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Scots Weekly: Week 5 (Sept. 28-Oct. 3)

Scots Weekly: Week 5 (Sept. 28-Oct. 3)

Returning this year is Scots Weekly, a weekly publication that highlights the past week's Covenant athletic events with news, notes and more.


Cross Country
Men 1st of 3 at Maryville Invitational
Women 1st of 4 at Maryville Invitational 

Men's Soccer (1-0-1)
Covenant 1, Piedmont 1 
Covenant 3, LaGrange 1 

Women's Soccer (1-1)
Piedmont 1, Covenant 0 OT
Covenant 1, LaGrange 0 

Men's Tennis
at UTC Steve Baras Fall Classic (Cox 0-1; Bynum 0-1)

Women's Tennis
at ITA Regionals (results coming soon) 

Volleyball (3-0)
Covenant 3, Sewanee 0
Covenant 3, LaGrange 0
Covenant 3, Huntingdon 0


Lemay, Vannoy Collect USA South Weekly Honors

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant women's soccer freshman Rachel Lemay and sophomore Allie Vannoy picked up USA South weekly awards, announced the league on Monday, Sept. 28. Lemay earned Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Vannoy was the Rookie of the Week. FULL STORY

VanDyk, Buchanan Pick Up USA South Awards

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant volleyball senior Chelsea VanDyk was named USA South Player of the Week and freshman Ariana Buchanan was the conference's Defensive Player of the Week, announced the league on Monday. FULL STORY

Exceeding Modest Goals - Buchanan Earns Starting Job as Freshman (via - by Richard Greene) 

Feature story on volleyball freshman Ariana Buchanan by her hometown newspaper, the Wise County Messenger. FULL STORY


2: The cross country teams picked up their second team title of the year with wins in the Maryville Invitational on Saturday. Both teams also won the Mountaintop Invitational earleir this year.

1: Several firsts this week: cross country runner Ruthie Cargill notched her first collegiate individual title in Saturday's Maryville Invitational... Men's soccer sophomore Nate Mackey recorded his first career goal and assist in Saturday's 3-1 win at LaGrange... Also in that LaGrange match, freshman Ethan Pettit tallied his first career goal

3: Number of game-winning goals for women's soccer sophomore Allie Vannoy. Vannoy had the game-winner in the 80th minute of the Lady Scots' 1-0 victory at LaGrange on Saturday. She has three goals on the year and all three have been game-winners, with two coming in 1-0 victories.


Cross Country:
Covenant will be off this week before racing in the Berry College Viking Open on Oct. 17 in Rome, Ga.

Men's Soccer:
The Scots travel to Berry on Monday for a 5 p.m. kickoff. Covenant then hosts North Carolina Wesleyan (Friday at 6:30) and Methodist (Saturday 7) this weekend for Homecoming.

Women's Soccer:
The Lady Scots had their match on Tuesday vs. Berry cancelled. Covenant hosts Methodist (Friday at 4) and North Carolina Wesleyan (Saturday 4:30) this weekend for Homecoming.

Covenant travels to face Birmingham Southern on Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT. The Lady Scots then host a USA South quad-match on Saturday facing Averett (10 a.m.) and Ferrum (4 p.m.).

Live stats and video links for all events can be found here


Each week, Covenant will honor a female and male student-athlete with Athlete of the Week. This week's honorees are Ruthie Cargill and Nate Mackey. Click on the name below for full highlights of the recipients' week.

Ruthie Cargill - Sr. - Cross Country Nate Mackey - So. - Soccer


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