Lady Scots Volleyball Tops Dalton State In Three

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Covenant volleyball team continued its successful start to the season by claiming a straight set victory over new NAIA program Dalton State (25-23, 25-14, 25-15) on Friday night in Barnes Physical Education Center.

The win is the Lady Scots' (6-2) sixth in eight contests to begin the 2013 season. Dalton State falls to 1-5 on the year.

Chelsea VanDyk again led the Covenant attack as she accumulated 12 kills in 20 total attacks (.450 percentage) to go along with a pair of service aces. Stephanie Kirkpatrick had 28 assists and four digs. Freshman Mariah Corney led all players with eight digs.

The start-up Dalton State program hung with Covenant in the first set as the teams traded points throughout the game. With the score tied at 17 apiece, Covenant rattled off a 7-3 scoring run, capped by a kill from VanDyk, to take a 24-20 lead. Dalton would close the gap to 24-23 thanks to two straight kills and then a Covenant attack error, but the Lady Scots ended the set courtesy of a Dalton serve error.

The final two sets were controlled by Covenant. The Lady Scots had 10 kills in each of those sets including a .429 attacking percentage in the second set.

Dalton State was led statistically by Alyne Bianchi's 12 kills and six digs. Michala Askew registered 11 assists and five digs, while Kailey Vaughn had three block assists.

Covenant also received solid contributions from Cora Schroeder (eight kills and six digs) and Caroline Cone (five kills, .364 percentage).

Covenant will begin USA South play on Tuesday, Sept. 17 when they travel to face Maryville. Game time is set for 7 p.m.



Covenant Names Neal Young Head Men's Basketball Coach

After a national search of candidates, the Covenant men's basketball program has a new head coach as director of athletics Tim Sceggel has named Neal Young the 16th head coach in program history. Young comes to Covenant after spending the last four years as head coach at Goshen (Ind.) College. In addition to his head coaching role at Goshen, Young was an associate athletic ... (click for more)

Chip Brindle Wins At Fort Payne Speedway

Chip Brindle of Dalton/Chatsworth, Georgia won his third United Crate Racing Alliance main event of the season,  Saturday  night at Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway. Turning back local favorite Kasey Hall of Geraldine, "Chipper" won the $2,500/40-lap feature race, while halting Hall's two-race series win streak.   Brindle in his  Team 17/Hill ... (click for more)

Coolidge Park Crowd Gets Twilight, Cricket Chirping As Solar Eclipse Arrives

A crowd at Coolidge Park and the nearby Walnut Street Bridge got twilight and cricket chirping as the heralded solar eclipse finally arrived at mid-afternoon Monday. As the moon moved across the sun around 2:30 p.m., birds quit chirping and began to roost. Crickets started going full force. Lights on the Market Street Bridge began to flicker on. The event, sponsored by Comcast, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport President Gets New Contract Amid Double-Digit Growth, Improvements

Chattanooga Airport President Terry Hart has been given a six-year extension on his contract amid double-digit passenger increases and a host of airport improvements. There is no increase in his $158,377 pay, but the board plans to put in annual performance reviews with some built-in bonuses. Jim Hall, vice chairman of the Airport Board, said it is also important that the ... (click for more)

Tom Decosimo: My Great-Great-Grandparents Are Buried At The Confederate Cemetery - And Response

To Mayor Berke, I cannot add any more to the very fine comments made in opposition to your empty jester to remove the city as a trustee of the Confederate Cemetery. I can, however, add some personal perspective as my great-great-grandparents are buried there. Penelope McDermott Cooke was a Daughter of the Confederacy and was concerned the remains of the Confederates who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The New Mean

Until last Monday I believed nobody could ever hurt my feelings again. In the half-century I have been a writer I’ve had hundreds of people take swipes at me, been called more names, and received more hate mail than you can imagine. I also know the only way anyone can hurt you is for you to allow it and, brother, it is nigh impossible to get inside me. My defense mechanism is because ... (click for more)