UTC Beach Volleyball Splits Day One of OVC Weekend on Senior Day

Chattanooga’s Beach Volleyball team split two 4-1 decisions on Friday, defeating Morehead State before dropping an evening match to UT Martin.

The Mocs moved to 9-3 overall and 1-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference after the two matches.

Chattanooga began with a 2-0 lead after the Mocs’ fourth and fifth pairs won 2-0 and 2-1. Victoria Cerino and Madi Morris at No. 4 defeated their opponent 21-19 in both sets. Joy Courtright and Kaye Gresham put together a three-set victory (20-22, 21-12, 15-11).

The Mocs got two wins at the top two spots with Gylian Finch and Baylee Young winning in three sets, 21-18, 20-22, 23-21. Neva Clark and Paige Gallentine swept their third straight match, winning 21-17, 22-20.




The second match, against UT Martin, began with the Skyhawks sweeping at No. 4 before Courtright and Gresham put together a strong 23-21, 26-24 straight-set win at No. 5. The visitors took a 2-1 lead with a three-set 21-14, 17-21, 15-9 win at the top spot to bring them within one point of securing the dual.

The second and third pairs both went to a third set with the Skyhawks needing to win just one to decide the match. UT Martin won at No. 3, 15-11 in the fifth to seal the match and secured the 4-1 win with a 15-12 victory at No. 2.

Chattanooga is back at the UTC Sports Complex tomorrow at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. against Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois.

Chattanooga 4, Morehead State 1
1 . Finch, Gylian/Young, Baylee (UTC) 2-1 Lohmeier, Olivia/Whitten, Allison (More) 21-18 20-22 23-21
2 . Gallentine, Paige/Clark, Neva (UTC) 2-0 Reinhard, Anya/Miller, Trinity (More) 21-17 22-20
3 . Montelisciani, Olivia/Williams, Bella (More) 2-1 Lomax, Hanley/Steger, Bailey (UTC) 21-15 15-21 15-11
4 . Cerino, Victoria/Morris, Madison (UTC) 2-0 Musselman, Margaret/Hulsman, Abby (More) 21-19 21-19
5 . Gresham, Kaye/Courtright, Joy (UTC) 2-1 Wogenstahl, Irene/Alexander, Raegan (More) 20-22 21-12 15-11




Chattanooga 1, UT Martin 4
1 . Scanlon, Karen/Mott, Dylan (UTM) 2-1 Finch, Gylian/Young, Baylee (UTC) 21-14 17-21 15-9
2 . Phillips, Hannah/Lucas, Kambree (UTM) 2-1 Gallentine, Paige/Clark, Neva (UTC) 21-18 16-21 15-12
3 . Wallick, Logan/Paulino, Haeleigh (UTM) 2-1 Lomax, Hanley/Myers-Osband, Madelina (UTC) 13-21 22-20 15-11
4 . Carrell, Kayla/Conley, Addison (UTM) 2-0 Cerino, Victoria/Morris, Madison (UTC) 21-16 21-12
5 . Gresham, Kaye/Courtright, Joy (UTC) 2-0 Vaughn, Addy/Kuball, Brooke (UTM) 23-21 26-24