Oct. 16, 2005
LEXINGTON, Ky. A pair of goals from freshman forward Jackie Acevedo lifted the 13th-ranked Lady Vols to a 2-1 win over Kentucky on Sunday afternoon at the Kentucky Soccer Complex. The Big Orange moved to 9-5-1 on the year and 7-1 in Southeastern Conference play and, more importantly, moved back into the overall SEC lead with their win and Georgia's 2-1 victory over No. 21 Vanderbilt.
"Anytime you're coming off of a loss, there's a learning period," Lady Vol head coach Angela Kelly said. "We really seemed to come closer as a unit and talk about the things we need to do better today. Kentucky played well organized and dynamic ball today and challenged us in many areas. I'm proud of our ladies' fight today as well as their playing with each other. Jackie (Acevedo) did a great job finishing both goals, but the credit has to go to the whole team.
Acevedo (Austin, Texas) hit the clincher at 77:33, taking the lead pass from
sophomore forward Genna Gorman (Lakewood, Colo.) and sprinting past the
Kentucky defense and Wildcat goalkeeper Anne Ogundele before putting the shot
into the empty net. The goal marks Acevedo's first collegiate gamewinner.
Acevedo becomes the first Lady Vol this season to score two goals in a match
this season and the first freshman to accomplish the feat since Gorman did it
in the 2-1 overtime triumph over LSU last year.
The start of the second half saw Kentucky (6-3-7, 2-3-3 SEC) control the pace, as the Wildcats took three shots in the period before Acevedo's heroics. Just two minutes after half, Courtney McCrudden had a shot from 12 yards out that UT senior goalkeeper Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (Vernon, Conn.) caught for the save. Four minutes later, Jen Weakley tried a strike, but senior defender Talia Wright (Chattanooga, Tenn.) blocked the shot away from goal. Finally, in the 73rd minute, Kristin Moyer went for a header towards the back post, but UT was again able to clear the ball away from the net.
The Orange and White tried to add some insurance later, as freshman forward Kylee Rossi (Pennington, N.J.) took a shot from the left wing in the 86th minute that went right.
UT opened up the scoring in the 18th minute as Acevedo finished a give-and-go with sophomore forward Emily Redberg (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) from about eight yards out for her first collegiate goal.
The 41st minute nearly had two scores. Gorman drilled a free kick from about 25 yards out towards goal, but Ogundele made the diving stop in front of the left post. The Wildcats then turned quickly, as Kristen Kover finished the breakaway by making a shot on goal. Phillips-Bosshart got a hand on the ball, but not enough to redirect it as the ball bounced behind her and over the goal line for the score. It was Kover's first collegiate goal.
In the match, Kentucky held a 7-5 advantage in shots, while the Lady Vols took a 6-4 lead in corners.
Tennessee returns to the Regal Soccer Complex on Friday, Oct. 21, as the Lady Vols take on Auburn at 7 p.m. EDT for Senior Night on the Knoxville campus.
at the Kentucky Soccer Complex * Lexington, Ky.
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Shots: Kentucky 7, Tennessee 5.
Corner Kicks: Tennessee 6, Kentucky 4.
Goalkeeper Stats: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (UT) 1 save, 1 goal, 90:00; Anne Ogundele (UK), 2 saves, 1 goal, 90:00.
Fouls: Kentucky 8, Tennessee 5.
Offside: Tennessee 3, Kentucky 0.
Tennessee: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (GK), Jackie Acevedo (F), Talia Wright (D), Jenny Jeffers (D), Genna Gorman (F), Kristen Doukakis (M), Emily Redberg (F), Sarah Van Sickle (D), Erica Griffin (D), Leslie Vineyard (M), Ali Christoph (M).
Reserves: Kylee Rossi, Véronique Maranda, Hayley Prendergast, Melissa Amado.
Kentucky: Anne Ogundele (GK), Sarah Gaunt, Ashley Schillig, Jen Weakley, Kristin Moyer, Callie Lanphier, Megan Jones, Courtney McCrudden, Nathalie Bolder, Kate Hughes, Tara Herold.
Reserves: Kristen Jedlo, Katie Rice, Ashley Menick, Nicola Holdsworth, Kelsey Fenix, Kristen Kover, Betsy Holbrook, Rachel Ulrich.
Tennessee: Jackie Acevedo 2, Genna Gorman 1, Kylee Rossi 1, Emily Redberg 1.
Kentucky: Sarah Gaunt 1, Jen Weakley 1, Kristin Moyer 1, Callie Lanphier 1, Courtney McCrudden 1, Nicola Holdsworth 1, Kristen Kover 1.