Volleyball splits matches on Senior Weekend

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By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. –The volleyball team finished the regular season 6-10 in the conference after a win against Wofford and a loss against Furman this weekend. The team swept Wofford 3-0 Friday but dropped a 3-0 match to Furman Saturday. “Wofford is a young team,” head coach Travis Filar said. “With that youth, […]

Volleyball’s Green and Guzinski aim for wins on senior weekend

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The volleyball team has returned from a long road trip and will now set their sights on Wofford and Furman. For seniors Brianna Guzinski, Jacksonville, Fla., and Melissa Green, Boca Raton, Fla., these next two home matches will be the last time they will play in Maclellan Gym, and […]

Volleyball drops road match to UNCG

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Junior Briana Reid, Houston, Texas, recorded a team-high four kills in the third set against the UNCG Spartans.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The volleyball team fell to 5-9 for the year after a tough four-set defeat on the road at UNC-Greensboro. The Mocs knew they were facing a tough opponent when they rode into Greensboro, N.C., and the Spartans gave UTC everything they bargained for. “They have a very high powered offense,” […]

Get to know your Mocs: Anne Bachamnn

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By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., –Sophomore Anne Bachmann, Lincoln, Neb., emerged as an important setter for the UTC women’s volleyball team so far, and her serving is a vital part for the team’s offense. In an Oct. 25 home match against Mercer, Bachmann had a standout game where she recorded four serving aces in a […]

Volleyball drops three road matches

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Junior Briana Reid, Houston, Texas, spikes the ball in a home match. UTC has another road match Nov. 8 against UNCG

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., —The women’s volleyball team lost three matches in a row to Samford, Western Carolina and East Tennessee State after a week of traveling and conference play. “Any time you play three matches in four days you have to be prepared for a tough stretch,” head coach Travis Filar said. Their […]

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 […]

Volleyball team clinches first two SoCon wins

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By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. –The Chattanooga volleyball team won two back-to-back Southern Conference matches 3-0 against The Citadel and Western Carolina. “I think our biggest strength is that we worry only about our side of the net,” junior Lauren Gainer, Boca Raton, Fla., said. “It doesn’t matter who we’re playing.” UTC claimed the first […]

UTC volleyball drops two opening SoCon matchups

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The volleyball team fell 3-1 to Samford and ETSU last weekend in SoCon play.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. -The Mocs volleyball team kicked off Southern Conference play at home with two 3-1 losses against Samford and East Tennessee State. “We knew that our first weekend was going to be really tough in conference,” head coach Travis Filar said. “But our team and our staff, we didn’t want it […]

Volleyball places second in Scenic City Showdown

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Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — After hosting their second home tournament on back-to-back weekends, the volleyball team placed second in the Scenic City Showdown. UTC swept Stetson (25-15, 25-20, 25-18) and South Carolina State (25-19, 25-18, 25-13)  3-0 in their first two matches, and lost their final match of the tournament to UT Martin Saturday night. […]

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 […]