Sept. 18, 2005
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The first collegiate goal from freshman midfielder Véronique Maranda (Saint-Lambert, Quebec) in the 53rd minute and a stifling Lady Vol defense gave the Tennessee soccer team a 1-0 win over Washington in the final match of the 2005 First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic.
Just eight minutes after halftime, Maranda scored after fellow rookie Jackie Acevedo (Austin, Texas) found her on a breakaway in the box about 15 yards out, where Maranda poked the shot past Huskie netminder Kelsey Rasmussen for the goal. Maranda becomes the third Big Orange freshman to net a goal this season.
"We played a very disciplined style of soccer today," said head coach Angela Kelly. "We created a lot of opportunities in the attacking third. I'm excited for Véronique (Maranda) to get her first goal as a Lady Vol.
"I feel very good about our squad leading into conference play. Our season really starts on Friday, and we'd love to get as many fans and students there as possible."
Tennessee (2-4-1) dominated play throughout the match, with the Lady Vol defensive backline of juniors Jenny Jeffers (Lake Zurich, Ill.) and Melissa Amado (Surrey, British Columbia),
sophomore Erica Griffin (Memphis, Tenn.) and freshman Sarah Van Sickle (Knoxville/Farragut) limiting the Purple and White to one shot in the match. That shot in the 18th minute by
sophomore Dani Bridges was grabbed by UT senior goalkeeper Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (Vernon, Conn.), keeping the Huskies off the board.
In the first half, the Lady Vols had numerous good looks at goal. In the 21st minute, Maranda got a pass from sophomore Emily Redberg (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) inside the box, but Rasmussen dove to her right to make the save. Nine minutes later, freshman Kylee Rossi (Pennington, N.J.) had a shot inside the box blocked away from goal by the UW defense.
With time winding down in the first period, sophomore Genna Gorman (Lakewood, Colo.) saw her header shot from the right side of the penalty box hit the left post. Freshman Leslie Vineyard's (St. Louis, Mo.) corralled the rebound and shot, but the Huskies again blocked it, ending the scoring threat.
Tennessee had a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks over Washington (0-6-2). Phillips-Bosshart earned her second shutout and win on the season and the 26th shutout of her career.
In the championship match, 14th-ranked Texas A&M scored in the 70th minute to give the Aggies the 1-0 win over No. 16 Stanford. Allison Martino headed in the shot at 69:27 to keep the Cardinal winless against top-25 teams thus far on the season. Texas A&M moves to 5-1-1 on the season, while Stanford drops to 3-3-1.
Aggie forward Melissa Garey was named the tournament's offensive MVP, while her teammate Amy Berend was picked as the defensive MVP. Jeffers, Phillips-Bosshart and junior midfielder Ali Christoph (Columbus, Ohio) were the Tennessee players selected to the All-Tournament Team.
"Ali played one of the best games in her career today," commented Kelly. "Vanessa played great again this weekend, being on the all-tournament team two weekends in a row. Jenny is very deserving of the recognition, as she has held our young backline together and made good tactical decisions all season."
The Lady Vols open up Southeastern Conference play on Friday night against Mississippi State. Start time is set for 7 p.m. EDT at the Regal Soccer Complex.
at the Regal Soccer Complex * Knoxville, Tenn.
UT: Véronique Maranda (Jackie Acevedo); 52:59
Shots: Tennessee 14, Washington 1.
Corner Kicks: Tennessee 5, Washington 3.
Goalkeeper Stats: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (UT) 1 save, 0 goals, 90:00; Kelsey Rasmussen (UW), 3 saves, 1 goals, 90:00.
Fouls: Tennessee 9, Washington 7.
Offside: Washington 1, Tennessee 1.
Tennessee: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (GK), Jenny Jeffers (D), Genna Gorman (F), Emily Redberg (F), Sarah Van Sickle (D), Melissa Amado (D), Véronique Maranda (M), Erica Griffin (D), Leslie Vineyard (M), Casey Crawford (F), Ali Christoph (M).
Reserves: Jackie Acevedo, Kylee Rossi
Washington: Kelsey Rasmussen (GK), Dani Bridges (M), Shaela Ward (D), Dana Johnson (M), Jenna Kozakiewicz (D), Katie Gregoire (D), Melissa Beal (F), Kim Taylor (F), Jenna Robison (M), Sarah Dougherty (M), Cathy Roe (D).
Reserves: Katy Dowling, Robin Alexander, Katie Buser, Shannon Dillon, Rachael Kimball.
Tennessee: Kylee Rossi 5, Veronique Maranda 3, Melissa Amado 2, Genna Gorman 1, Emily Redberg 1, Leslie Vineyard 1, Jackie Acevedo 1.
Washington: Dani Bridges 1.
|2005 First Tennessee Classic All-Tournament Team|
|Melissa Garey (Offensive MVP)||F||So.||Texas A&M|
|Amy Berend (Defensive MVP)||D||So.||Texas A&M|
|Laura Probst||M||Sr.||Texas A&M|
|Paige Carmichael||D||So.||Texas A&M|
|Kati Jo Spisak||GK||Sr||Texas A&M|