LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Classes began their first full week at Covenant, and so did sports teams. The Scots soccer teams and volleyball team traveled to play opening games before having season openers at home. Covenant’s cross country teams hosted their first race and dominated on the schools’ trail.
To open the cross country season, the women’s and men’s teams both picked up first place in the Scots Opener. Rebecca Eaves placed first with a time of 13:24 to lead the Lady Scots. Stephen Dillon and Stephen Harper grabbed second and third, respectively to match the women for a first place team finish. Full recap here
After graduating six seniors last year, the women’s volleyball made a solid start to the new season with two wins and a loss. Trevecca Nazarene University hosted the tournament and defeated Covenant 3-0. The Lady Scots returned to beat Martin Methodist 3-0. The next day, Covenant was led by Jessica Chittenden and Chelsea Van Dyk, each with 11 kills, to secure a 3-2 win against Kentucky Christian by a close 15-13 last match. Trevecca/Martin Methodist recap | Kentucky Christian recap
Women’s soccer began the weekend by playing No.1-ranked Messiah College. Messiah played well as they beat the Lady Scots 4-0 on Friday evening. The following day, Covenant played a 0-0 draw against Franklin & Marshall. Hannah Bales had seven saves in the match against Franklin & Marshall. Messiah recap | F&M recap
The men’s soccer team also had a tough start against No. 3 Messiah, falling 3-0 against the team. Franklin & Marshall was their second opponent, and the Scots could not find many opportunities to catch Diplomat’s keeper TJ White off-guard in a 1-0 loss. Messiah recap | F&M recap
Volleyball and women's soccer begin their home schedules this week. Volleyball takes on Maryville College at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, while the women's soccer squad takes on Agnes Scott on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Click here for links to live stats.
Keep up with the Scots and Lady Scots all season on Facebook (facebook.com/CovenantScots) and Twitter (@CovenantScots).