Covenant Women Split In Trevecca Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Covenant volleyball team split its two matches on Saturday at the Scott Jones Classic in Nashville. The Lady Scots defeated Siena Heights 3-1 (25-22, 14-25, 25-21, 25-18) before falling to tournament host Trevecca Nazarene 3-2 (20-25, 25-9, 22-25, 25-29, 15-8).

Covenant moves to 4-2 for the year after winning two of three contests in Nashville.

In the first match, Chelsea VanDyk continued her outstanding play with 17 kills, four digs and four block assists. VanDyk would add 15 more kills in the day's second match and had a total of 52 kills in the three games this weekend. 

Stephanie Kirkpatrick had 31 assists in the first match and 38 more against Trevecca. Estes Carlson totaled 44 digs in the two matches to lead Covenant defensively. Cora Schroeder tallied 13 digs and six kills versus Siena Heights and then had 12 kills and 15 digs against Trevecca.

Against Siena Heights, the two teams split the first two sets before the Lady Scots claimed the final two. Covenant had 12 kills in each of the final two sets to aid in the victory. The Lady Scots fell behind 7-1 in the fourth set before rallying to score eight straight points to take a lead they would not relinquish.

In the second match of the day, Covenant and Trevecca battled until the very end. The two teams split the opening two sets before Covenant took a 2-1 lead with a 25-22 third set victory. Covenant led 18-16 in the fourth set but the Trojans scored nine of the final 10 points to tie the match at two apiece.

In the fifth set, Trevecca would never trail as they pulled off the comeback victory with a 15-9 set win.

Covenant will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to take on former GSAC conference foe Agnes Scott in Decatur, Ga. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.



Grace Wins 2-1 Over Silverdale In District Soccer

Maddie Ferrel scored both Grace Baptist Academy's two goals Friday night to earn a key Division II A district soccer match.  Both of Ferrel's goals were assisted by Abigail Smith.   Grace goalkeeper Olivia Bosco had six saves.   (click for more)

Covenant Men Fall In Overtime 2-1

The Covenant men's soccer team dropped its second straight one-goal contest as host Ferrum notched the game-winner in the 97th minute to defeat the Scots 2-1 on Friday evening in USA South action. Covenant (2-6, 0-3 USA South) has lost four straight overall. Ferrum improves to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in league play. The Scots took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute when Jesse Riggs ... (click for more)

Witness Says Morse Told Him "His Emotions Got The Best Of Him" At Triple Killing In Lookout Valley

A witness told a Criminal Court jury on Friday that Derek Morse told him "his emotions got the best of him" at a triple killing in Lookout Valley. Michael Shavers also said Morse told him in detail about the slayings of John "Jake" Lang, Jon Morris and Caleb Boozer and the shooting of Matthew Callan at the Rolling Hills Trailer Park on April 9, 2014. Morse is standing trial ... (click for more)

Prosecutor Calls For "Meaningful Punishment" For Dyer, Brennan In $4.9 Million Swindle

Federal prosecutor James Brooks is calling for a "meaningful sentence" for Doug Dyer and James Brennan, who are charged in a $4.9 million swindle. He rejected arguments that they should receive leniency due to their age and health problems. They are set to be sentenced next Friday at 9 a.m. by Judge Travis McDonough. Prosecutor Brooks said concerning Dyer, "As this Court ... (click for more)

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The calendar fills up quickly in September as families return to a packed routine after quieter summer days. Unfortunately, your health might take a backseat to your busy schedule. So make a note on your calendar that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and remind yourself—or the men in your life—about the importance of a healthy prostate.   Prostate cancer is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Am Very Privileged

A California professor who teaches sociology at San Diego State told her students she would give each extra credit if they would participate in a “White Privilege Checklist” the other day. Understand, there is no pass or fail but, the more of the 20 statements you agree with, reveals you are “more guilty” of being white and therefore more “privileged” than those who are not. ... (click for more)