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SOCCER CENTRAL: FIRST TENNESSEE FRIDAY

Aug 22, 2013

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FIRST TENNESSEE FRIDAY

Friday, Aug. 23

5 p.m.
Game 1
Tennessee Tech (H) vs. Kennesaw State (A)
7:30 p.m.
Game 2
Tennessee vs. Oklahoma

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FIRST TENNESSEE FRIDAY GAME 1
Series History
Tennessee Tech
2012: 5-12-1, 3-7-0 OVC
VS.

Regal Soccer Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

Kennesaw State
2012: 10-8-1, 6-2-1 A-Sun
All-Time: Kennesaw State, 2-0
Series History:
10/27/06 KSU W, 7-0
9/18/05 KSU W, 4-0

Friday, Aug. 23
5 p.m.
Notes

This match is the season opener for both Kennesaw State and Tennessee Tech. Kennesaw State went 1-1 in exhibition play witha 3-0 loss vs. Wofford on Aug. 9 and a 3-0 win over Clayton State on Aug. 17. TTU tied Tennessee Wesleyan, 1-1, on Aug. 17.

FIRST TENNESSEE FRIDAY GAME 2
Series History
Tennessee
2012: 14-5-3, 9-3-1 SEC
VS.

Regal Soccer Stadium
Knoxville, Tenn.

Oklahoma
2012: 7-9-4, 3-3-2 Big 12
All-Time: Tennessee, 2-0
Series History:
8/21/11 UT W, 3-1
11/14/03 UT W, 1-0

Friday, Aug. 23
7:30 p.m.
Notes

Friday's match between Tennessee and Oklahoma will feature a free live video broadcast on UTSports.com with Brian Rice on the call, Tori Beeler Watson providing analysis and Dani Klupenger as the sideline reporter.

THIS WEEK IN TENNESSEE SOCCER: EPISODE 1

THE SERIES VS. OKLAHOMA

  • Tennessee and Oklahoma will square off for the third time ever on Friday. UT has won the previous two meetings.
  • All-time Series: UT leads, 2-0
  • Aug. 21, 2011: UT 3, OU 1
      Tennessee took a 3-1 win in Norman, Okla. Kylie Bono scored the first goal off a PK in the 23rd minute. Caroline Brown snapped a 1-1 tie in the 60th minute with a score off an assist from Chelsea Hatcher. Brown added one more score off a deflection in the 66th minute.

  • Nov. 14, 2003: UT 1, OU 0
      The first time the teams met was in 2003 when Tennessee took a 1-0 win over Oklahoma in Knoxville in the NCAA Tournament First Round. Lyndsey Patterson scored the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute off an assist from Rhian Wilkinson.

TENNESSEE

  • In 2012, Tennessee went 14-5-3 and made its 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Tennessee finished third in the SEC with a 9-3-1 conference record after league coaches picked the team to place 11th in the 2012 preseason poll.
  • This season, SEC coaches picked UT to tie for third in the conference.
  • The Orange and White features a roster that is 31-players strong with 16 returning veterans and 15 exciting newcomers.
  • UT brings back leading scorer and NSCAA All-American forward Hannah Wilkinson up top (eight goals in 2012) and assist leader Caroline Brown (seven in 2012).
  • Most of the team's formidable back line is also back for 2013. Defenders Allie Sirna, Brittney Wade and Caroline Capocaccia and goalkeeper Julie Eckel helped Tennessee set a new program record for consecutive shutout minutes (533:22) from Aug. 19- Sept. 9, 2012
  • Tennessee had a shutout streak of 533:22 that stretched six matches from Aug. 19-Sept. 9 and set a new program record.
  • Tennessee has won six consecutive season openers, dating back to 2007. UT is 8-0 all-time when opening the season at home.
  • 2012 Season Finish: NCAA First Round
  • 2012 NCAA RPI: 18
  • 2012 SEC Finish: 3rd
  • 2012 Goals/Match: 1.68
  • 2012 Goals Allowed/Match: 0.73
  • 2012 Saves/Match: 3.41

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