Oct. 21, 2005
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Sophomore forward Emily Redberg scored her second goal of the season at 4:01, leading the Lady Vols to a 1-0 win over Auburn on a rainy Senior Night Friday at the Regal Soccer Complex. The start of the match was delayed for 1:29 due to severe weather in the Knox County area. UT senior goalkeeper Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart made four saves in her final regular-season appearance at Rocky Top for her fifth blanking this season and her 28th solo shutout in her career, the most in Tennessee history.
"This was a great victory tonight for our two seniors," Lady Vol head coach Angela Kelly said, "especially after the long delay. Our girls came out strong tonight, but we still have to do a better job with our scoring opportunities. Now we'll get the team to bed before we head off to face Alabama on Sunday."
The Orange and White (10-5-1, 8-1 SEC) took control early as Redberg (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) poked the thru ball from fellow sophomore Genna Gorman (Lakewood, Colo.) from 16 yards out past Auburn goalkeeper Anna Fiser to give UT the early 1-0 advantage.
Tennessee kept the pressure up the rest of the first half, with three shots just missing to all sides of the frame. In the 17th minute, junior midfielder Ali Christoph (Columbus, Ohio) made
some nice moves around 23 yards out before firing high. In the 25th, freshman forward Kylee Rossi (Pennington, N.J.) had a header inside the six miss right. Two minutes later, Gorman
drove a free kick from 22 yards out just left of the frame. In total, the Lady Vols took nine shots in the stanza compared to none by the Tigers (6-9-1, 5-4 SEC), marking the sixth time
this season that UT has kept an opponent from making a shot during a half.
Auburn would not go quietly, as they out-shot Tennessee, 7-4, in the second half. Jenny Zarzour took the first Tiger opportunity from outside the 18, but her shot sailed right. Shots in the 62nd and 63rd minute by Kara Kasten and Leah Blayney were both grabbed by Phillips-Bosshart (Vernon, Conn.).
Rossi had a couple of header chances to give the Lady Vols an insurance goal, but her shots both went right. The first, in the 61st minute, came off a Gorman corner kick, one of four by UT in the contest as opposed to three by Auburn. The final shot, in the 76th, came off a Christoph indirect kick.
The Blue and Orange looked to have tied the match with around three minutes to go, but the Blayney shot hit the crossbar before bouncing away from goal. Auburn had a final chance on a corner kick with 47 seconds to play, but the tenacious Lady Vol defense, aided by senior Talia Wright (Chattanooga, Tenn.), cleared the ball out of the scoring third to secure the victory.
Tennessee heads to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. CDT at the Alabama Soccer Complex.
at the Regal Soccer Complex * Knoxville, Tenn.
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UT: Emily Redberg (Genna Gorman); 4:01
Shots: Tennessee 13, Auburn 7.
Corner Kicks: Tennessee 4, Auburn 3.
Goalkeeper Stats: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (UT) 4 saves, 0 goals, 90:00; Anna Fiser (AU), 3 saves, 1 goals, 90:00.
Fouls: Tennessee 12, Auburn 6.
Offsides: Auburn 1, Tennessee 1.
Tennessee: Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (GK), Talia Wright (D), Jenny Jeffers (D), Genna Gorman (F), Kristen Doukakis (M), Emily Redberg (F), Kylee Rossi (F), Melissa Amado (D), Erica Griffin
(D), Leslie Vineyard (M), Ali Christoph (M).
Reserves: Véronique Maranda, Casey Crawford, Hayley Prendergast.
Auburn: Anna Fiser (GK), Ashley Willis (M), Ashley Eason (D), Jenny Zarzour (M), Lauren Stewart (D), Jada Stewart (M), Jenn Johnson (D), Ronda Brooks (D), Kara Kasten (F), Sara Power
(M), Kristin Stewart (F).
Reserves: Leah Blayney, Courtney Crandell, Jessie Allan.
Tennessee: Ali Christoph 5, Kylee Rossi 4, Emily Redberg 3, Genna Gorman 1.
Auburn: Jenny Zarzour 2, Leah Blayney 2, Ashley Willis 1, Kara Kasten 1, Courtney Crandell 1.