LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant Athletics had a busy week, with almost all teams competing. Volleyball and women's soccer continued their recent win streaks, while women's cross country had another good outing and men's golf placed second in their tournament.
Before the week of events started, volleyball middle hitter Chelsea Van Dyk was named GSAC player of the week. The Lady Scots then played three times, and won two of the matches. The first match of the week resulted in a 3-0 win over Agnes Scott. Covenant defeated LaGrange College 3-0 before having their five-game win streak snapped with a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Piedmont. Stephanie Kirkpatrick tallied 110 assists on the week, while Van Dyk had 24 kills in the Piedmont loss. Agnes Scott recap | LaGrange/Piedmont recap
Women’s soccer defeated Sewanee on Scotland Yard, 2-1, on Wednesday. Katelyn Newsome scored in the first nine minutes and Jenna Vreeland landed the second goal at 26 minutes. Sewanee scored one, but could not come up with more. On Saturday, Huntingdon College struck first, but before halftime Beth Wilkening walked the ball into the goal past the keeper for the equalizer. Mo Cross finalized the win with a goal in the 84th minute off an assist from Ally Jennings. Sewanee recap | Huntingdon recap
The men’s soccer team had a rough week as they dropped their two matches, both in overtime. Berry College held close and finally came up with a goal in double-overtime to beat the Scots 1-0 on Thursday. Shuler Polk played well, saving 11 shots. Two days later, the Scots had a repeat as Truett-McConnell scored in the first overtime to take a 1-0 win. Berry recap | Truett-McConnell recap
Cross Country continued their successful season as the women placed 3rd, and the men 6th, at the Carson-Newmon Invitational. Beth Burgess led the Lady Scots with a sixth place finish individually. The women bested host Carson-Newman for third. The men were led by Stephen Dillon and his 17th place finish. Carson-Newman Invitational recap
Men’s and women’s golf competed at the Piedmont Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. Freshman duo of James Van Nice and Levi Nix each shot 150 for the two days to earn all-tournament honors. Covenant finished second overall, defeating defending DIII champions Oglethorpe University in the process. The lone female golfer, Maggie Mauze, had a pair of 92s to place in a tie for 38th out of 58 golfers. Piedmont Invitational recap