Lady Scots Drop Soccer Match To UT-Dallas

Sunday, August 31, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Trying to get into the win column for the first time this year, the Covenant women's soccer team was unable to break through as they were shutout for a second straight match, this time 3-0 to UT-Dallas on Saturday afternoon in Memphis.

Covenant falls to 0-2 on the year, while UT-Dallas moves to 2-0.

UT-Dallas got two goals from Samantha Huston, while Megan Mugavero chipped in a goal and an assist. Alissa Burch was the other Comets player who got on the board, notching one assist.


Despite being outshot 13-1, the Lady Scots were able to play UT-Dallas to a draw in the first half. Covenant keeper Lucy Johnson made five saves in the opening period, helping keep Covenant in the match.

UT-Dallas was able to break through in the second half, when Huston chipped it in past Johnson on a feed from Mugavero in the 63rd minute. Mugavero got her own goal less than 15 minutes later when she scored in the 77th minute, with Burch assisting. Huston would tally another goal in the 87th minute to make it 3-0 and round out the scoring.

The Comets would finish up with 26 total shots, 10 of them on target. The Lady Scots, on the other hand, generated four shots total, requiring Comet goalkeeper Macaire Ament to make three saves on her way to the shutout.

Johnson played the entire match, making seven saves. Jessica Rowe had two shots on goal, while Anne Charlotte Strawbridge had one.

Covenant will look to take advantage of its home field and get into the win column when they play Sewanee at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Scotland Yard.

Lady Vols Overtake Florida Late, 74-70

A late run by Tennessee helped give the Lady Vols a 74-70 victory over the Florida Gators on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mercedes Russell led UT's offense, getting her 16th double-double of the season, with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Diamond DeShields just missed a triple-double, posting 15 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high nine assists. UT got a late push ... (click for more)

Lee Women Fall to West Florida 74-69

 After trailing by as many as 20 points in the first half the Lee women's basketball team saw its comeback effort come up just short in falling to West Florida, 74-69 on Thursday night. The win sealed the first ever Gulf South Conference regular-season championship for the No. 20 Argonauts as they improved to 22-5 and 17-4. The loss drops Lee into third place in the league ... (click for more)

Stubbs Arrested In Carjacking At Lakesite McDonald's

The Sheriff's Office has arrested Jonathan Casey Stubbs in connection with a Feb. 13 carjacking at the parking lot of the McDonald's in Lakesite. Stubbs, 28, who gave his address as Ringgold, is charged with carjacking, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, resisting arrest, unlawfully carrying a weapon and three counts of violating probation on prior aggravated burglary ... (click for more)

East Ridge Makes Needy Child Fund 501(C)(3); Considers Using Former Fire Hall For High School Field House; Approves New Sign Ordinance

East Ridge has operated a fund for decades, which helps the less fortunate residents of the city. Often, those working with The Needy Child Fund hear of people that need help through the schools or neighbors. The fund helps provide food, coats and clothing to families, especially around Christmas when it also gives gifts to children that are delivered by the police and fire departments. ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Haggling Must Stop

Far be it for me to suggest the Hamilton County Commission and the School Board need to spend more time at recess but it was obvious this week the two groups need to work at being better friends. We have nine county commissioners and just as many corresponding school board members to work together for the betterment of one entity – Hamilton County. Everybody who thinks that is happening ... (click for more)