Lady Mocs Soccer Travels To Under Armour Border Classic

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team heads to Boiling Springs, N.C., this weekend for the Under Armour Border Classic hosted by Gardner-Webb. The Mocs will take on host Gardner-Webb Friday night at 7 p.m. and then South Carolina State Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

 

CHATTANOOGA • 2-2 overall, 0-0 Southern Conference

Head Coach: J.D. Kyzer (USC Spartanburg, 1985) • 14th season

The Mocs posted a 2-1 win over UNC Asheville last week and head into the Gardner-Webb Under Armour Border Classic with a 2-2 overall record. UTC holds a slight scoring edge over its opponents and has nine goals on the season. Junior Crystal Mackezyk has a team-high three goals and seven points. Sophomore Hannah Wyatt has a team-best two assists to go along with two goals and is second on the team in scoring with six points. Sophomore Clare Latham also has a pair of goals and freshman Monica Speth has a team-high two assists. Also scoring for UTC is sophomore Melanie Arredondo (goal), freshman Hailey Callis (goal) and sophomore Skylar Brewer (assist). Sophomore Lauren Thomas has 21 saves on the year with eight goals against for a .724 saves percentage. Senior Taylor Mangrum has not given up a goal for a 1.000 saves percentage in five tries.

 

GARDNER-WEBB • 1-3-1 overall, 0-0 Big South Conference

Head Coach: Kevin Mounce (Sue Bennett) • 15th season

The Bulldogs opened the season with a double-overtime tie against North Florida before dropping the next two matches at Charlotte and South Carolina State. GWU’s lone win was a 2-1 double-overtime victory against Francis Marion. This will be Gardner-Webb’s second match against a Southern Conference opponent after dropping a 2-1 contest against Wofford last Sunday. The Bulldogs have scored five goals this season with three coming off the foot of Shelby Hooe who also assisted on GWU’s other two goals. Ele Margelos and Whitley Bowman have each scored for the Bulldogs while Meagan Reynolds has a team-best two assists and Tara Woelfel has one assist. Amy Schmitt has played all 487:47 in goal and has 26 saves for a .765 saves percentage and given up eight goals for a 1.48 goals against average.

 

The last time they met …

The two teams met last season in Boiling Springs, N.C., with the Mocs posting a 1-0 victory. Crystal Mackezyk scored the game-winning goal in the 13th minute and the Mocs held off the Bulldogs for the remainder of the game for the win despite being outshot 13-9. The score started off on a corner kick from Hannah Wyatt to Lauren Wilson. However, that shot was blocked. Wyatt picked up the errant ball and sent it back to Mackezyk for the score. Lauren Thomas made seven saves for the Mocs.

Chattanooga vs. Gardner-Webb

Chattanooga is 2-1-1 against the Bulldogs. UTC won the first meeting in 2009 1-0 in overtime in the opening game of the Border Classic. The Bulldogs took the next by a 1-0 margin in the same tournament. The tied it up 3-3 in double-overtime in 2011 and Chattanooga edged out GWU 1-0 last season.

 


THURS AM RELEASE Five Area Players Voted To TSWA All-State Soccer Teams

Five Chattanooga-area soccer players have been voted to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state soccer team. Making the team were Notre Dame's Michael Quatrano and James Teal, McCallie's  Drew Viscomi and Jonah Bryan and Baylor's Jackson Campbell. THE TEAMS Soccer   Class AAA GK: Tyler Delgado, Independence GK: A.J. Robbins, Dobyns-Bennett ... (click for more)

Flenniken Wins Ira Templeton Chattanooga Classic

The heat didn’t faze Casey Flenniken who won the 2016 Ira Templeton Chattanooga Classic by 1 stroke over Marshall Talkington and 2015 Champion Nick Garretson. Flenniken had a two-day total of 6-under-par 134 at Creeks Bend Golf Club in Hixson, TN. On the opening day Flenniken caught fire. He had five birdies and no bogey’s to shoot 65. On the second day Flenniken had to ... (click for more)

County Commission Gives Up Fight On $900,000 In Discretionary Funds

County Commission members have given up the fight for the annual $900,000 in discretionary funds. Commission Chairman Chester Bankston said there was not enough money available after requests from a number of agencies and departments were cut to balance the budget without a tax increase. Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said the fact that commissioners can no longer allot the ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed And Several Others Injured In 2 Wrecks Near Ooltewah Exit Of I-75

One person was killed and several others injured in two wrecks early Wednesday morning on I-75 northbound at exit 11.   Northbound lanes were closed while emergency crews worked both accidents. Traffic was rerouted to Old Lee Highway to avoid the accident scene.   Traffic was backed up for an extended time before it eventually re-opened.   The initial ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (7)

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What You Leave Behind

Randy Travis, one of the best at singing country songs that has ever been, had a song about three people who got killed when an 18-wheeler missed a stop sign. There was a farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher on this bus and Randy tells us: “One's headed for vacation, one for higher education, An' two of them were searchin' for lost souls.” In that wonderful song, the ... (click for more)