Mocs Volleyball Falls In Three At Furman

Saturday, October 20, 2018
The Chattanooga Mocs (8-15, 4-6 SoCon) volleyball team is still in search of its first true road win of the season after falling 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-20) at Furman (9-12, 5-5 SoCon) in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday evening.
 
UTC drops to 8-15 overall and 4-6 in Southern Conference play following the loss. Furman improves to 9-12 and an even 5-5 in league action. The Mocs currently sit in a tie for fifth place in the latest SoCon standings.
 
Chattanooga has yet to capture a true road victory in the 2018 season, falling in ten chances after earning a neutral site win in the season opener against Belmont (Knoxville).
SoCon-member schools have combined for a 52-18 (.743) in home matches this season in comparison to a 17-59 (.224) mark in road contests.

Furman led the first set 20-19 before rolling on a 5-1 run from that point to earn a 25-20 win and a 1-0 lead in the match. The Paladins broke the second set open with ten unanswered points in route to a 25-14 victory before finishing off the match sweep with a 25-20 win in the third.
 
For the second-straight match, the Chattanooga offense was limited to low efficiency numbers and forced into higher rates of errors. UTC's kill total reached 30 at a .107 hitting percentage while Furman recorded 45 kills at a .274 clip.
 
Gylian Finch led the team with six kills while adding ten digs and two block assists. Emily Plumlee (.500) and Ally Ford (0.56) followed with five kills each. Jaquelyn Langhaim dished out 25 assists while recording seven digs and a solo block.
 
Dani Szczepanski finished with four kills and three block assists while Mikaela Gauthreaux ended with three kills, two digs, and both a solo block and block assist. Brianna Anderson concluded with four kills and Sarah Root picked up two kills on six total attacks while adding two block assists, all coming in the third set.
 
Brenna Everingham, making her first start at the libero position, posted a team-high 16 digs to set a new season high for three-set matches. Megan Kaufmanadded four digs and Miranda Elpers chipped in with three.
 
UP NEXT
Chattanooga returns home to host league-leading ETSU on Friday night at 7 p.m. inside Maclellan Gymnasium for its annual 'Alumni Night' match. The Mocs will welcome UNCG the following day for a 6 p.m. first serve. Match coverage links are posted on the schedule page.

PREP SCHEDULES

PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCORES

Covenant Men Fall To Sewanee, 84-65


PREP BASKETBALL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Walker Valley at Sweetwater Red Bank at Soddy Daisy McMinn Central at Ooltewah Dalton Tournament East Hamilton at Franklin Co. Harriman ... (click for more)

TSSAA State Quarterfinals: Division I Class 1A: Whitwell 34 S. Pittsburg 28 FINAL 2OT Class 2A: Meigs County 42 S. Green 14 FINAL Class 3A Upperman 50 Red Bank ... (click for more)

The Covenant men's basketball team trimmed a 19-point deficit to three early in the second half, but the hot shooting from visiting Sewanee was enough to lift the Tigers past the Scots, 84-65, ... (click for more)


Sports

PREP SCHEDULES

PREP BASKETBALL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Walker Valley at Sweetwater Red Bank at Soddy Daisy McMinn Central at Ooltewah Dalton Tournament East Hamilton at Franklin Co. Harriman at CSAS Ridgeland Tournament Chattanooga Christian Thanksgiving Classic 3 -- Lookout Valley JV boys vs. Chattanooga Christian JV boys 4:30 -- Lookout Valley girls vs. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCORES

TSSAA State Quarterfinals: Division I Class 1A: Whitwell 34 S. Pittsburg 28 FINAL 2OT Class 2A: Meigs County 42 S. Green 14 FINAL Class 3A Upperman 50 Red Bank 21 FINAL Division II MUS 10 McCallie 7 FINAL (click for more)

Breaking News

Humane Educational Society Officials Say Chip Baker Trying To Derail $10 Million County Gift For New Shelter

Officials of the Humane Educational Society say County Commissioner Chip Baker is trying to derail a planned $10 million county appropriation to the HES for a new shelter. On the eve of a schedule vote by the County Commission, HES sent out an email titled "Don't Let Commissioner Baker Delay The Vote!" Commissioner Baker is among some members on the commission interested in ... (click for more)

Man Empties Gun On Walker County Deputies After Traffic Stop, But They Are Not Hit; 1st Suspects Cleared

The Walker County Sheriff's Office said a man emptied his gun at two deputies after a traffic stop off Wilson Road in Rossville on Tuesday, but they were not hurt. The deputies returned fire, and it is believed that the shooter was hit twice. The Sheriff's Office first said the shooter was Robert Dean Root, and a passenger who got out prior to the shooting was John Ambers ... (click for more)

Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

As a volunteer at the Humane Educational Society for four years, I have first-hand knowledge of the work this organization does and the conditions it has to overcome to do it. The 118-year-old facility in which the administration, staff and volunteers work every day is at the end of its road. A new shelter space is more than warranted. The good news is that there are county funds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanksgiving Eve

At some point this spring, as I impatiently awaited the song birds as I do every year, I took a less-traveled path during My Morning Readings and came across a Thanksgiving story that I loved. Trust me, I have been waiting for about six months … yes, impatiently … to share a story that was written seven years ago by J. Allen Wilson. I searched for him yesterday but the closest ... (click for more)