Mocs Volleyball Wins 3-0 At Western Carolina

Friday, October 20, 2017
The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team snapped a two-game skid with a convincing 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-23) sweep over Western Carolina on Friday evening in Cullowhee, N.C.
 
Following the win, the Mocs improve to 12-11 overall and 5-4 in Southern Conference action. The Catamounts fall to 7-15, 2-7 in the SoCon.
 
It was a balanced effort on offense as three different Mocs finished with 11 kills. Dani Szczepanski finished with 11 kills on a team-high .474 percentage while Miranda Elpers and Ally Ford posted .
162 and .133 percentages, respectively. Madison Bergren led the direction of the offense with 19 assists while Lauren Greenspoon chipped in with 13.
 
Chattanooga out-killed the opposition 42-25 while out-hitting in efficiency .192 to .088. The Mocs also out-dug WCU 66-51 and served up eight aces to the Catamounts four.
 
Megan Kaufman posted a match-high 20 digs while Ford and Elpers completed their double-doubles with 15 and ten digs each. Emily Plumlee added 3.0 total blocks to aid the defense.
 
Chattanooga picks things up tomorrow for a 5 p.m. match at UNCG in Greensboro, N.C. The match will feature no live stream but live stats are available on GoMocs.com.
 
Chattanooga 3, Western Carolina 0
1st Set | UTC 25, WCU 13
The Mocs raced out to a 9-3 lead before extending to a 16-6 lead on a Western Carolina attacking error. Chattanooga would keep the ten point lead pace at 20-10 before capping off the 25-13 set win on an Ally Ford kill.
 
2nd Set | UTC 25, WCU 22
A back-and-forth battle in the early going saw both teams locked up at 8-8 before Chattanooga gained a slight edge at 12-9. WCU would fight back to tie things up at 13-13 before the Mocs went on a 6-1 run to open up a 19-14 advantage. The Catamounts would cut it to two at 21-19 and to one at 23-22. Kills from Dani Szczepanski and Miranda Elpers clinched a 25-22 set win for UTC.
 
3rd Set | UTC 25, WCU 23
Looking to complete the sweep, Chattanooga gained an early 5-2 lead before a 5-2 run from Western Carolina tied the set up at 7-7. Both teams exchanged points to an 11-11 draw before the Mocs scored six of the next eight points to build a 17-13 edge. The Catamounts would cut their deficit to one at 20-19 and 24-23. UTC would close things out


Tyner Rams Top Woodville In Richard Hardy Tournament

The Tyner Rams beat Woodville 60-32 Wednesday afternoon in the Richard Hardy Memorial Basketball Tournament.   LeAundra Melton led the Rams with 23 points.  Keniah Watkins had 20 points.  Tyner led Woodville 32-12 at the half.  Scores by quarter:  Tyner 18 14 12 16 -- 60 Woodville 2 10 12 8 -- 32 Tyner (60) J. McKenzie 1; Keniah ... (click for more)

Cleveland Wrestlers Win Two At Duals

The Cleveland wrestling team earned two dual meet wins on Wednesday in the Cleveland Duals.   The Red Raiders beat William Blount 57-12 and Jefferson County 67-9. Cleveland (CLEV) 57.00 William Blount (WIBL) 12.00 285: Titus Swafford (CLEV) over Christian  Lovell (WIBL) (Fall 2:00) 106: trae McDaniel (CLEV) over diego robinson (WIBL) (Fall 1:58) 113: Jackson ... (click for more)

5 Disinherited Adopted Children Of Dr. J. Don Brock May Share In Rich Estate After All

Five disinherited adopted children of the late Chattanooga businessman J. Don Brock may share in his large estate after all. After losing at the trial court and appeals court level, the plaintiffs won a victory at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Cornelia Clark ruled in favor of the adopted children and remanded the case to the trial court for settlement of the estate. ... (click for more)

Walker County Asks Dismissal Of Erlanger Lawsuit Asking Court To Order New Taxes For Payment Of $8.7 Million Debt

Walker County, Ga., is asking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Erlanger Health System that asks a federal judge to order the levying of taxes to pay an $8.7 million debt. Walker County noted that new Commissioner Shannon Whitfield has imposed a special tax levy on its citizens designed to satisfy the debt. It also says that Commissioner Whitfield held several meetings with ... (click for more)

Stormwater Fiasco And East Ridge Camping

When did the Chattanooga City Council get replaced by members of the East Ridge City Council? I don't recall a time in Chattanooga where they've voted to shoot the city in the foot more than they have lately.  If this goes through despite the environmental impact warnings and then Camp Jordan has increased flooding after spending millions on sports ball fields, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why I Am Thankful

You would think that after 40 years of publishing an annual list of things for which I am thankful, I’d be getting to the bottom of it, but it seems the older I get I have found I appreciate so much more around me. I take absolute delight in planting a flower, feeding the birds and throwing a ball for my dog. I find that the more people who I come to know the more who I come to ... (click for more)