Recap of athletics from last weekend

Staff report — Football: Mocs defeated the Citadel 34-14 behind the 135 rushing yards of sophomore Derrick Craine, McDounough,Ga., in Charleston, S.C. UTC is still undefeated in SoCon play (3-0) and improve to 4-3 overall. “What a relief to get this thing over with,” head coach Russ Huesman said to gomocs.com. “To beat a good team that […]

Moc of the Week: Davis Tull

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By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Senior Davis Tull, a defensive end from Knoxville, didn’t start playing organized football until his freshman year of high school. “I always liked football; I just didn’t like playing organized sports,” Tull said. “In ninth grade, me and one of my buddies tried out for the team.” Tull was […]

Men and women’s basketball receive high ranking in Preseason SoCon Polls

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The Chattanooga Mocs men and women’s basketball teams were picked to finish second and first in the Southern Conference, according to both the coaches and media polls. For the men’s basketball Coaches Poll , Wofford received eight first place preseason votes to claim the top spot, followed by Chattanooga with […]

Tennis prepares for weekend tournament

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Junior Kelsey Coots, Huntsville, Ala., will compete next weekend at the ITA/Ohio Valley Regional. The Lady Mocs are coming off of a big victory at the Steve Baras Fall Classic, winning 10 of 12 matches.

John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., —Both men and women’s tennis teams will compete in their third tournament of the fall season at the ITA/Ohio Valley Regional. “We’ve had some reasonable results so far, but there’s always room to improve,” men’s head coach Carlos Garcia said. “We just have to realize how important these opportunities are to […]

Women’s soccer team drops two road matches

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Freshman McKenzie Gregg, Newport, Tenn., advances down the field.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. –The women’s soccer team dropped two Southern Conference matches against the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The match against the UNCG Spartans Friday was delayed an hour and a half due to weather. “The delay hurt bad,” head coach J.D. Kyzer said to […]

Moc of the Week: Kayla Jones

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga ,Tenn., –Junior Kayla Jones, Memphis, played in her first tennis tournament at the age of five and immediately fell in love with the sport. Her first coach was her father, Keita, who played collegiate tennis at Jackson State and Rust College. After taking a two year hiatus when she was eight, […]

Volleyball wins four straight matches

Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Volleyball improves to 4-2 in the conference after defeating Wofford and Mercer this past weekend. It is the first time since 2012 that the team has won four matches in a row. Head coach Travis Filar was confident during practice this week after their first two conference wins last weekend. “We […]

Mocs football team falls 45-10 in road matchup to Tennessee

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Senior Derrick Lott, Kennesaw Ga., records a sack.

By Zack Kirby, Knoxville, Tenn. —With 93,097 in attendance at Neyland Stadium, the Mocs fell 45-10 to the Tennessee Volunteers. With senior running back Keon Williams, Chattanooga, sidelined due to a hand injury, the Mocs were limited offensively, especially from the rushing aspect. Despite the loss, the Mocs’ defense recorded a season-high of five sacks […]

Women’s golf finishes 5th at Dianne Thompson Invitational

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Senior Agathe Sauzon, Valence, France, finished in the top-5 at the event

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., —Senior Agathe Sauzon, Valence, France, led the women’s golf team with a third place individual finish at the Diane Thompson Invitational. Sauzon finished 11-over par with a 227, and was only one shot behind Dana Gattone of Illinois, and Lena Gautier of Northern Illinois, who co-medaled. “She composed herself really […]

Cross country competes in Greater Louisville Classic

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s cross country team finished 23rd at the Greater Louisville classic without top-runner Teghan Henderson, Pickering, Ontario, who was out due to injury, while senior John Gilpin, Nashville, led the men’s team to a 37th place finish. “I’m real excited about what we have,” Gilpin said. “I know I […]