Sept. 13, 2013
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Tennessee soccer team could not bounce back from Emily Jorgenson's goal in the third minute, falling to MTSU, 1-0, on Friday in Murfreesboro.
Tennessee (5-2) came out of the second half very aggressive, but still could not find the back of the net while the MTSU (1-3-2) back line held its ground.
In the 55th minute, Wilkinson had a shot in the box that went high and wide. In the 59th minute, Cheyenne Spade took a free kick from 10 yards outside the right side of box, but the Blue Raider defense cleared the ball quickly.
There was a questionable call in the 64th minute as Kelsey Brouwer slid over her own back line to clear the ball to her right. UT was given a throw-in instead of a corner kick.
In the 68th minute, Wilkinson had shot from about 15 yards outside the box that Brouwer grabbed to her right.
With under seven minutes left, Michele Christy sent a good cross deep into the box, but Brouwer skied to snatch it out of the air before any UT players could get a header.
In the 88th minute, Cobb had a shot from the top of the box that went right to the center where Brouwer was there waiting for it.
Christy had another shot in the closing seconds that went wide of the goal.
In the first half, MTSU pulled ahead with a very quick score in the third minute when Emily Jorgenson punched in a ball right in front of the net. Amalie Anderdal took a free kick from the right side of the UT third and the ball bounced about three yards in front of the goal. With a Tennessee defender on her, Jorgenson knocked the ball past Eckel's right.
Tennessee scrambled down the field immediately after MTSU's goal with Brittney Wade sending a high cross in the box from the left side that went over the crossbar.
UT remained aggressive for the rest of the first half, trying to punch in the equalizer. In the seventh minute, Susan Ferguson had a header shot that MTSU keeper Kelsey Brouwer grabbed. Later in the seventh, Wilkinson had a shot go wide.Cheyenne Spade had corner kicks in the ninth and 12th minutes, but Tennessee was unable to register a shot on either attempt.
Eckel made a good save in the 15th minute and with under nine minutes left, she collided with an MTSU attacker and covered the ball on the ground.
At the half, UT had a 5-4 edge on shots and a 5-1 advantage on corner kicks.
Tennessee returns to Regal Soccer Stadium on Sunday for a 1 p.m. home match against Western Kentucky. The first 100 kids at the UT-WKU match will receive a free hot dog and drink. There also will be a free kids soccer clinic on the field following Sunday's match.