Women’s soccer opens at home tonight

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn. — After opening the season 0-2 on the road, the women’s soccer team will compete against Tennessee Temple in the home opener tonight at 7 p.m. Head coach J.D. Kyzer is looking forward to the first home game of the season. “There is the home advantage, not because of the referees, […]

Q & A: Coach Kyzer discusses 2014 season

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J.D. Kyzer is in his 15th year as head coach for the women’s soccer program.

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Chattanooga women’s soccer head coach J.D. Kyzer is one of the longest-tenured coaches on campus after being hired in March 1999. He is only the second head soccer coach in University history. During his 15 year reign, Kyzer has earned a SoCon Coach of the Year award, taken down SEC […]

Get to know your Mocs: Crystal Mackezyk

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Senior Crystal Mackezyk, Columbia, Tenn., started 16 games last year.

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Crystal Mackezyk, a senior from Columbia, Tenn., was selected to the Southern Conference Coaches Preseason All-Conference Team. “It’s a good avenue to give her (Crystal) some credit because she’s done a lot of work,” head coach J.D. Kyzer said. “And when you’re not winning as much as you’d like to, […]

Lady Mocs volleyball team split SoCon matches

John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn.-The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team managed to split their recent conference matchups between Samford on Oct. 9 and Davidson on Oct. 13. UTC swept all three sets in their intense first match against Samford at Maclellan Gym. Sophomore’s Briana Reid, from Houston, Texas, and Lauren Gainer, from Boca Raton, Fla., led the […]

Lady Mocs soccer unable to claim victory in Southern Conference


By Mette Kryger, Chattanooga, TN–The UTC Women’s soccer team suffered a tough 9-0 loss against Furman Oct. 3 followed by a 5-1 loss against Wofford Oct. 6. The team dropped to 4-7 overall for the season and 0-4 in conference. “This was a wake-up call for us, no doubt about that,” head coach J.D. Kyzer […]

Lady Mocs soccer team lose two conference matches at home.

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Monica Speth, a freshman from Janesville, Wisc., performs a flip throw to her teammates. She scored an unassisted goal in the fourth minute against Davidson.

Connor Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn.-The Lady Mocs soccer team kicked off a weekend of home games Sept. 27 against Davidson. The game started off great when Monica Speth, a freshman from Janesville, Wisc., scored an unassisted goal in just the 4th minute of the game. After the first goal, however, the Wildcats took control and netted […]

Lady Mocs soccer team take down Tennessee Tech 2-1

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Crystal Mackezyk, a junior from Columbia, Tenn., had a team-best four shots with two on goal and one assist in her game against TTU.

Connor Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn.-The Lady Mocs soccer team traveled to Cookeville Sept. 20 to take on Tennessee Tech. TTU found the net first in the 36th minute and led going into halftime with the Lady Mocs down 1-0. “We need intensity,” head coach J.D. Kyzer said. “You have to work hard, if you expect to […]

Women’s soccer splits matches at Under Armour Border Classic

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Senior Taylor Mangrum, from Franklin, Tenn., clears the ball from South Carolina State.

By Steven Griffis, Chattanooga, TN–The Mocs soccer team traveled to Boiling Springs, N.C. over the weekend to play in the Under Armour Border Classic hosted by Gardner-Webb. In their first matchup of the weekend, they faced Gardner-Webb and fell 3-0 on Friday night. The Mocs were forced to play without senior backs Andria Aurand, from […]

Lady Mocs soccer team takes down Alabama State 5-0

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Midfielder Ashley Simmons, a freshman from Hixson, Tenn., moves the ball downfield to help the Lady Mocs.

Mette Kryger, Chattanooga, TN.-The Lady Mocs soccer team rose against Tennessee Temples with a 5-0 win Friday night at Finley Stadium, but fell short 3-2 against Alabama State Sunday afternoon. “I’m happy we won and big, so it’s good. We got a lot of freshmen and sophomores on the team, we are still missing our […]

UTC soccer player goes pro

By Destiny Bramblett, Chattanooga, TN—The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has had their share of student athletes succeeding at the next level of athletics in many sports in the past, but until now, not in soccer. Donna-kay Henry, from Queens, NY, played on the UTC women’s soccer team from 2008-2011. She earned numerous athletic honors […]