Running in their first meet of the year, the Tennessee's men's cross

country squad took first place at the Western Carolina Invitational in

Cullowhee, N.C., beating Western Carolina, East Tennessee State and


The Vols laid claim to the top three finishes in the race as senior Doug

Ellington captured first in the 6K event with a time of 18:31. Junior

Anthony Famiglietti, a transfer from Appalachian State, finished second

(18:41) and junior Jon Jamison crossed the line in third place (18:48).

Also finishing in the top 10 for the Vols were Joe Dickson in seventh

(19:03) and Scott DeFilippis in ninth (19:16).

Picked to finish third in the conference by Southeastern Conference coaches

in the preseason poll, head coach George Watts was pleased with his team's

showing at the season-opening meet.

"The guys did a good job running together, helping each other out," Watts

said. "We were pretty good today and it is nice to start the season with a

win. Basically, it was a strong showing in our first meet.

"Now we have to get ready for next Friday's big meet."

On Friday, the Vols host the UT Invitational at Lambert Acres Golf Club in


Lady Vols soccer loses to Florida

Tennessee, coming off a two-game Pacific Northwest swing, traveled to

Gainesville on Friday to face the Florida Lady Gators.

The Lady Vols (1-3) proved no match for the defending SEC Tournament

champions, losing 4-0 in front of 2,831 at Percy Beard Stadium.

Danielle Fotopoulos kicked off the scoring with a six-yard volley in the

fourth minute. Fotopoulos then added two assists on goals in the 45th and

46th minutes by Erin Baxter and Abby Wambach, respectively.

Wambach, a freshman, scored her second eight minutes later on an eight-yard

shot off a Katie Tullis cross.

Tennessee, which has now lost three straight, managed just seven shots on


The Lady Vols faced South Carolina in Columbia on Sunday. Results were not

available at press time. Tennessee's next home game will be Sept. 20

against Xavier.

Tennessee football moves to No. 6

While the Volunteers sat idle from the football field this weekend, they

saw plenty of action in the Associated Press poll, moving up two spots from

No. 8 to No. 6.