UTC women’s soccer announce Gavin McKinney as new head coach

By Zack Kirby, Chattanooga, Tenn., — After the resignation of former head coach J.D. Kyzer, who finished the 2014 season with a 1-17-1 record, the Chattanooga women’s soccer program has found a new head coach to take over the program. McKinney, who just finished up his fifth season at Cumberland University with an overall record […]

Wofford downs Mocs in conference tournament

By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s soccer team was eliminated by Wofford  5-0 in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament. The Mocs finished the year 1-17-1 after a season plagued by injuries at the goalkeeper position. “We’ve never had a season like this,” head coach J.D. Kyzer said to gomocs.com. “When you […]

Soccer’s Hannah Dunn stepping up as goalkeeper

By Kaylene Chadwell, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Hannah Dunn, a freshman goalkeeper from Cookeville, Tenn., is tied for the 10th most saves during one season in UTC’s history and eighth all time for saves with 111. Dunn first played soccer when she was 12 years old. “One of my best friends made me tryout for the soccer […]

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 […]

Mocs soccer drops road match at UAB

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By John Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn., – The women’s soccer team went scoreless for the second consecutive game, falling to UAB 7-0 Friday night in Birmingham, Ala. The Lady Mocs conceded three goals in the first half, with the first coming on a Johanna Liney breakaway in the 16th minute. Liney would find the back of the […]

Soccer drops weekend matches to Tennessee Tech and Vanderbilt

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Freshman Abby Linder, Germantown, Tenn., scored her first goal.

By Hannah Orem, Chattanooga, Tenn., — The women’s soccer team closes the weekend 1-6 with losses to Tennessee Tech and Vanderbilt University. “Tennessee Tech is a very hard working team but we are typically the same type of team,” head coach J.D. Kyzer said. “It’s one of those games we look forward to.” The Mocs put up […]

Women’s soccer falls 2-0 to non-conference Lipscomb

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Senior Melanie Arredando, Tampico, Mexico, winds up for a shot.

By Taylor Branch, Chattanooga, Tenn., – The  women’s soccer team hosted Lipscomb Sunday, Sept. 7, at Finley Stadium. The Mocs tried to gain some momentum after a 1-3 start to the season, and hoped to rebound at home against a talented Lipscomb Bison team, but lost 2-0 in the match. Prior to the match, head coach […]

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, […]