LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The second full week of Covenant sports was successful as the women’s soccer team and volleyball team had their first home contests, men's soccer picked up win No. 1, and the cross country teams competed against Division I programs.
The volleyball team played an incredibly close game, but fell just short of the win as Maryville College won the fifth and final set. Maryville started off winning 25-18 and 25-11. The Lady Scots fought back to win the next two at 21-25 and 19-25 but lost the last, 15-9. Chelsea Van Dyk led Covenant with 17 kills. The team jumped back after this defeat to beat Sewanee 3-0 and once again Van Dyk led the team, this time with 12 kills. The Lady Scots finished off the week with a pair of sweeps over Talladega and LaGrange. Maryville recap | Sewanee recap | Talladega/LaGrange recap
Freshman Ruth Terry stood in the spotlight as the Lady Scots soccer team defeated Agnes Scott College 4-1. Terry scored two goals in the second half to lead Covenant to victory in the first home match of the season. Covenant returned to Scotland Yard three days later to beat the University of Pikeville when Katelyn Newsome scored the only goal in the 80th minute for a 1-0 win. Agnes Scott recap | Pikeville recap
The men’s soccer team traveled to Kentucky and lost their opening match 3-1 to Centre, but responded the following day to shutout Spalding University 3-0. Ian Meredith scored 12 minutes in, while Tyler Morrison added another score before halftime. In the second half, Chris Pifer scored on a penalty kick to make it 3-0. Centre recap | Spalding recap
Meanwhile, both cross country teams placed 5th in their second run of the season at the UTC PowerAde Invitational. Beth Burgess led the women, finishing 16th overall with a time of 13:06.09. Esther Anderson placed 23rd and Emily Davis finished 29th. For the men, Stephen Dillon and Stephen Harper ran side by side and finished 25th and 26th, respectively. The women finished ahead of Division I schools Alabama A&M and Tennessee State, while the men bested Tennessee State. Recap