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Stories On Start of Soccer Practice (8/2)

The Tennessee soccer program opened its practice under new head coach Brian Pensky on Wednesday afternoon at Regal Stadium. Check out the following stories on Day 1 of practice!

- Knoxville News Sentinel:Lady Vol soccer ready for fresh start

Happy Birthday - Aug. 1: Soccer's Iyana Moore, Tennis' Brynn Boren

On Aug. 1, we send birthday wishes to soccer sophomore Iyana Moore and tennis sophomore Brynn Boren.

Iyana Moore  Brynn Boren 

Wyatt Spends Summer With Giants

Current Lady Vol goalkeeper RB Wyatt has been splitting her time this summer as a counselor for the Tennessee Soccer camps and as an intern with the Knoxville Zoo. Check out local news station WATE Knoxville's feature on RB here in the Tennessee Soccer Blog!

Van Sickle Named Winner

This afternoon, Lady Vol soccer alum Sarah Van Sickle was named an Under Armour "What's Beautiful" contestant winner.

Van Sickle, whose goal was to, "restore and instill hope, self-esteem, and confidence to at least 225 to 250 women of all ages, sizes, and races," did the very thing she set out to do.

To learn more about Sarah and her dream of helping women everywhere, check out last month's utsports.com article on her.


Happy Birthday - July 18: Alexis Owens, Kianna Ruff

A pair of birthdays for Tennessee student-athletes on July 18. Celebrating are soccer senior soccer forward Alexis Owens and women's track & field runner Kianna Ruff.

Alexis Owens  

Canada Defeats New Zealand 2-0

Saturday's MatchWorld Women's Cup competition between Canada and New Zealand brought lots of excitement to pre-Olympic play in Switzerland. Team Canada, and former Tennessee soccer great Rhian Wilkinson, defeated the Kiwis of New Zealand, and 2012 soccer signee Hannah Wilkinson, 2-0.

Follow the links below to see the full recaps from both sides of the pitch...


Canada will face Brazil on July 17th for their final match of the MWWC 2012. Likewise, New Zealand will look to finish the pre-Olympic tournament strong as they face Columbia, also on the 17th

Lady Vols in Match World Women's Cup

In preparation for the 2012 Olympics in London, national soccer teams from Canada, Brazil, Colombia, and New Zealand are participating in the Match World Women's Cup.

Tennessee soccer fans should take note of these matches as former Volunteer great Rhian Wilkinson of Canada will face 2012 soccer signee Hannah Wilkinson of New Zealand tomorrow in Switzerland.

You can read more about the two Tennessee soccer member's journey to the 2012 London games HERE.

Saturday's match will mark the 10th international meeting between Canada and New Zealand. The event will take place at 10 a.m. EST and can be seen in Canada on Eurosport World or followed on Twitter at @CanadaSoccerEN and @NZ_Football.

Each team will play matches against two opponents and the squad with the most points will be crowed champion of the Match World Women's Cup. Check utladyvols.com for a recap of the match tomorrow.

Rhian Wilkinson has been a member of the CNT for 10 years Wilkinson earned three awards at this years New Zealand Football Awards

Tennessee Soccer Camp Video Update

RS-Jr. R.B. Wyatt updates fans on the current Tennessee Soccer Camps taking place at Regal Stadium. 

Brown Scores Game Winner for Lady Force

Rising junior Caroline Brown is spending her summer playing for the Knoxville Lady Force of the Women's Premier Soccer League. On Saturday, the Hershey, Pa., native scored a game winner during stoppage time to lead the Lady Force to a 2-1 win over the Georgia Revolution.

Here is the recap of the game from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Happy Birthday - May 29: Ashley Hartert, Jodie McGroarty

On May 29, we wish Happy Birthday to soccer's Ashley Hartert and junior diver Jodie McGroarty.

Ashley Hartert  Jodie McGroarty

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