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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 28

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 28

Waiting game now

for UCMS soccer

The Union City Middle School soccer team’s season is in a wait-and-see mode after the Tornadoes dropped a 2-1 decision to Paris Inman Monday afternoon.

Head coach Rob Nettles said he’s likely to find out today whether or not his squad will qualify for the postseason after Monday’s loss dropped their record to 4-4 on the season.

Paris Inman scored its deciding goal against UC via a last-minute penalty kick.

Woodson Miles accounted for the Tornadoes’ lone tally.

Lady Twister Moore

falls in district semis

The mountain proved to be too steep for Union City’s Anna Moore to climb.

The Lady Twister No. 2 tennis seed had her season ended on Monday after a straight set loss (6-0, 6-1) to defending District 13A-AA singles champion Katie McCall of Greenfield in the league tournament’s semifinals.

“I knew this was going to be a rebuilding year and I think Anna did a great job to get to where she did considering her experience level when compared to others in the district,” UC tennis coach Jason Deem said.

“We’re young and I think the experience from this year will carry over well next season.”

As a result of advancing to the semifinals of the 13A-AA tourney, Moore was named to the All-District team.

UTM golfer Stephens

among top newbies

UT Martin’s Matt Stephens was named to the Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Golf All-Newcomer Team at a banquet following first round play at the OVC Championships Monday night. Stephens’ selection to the All-Newcomer team marks the third consecutive year that a Skyhawk has been represented on the all-conference listing.

“Matt earned this well deserved honor after having a wonderful regular season for us,” said UT Martin head coach Jerry Carpenter.

Stephens finished the season with a stroke average of 74.48, which was second best on the team.

His best performance of the season came at the weather-shortened Grover Page Classic when he carded a 6-under-par 66 to win the tournament for his first collegiate win.

Stephens’ round of 66 was also the lowest single round turned in by any member of the UTM men’s golf team this season.