Oct. 9, 2005
BATON ROUGE, La. - Goals by forwards Genna Gorman and Kylee Rossi along with another amazing defensive performance led the Tennessee soccer team to a 2-0 win over LSU on Sunday afternoon at the LSU Soccer Complex. For the third time this season, the Lady Vols only allowed one shot on goal in the match as they moved to 6-0 in the Southeastern Conference.
"To hold a squad like LSU to one shot is something that I'm really pleased with," Tennessee head coach Angela Kelly said. "I thought we came out very inspired and excited to play. I'm very excited that we're 6-0 in conference and that we continue to improve every day and every match. We'll go home and enjoy the day off before we start to prepare to play Vanderbilt and Kentucky next weekend."
The Big Orange (8-4-1, 6-0 SEC) struck early, scoring at 1:18 on a Gorman (Lakewood, Colo.) corner kick that found the upper right-hand corner of the goal. The goal was the 2004 SEC Co-Freshman of the Year's fourth of the season, and it was just the second goal before the 42nd minute for the Lady Vols this season.
The freshman Rossi added the insurance goal in the 83rd minute after controlling a ball in the penalty box that was knocked around following an Ali Christoph (Columbus, Ohio) corner
kick and firing it past LSU goalkeeper Jackie Moseley.
The Tennessee defense continued their outstanding play. The backline of senior Talia Wright (Chattanooga, Tenn.), junior Jenny Jeffers (Lake Zurich, Ill.), sophomore Erica Griffin (Memphis, Tenn.) and freshman Sarah Van Sickle (Knoxville/Farragut) kept the ball away from the UT goal most of the match. The Tigers fired their only shot on goal in the 81st minute, as senior forward Katie Ripple shot inside the penalty box, but senior netminder Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart snagged it for her only save. LSU (6-5-2, 2-3-1 SEC) did not take a shot in the first half, the sixth time the Orange and White have held an opponent without a shot in a period.
UT had numerous opportunities in the first half, taking five shots on goal in the period. In the 15th minute, Rossi tried to strike from the 18-yard line, but it scooted just right of the goal. About five minutes later, she had a shot inside the 18 blocked. Freshman forward Jackie Acevedo (Austin, Texas), getting her first start since the Mississippi match, fired from about 10 yards out in the 27th minute, but Moseley caught it for the save. Sophomore forward Emily Redberg (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) saw her strike from the top of the penalty box miss to the right in the 30th minute. Rossi had another chance in the 43rd minute that Moseley tapped over the goal.
In the second half, the Lady Vols had a couple of good looks towards goal. In the 70th minute, Christoph took a shot from 22 yards out that missed just right. Two minutes later, Gorman fired from 12 yards out, but Moseley again made the stop.
The Purple and Gold did have one other threat in the 76th minute, as Ripple won a tussle at the top of the penalty box with Phillips-Bosshart, but Griffin beat LSU's leading scorer to the ball and cleared it out of harm's way.
In the match, Tennessee had large advantages in shots (21-1) and corner kicks (9-2). The shutout is the Lady Vols' fifth of the season.
Tennessee finishes its four-match road trip against Eastern Division rivals Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Friday night's match against the Commodores is slated for a 7 p.m. CDT start, while kickoff for Sunday's game is set for 2 p.m. EDT.
at the LSU Soccer Field * Baton Rouge, La.
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UT: Genna Gorman (unassisted); 1:18
UT: Kylee Rossi (unassisted); 82:22
Shots: Tennessee 21, LSU 1.
Corner Kicks: Tennessee 9, LSU 2.
Goalkeeper Stats: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (UT) 1 save, 0 goals, 90:00; Jackie Moseley (LSU), 7 saves, 2 goals, 90:00.
Fouls: LSU 9, Tennessee 8.
Offside: LSU 2, Tennessee 2.
Tennessee: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (GK), Jackie Acevedo (F), Talia Wright (D), Jenny Jeffers (D), Genna Gorman (F), Kylee Rossi (F), Sarah Van Sickle (D), Véronique Maranda (M), Erica Griffin (D), Leslie Vineyard (M), Ali Christoph (M).
Reserves: Emily Redberg, Kristen Doukakis, Casey Crawford, Hayley Prendergast, Mia Boyd.
LSU: Jackie Moseley (GK), Stacie McDougall, Caroline Vanderpool, Melissa Clarke, Holly Davis, Joleen Phillips, Leeza Iver, Tara Mitnick, Roslyn Jones, Veronica Godbolt, Kate Ripple.
Reserves: Sara Pollock, Elena Sutherland, Marie Hastings, Lisa Newton.
Tennessee: Kylee Rossi 8, Genna Gorman 3, Emily Redberg 3, Ali Christoph 2, Kristen Doukakis 2, Jackie Acevedo 1, Sarah Van Sickle 1, Casey Crawford 1.
LSU: Katie Ripple 1.