Returning this year is Scots Weekly, a weekly publication that highlights the past week's Covenant athletic events with news, notes and more.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:
19th of 19 at Coastal Georgia Invitational
Men's Tennis (0-1)
Gadsden State 5, Covenant 4
Women's Tennis (0-1)
Covenant 5, Snead State 4
SCOTS IN THE NEWS
Eaves Named USA South Runner of the Week
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant senior cross country runner Spookie Eaves has been named the USA South Runner of the Week, the league announced on Monday, Sept. 14.
The senior from Lakeland, Fla., led Covenant to a 13th place finish, out of 22 teams, at the Furman University Classic on Saturday with her personal record 6k time of 24:16.89. That time put Eaves in 36th place overall out of over 200 runners at the event and bested her previous personal record by 13 seconds.
BY THE NUMBERS:
1,133: With 28 kills in three matches last week, volleyball senior Chelsea VanDyk continued to climb the program's all-time kill leaders. VanDyk passed Jessie Jakes (2008-11) for third all-time during the rally scoring era. VanDyk is 121 kills shy of Erica Adams (2008-11) for second. Kate Hampson (2004-07) holds the record with 1,540 kills.
5: Five soccer student-athletes recorded their first collegiate goals during the week. On the women's side, Allie Vannoy, Rachel Buys, Rebekah Gravitt and Natalie Smith all scored for the first time in their careers. Tim Love notched his first collegiate goal on the men's side.
50: With two victories on Saturday, head volleyball coach Joanna Ehman surpassed 50 career coaching victories. Ehman, in her third year, is 51-27 and reached the milestone in just 77 matches, which is the fastest in volleyball program history and second fastest in all Covenant programs (former head men's soccer coach Brian Crossman holds that record with 50 wins in his first 71 contests).
THE ROAD AHEAD:
Covenant will be off this weekend before competing in the Maryville College Invitational on Oct. 3.
The Scots open USA South play on Friday at Greensboro (4 p.m.) and then play at Ferrum on Saturday (4:30 p.m.).
The Lady Scots will also be on the road this week at Greensboro on Friday at 2 p.m., and at Ferrum on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Covenant will begin ITA Regionals play on Friday in Murfreesboro. The tournament extends into Saturday.
Covenant will host USA South foe Piedmont on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Lady Scots will then play a non-conference tri-match on Saturday in Danville, Ky., against Berry (2 p.m.) and host Centre (4 p.m.).
COVENANT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:
Each week, Covenant will honor a female and male student-athlete with Athlete of the Week. This week's honorees are Ruth Terry and Matthew Harvie. Click on the name below for full highlights of the recipients' week.
|Ruth Terry - Sr. - Soccer||Matthew Harvie - So. - Tennis|
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