Saturday was a big day for Covenant athletics, with nearly every active team competing at home and on the road. Several seasons kicked off, and several came to a close.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams swept Maryville College in 18 matches. This undisputed win in their first match of the season came as a nice motivation for their coming competitions.
Covenant’s rugby club, led by senior Scott McKeon, also won their first local match on Saturday. Although they are not able to join the official Chattanooga Rugby League this year, they are working hard in exhibition matches this year to gear up for 2013. They beat the Chattanooga Lions’ b-team in a surprising upset, winning 7-0. Once in the league, Covenant will face Bryan College, Lee University, Sewannee, and others.
The Lady Scots softball team took a tough loss to a solid Cumberland Lady Bulldogs, losing 6-5. With a record of 1-3, the team is struggling to produce wins in spite of their solid offense thus far.
The men’s baseball team also seems to be struggling with a 3-4 record after a rough road trip to Birmingham-Southern this weekend. The Scots lost both games in a double header.
Margaret Cross and Jessie Blankenship led the women’s basketball team to a strong finish at home, crushing Salem College 65-47. These Lady Scots finished the season 6-19.
Similarly, the men’s team finished the season with a solid win at Berry College on Tuesday. The men came out the gates swinging this season, and produced some really impressive wins, but struggled as the season progressed. They finished the season 8-17.