Volleyball goes 2-1 in Chattanooga Classic

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Sophomore Kristy Wieser, Lincoln, Neb., was named to the all-tournament team list with her 33 kills.

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team completed their first home tournament, the Chattanooga Classic, with a 2-1 record with victories over Wright State, Mississippi Valley State, and a 3-2 loss to Murray State, who went undefeated. “It starts in practice,” head coach Travis Filar said. “We have to do the right […]

Volleyball falls in home opener and Bulldog Invitational

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The volleyball team fell 3-1 in their home opener to Kennesaw State on Tuesday, Sept. 2, before traveling to Athens, Ga., to compete in the Bulldog Invitational. “We were our own worst enemy in this match,” head coach Travis Filar said. “Not taking anything away from Kennesaw State, though. They […]

Get to know your Mocs: Briana Reid

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Junior Briana Reid, Houston, Texas, recorded 11 kills, 11 digs, and a double-double at the volleyball match Friday against Tulsa in her hometown. “There’s a confidence that her teammates have in her,” head coach Travis Filar said. “And there’s a consistency of her play that she’s had all preseason […]

Volleyball looks for seniors to provide leadership in 2014 season

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Senior Brianna Guzinski, Jacksonville, Fla., appeared in 59 sets last season. She is one of the team captains this season and switched to libero after previously playing hitter.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. — As the only senior volleyball players, Brianna Guzinski, Jacksonville, Fla., and Melissa Green, Boca Raton, Fla., are taking on new leadership roles. Both players help the back court and assist each other in maintaining the energy the rest of the team needs in order to succeed. “The No.1 thing that […]

Veteran squad to help improve volleyball this season

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Senior Melissa Green, Boca Raton, Fla., prepares to serve the ball in a home match.

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Fans gathered in Maclellan Gym Aug. 16 to see the volleyball team play in the Blue and Gold match before their 2014 season. UTC now has more experience under their belt, with seniors Melissa Green, Boca Raton, Fla., and Brianna Guzinski, Jacksonville, Fla. They will also have  juniors Briana Reid, […]

Seven Lady Mocs softball players recognized by NFCA

By Christopher Earndhardt, Chattanooga, TN–Seven current and former members of the Lady Mocs softball team were awarded All-America Scholar-Athlete status earlier this month by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. From the 2014 roster, seniors Stephanie Rieck, from Chandler, Ariz., and Tyler Templet from Woodstock, Ga., were honored. Sophomores Anyssa Robles, from Lawrenceville, Ga., and Sam […]

Volleyball loses matches to Samford and Davidson


By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, TN–The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team lost two matches against Samford and Davidson. Head coach Travis Filar said, “Obviously the results didn’t go the way we wanted them to. I thought we had opportunities in both matches.” First, UTC dropped a 1-3 loss to the Samford Bulldogs. Earlier this season, Chattanooga beat […]

UTC volleyball splits weekend matches against GSU, Citadel


Mette Kryger, Chattanooga,TN– The UTC Volleyball team claimed the second win over Citadel Oct. 27 after the football team won 28-24 earlier that afternoon. different line-ups and players to mix things up, which contributed to the win over Citadel. Friday the team played the number one team in the Southern Conference, Georgia Southern and suffered […]

Lady Mocs volleyball team goes 0-2 over the weekend

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Sophomore Catherine Chason, from Alpharetta, Ga., serves for UTC.

Connor Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn. – The UTC Lady Mocs volleyball team went 0-2 over the weekend against Appalachian State and Western Carolina. First, the Lady Mocs took on Appalachian State and the two teams provided Maclellan Gym with an exciting game from. The match began with the Lady Mocs’ victory in their first set in […]

Lady Mocs Volleyball picks up first Southern Conference win

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Sophomore Juliimar Alvarado, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, spikes the ball during a home match. She led the Lady Mocs with ten kills against Wofford Sept. 28.

Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn.-The Lady Mocs volleyball team picked up their first Southern Conference win Sept. 28 against Wofford in Spartanburg, S.C. “We had a really tough preseason and we didn’t get the results we thought we could or should have gotten,” head coach Travis Filar said. “The most important thing was getting to conference […]