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


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 […]

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 […]