifying Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. ... (click for more)

Democratic Chairman Roy Herron Announces He Will Not Run For 2nd Term

Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced Saturday at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman. “I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends ... (click for more)

You’re Right With Lamar

One of Tennessee’s favorite sons, Davy Crockett, coined an oft-used phrase:  “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Being sure is quite important, but may be difficult in this election cycle. The Democratic nominee campaigning against Lamar Alexander is a man whose radio ads call for “change,” “fair” taxes and more jobs.  Sounds good, huh?   ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Okay … here we go. A number of readers have complained that I haven’t shared any jokes that my friends send to my email address so on a weekend when our Volunteers and Mocs are idle, let’s laugh a little:   I was sitting in a bar one afternoon with an old friend knocking back a few beers when he said, "You know, if we're not careful we'll end up like those two old drunks ... (click for more)