Mocs Soccer Falls To Furman In OT

Friday, October 20, 2017
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s soccer team battled Southern Conference-leading Furman to overtime Friday night at Finley Stadium but fell 1-0 in the first extra period.
The Mocs fall to 4-9-4 overall and 2-4-2 in SoCon action while the Paladins remain undefeated against the league at 8-0 and improve to 12-2-1 on the year.
“That’s a really good Furman team,” Chattanooga head coach Gavin McKinney said. “They were 7-0 in league play coming in to here.
I thought we fought hard, from front to back, we defended well.”
Furman scored the Golden Goal in the 96th minute. Caitlyn Reilly passed the ball over the top into the box to Furman’s leading scorer Molly Dwyer. She picked it up and slotted a shot into the left side for at the 95:47 mark for the sudden victory.
Furman outshot the Mocs 21-4 with a 10-2 shots on goal advantage. Reilly had a game-high seven shots with six on goal and Dwyer had a five shots. Four more Paladins managed a pair of shots each.
Chattanooga keeper Bailey Coppedge grabbed a career-high eight saves in the match. Jordan Mueller had two shots for the Mocs with Chloe Arnold and Catherine Meyer each getting one apiece.
“Bailey was awesome tonight,” McKinney said. “Really solid in goal. We’re fortunate that we have two very good keepers in Bailey and Melia [Correa]. Melia was sick tonight so she was unavailable. Bailey stepped in and was fantastic.”
Furman has only conceded one goal in conference play this season in a 2-1 win over Western Carolina.
“They are a very well organized bunch,” McKinney said. “We had some good moments on the all and created some good chances for ourselves. Our intent is to play with a purpose. There were times that we moved the ball quite well and created some chances because of it. We’ve just got to find a way to finish.
“I feel bad for the girls not getting a result out of it being so close against Furman, against a team we’ve never beat. To be that close and not walk away with something is disappointing."
The Mocs will close out the regular season Sunday afternoon against Wofford at 2:00 p.m.
“Huge, huge game,” McKinney said. “If we win it we get three points and still in a good position. It will be Senior Day for us. We should be up and we should be ready for it. We’ve got to recover tomorrow and get ourselves ready.”
Prior to kick off, Chattanooga will honor its six seniors in Senior Day festivities. All fans in attendance will receive a WHITE OUT t-shirt for the game. Admission is FREE.
Goal Scorer
Molly Dwyer (9)
Caitlyn Reilly

Lee Hosts Kay McDaniel Tennis Clinic

The 27th annual Kay McDaniel Summer Tennis Clinic, held at Lee University, concluded with nearly 400 participants. Children ages 6-13 came from 25 cities to learn from director Kay McDaniel and 43 other instructors. According to Ms. McDaniel, participants not only learned how to play tennis, but were taught life skills and Christian principles that will impact their lives off ... (click for more)

LHP Lewis Thorpe Yields One Hit And Lookouts Score A Dozen in 12-2 Win Thursday

Three home runs in the first four innings coupled with a dominant pitching performance from Lewis  Thorpe  (W, 4-4) were enough for the Chattanooga Lookouts (37-33) to defeat the Biloxi Shuckers (41-30) 12-2 on Thursday night at AT&T Field.  The 22-year old Thorpe labored for two years through Tommy John surgery and a lengthy bout with mononucleosis to ... (click for more)

Strong Winds Wreak Havoc In Chattanooga

A storm with wind gusts up to 70 mph did considerable damage in downtown Chattanooga around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Fencing along Miller Park was twisted onto a nearby lane of traffic on Market Street. A sizable tree was split, causing it to fall across Cherry Street between Third and Fourth streets. A number of traffic lights were knocked out of service. This was the warning ... (click for more)

2 Shot In Separate Incidents Early Saturday Morning; 1 Victim Is A Juvenile Girl

Two people were shot early Saturday morning in separate incidents. The first incident was at  3:30 a.m. when the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a person shot on the 1000 block of North Willow Street.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.    HCEMS transported the victim to a local hospital ... (click for more)

Protecting Family Homes On Signal Mountain

The Signal Mountain Town Council will vote at their upcoming July 9 meeting on whether to approve a controversial rezoning application regarding property located at the northwestern corner of Albert Road and Taft Highway.  Prior to the rezoning request, Albert Road was the redline on Taft Highway past which commercial development within the town did not extend. This rezoning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saturday Funnies

You know that rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins are deadly reptiles that we in the South must avoid at all costs but then again, snakes are part-and-parcel of the Sothern culture. Some years ago, before the Alabama football team was preparing to play Notre Dame, a Chicago sports writer asked a Crimson Tide player the bigger difference between the two college juggernauts ... (click for more)