With three runners finishing in the top five, Tennessee defeated six
schools to claim first place in the University of Tennessee Invitational at
Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryville.
Tennessee's Anthony Famiglietti took second in 25:27.12, Doug Ellington
placed third (25:41.16) and Jon Jamison finished in fifth (25:53.07).
In all, six UT runners were among the first 21 competitors to cross the
line as Tennessee outscored second place Ohio State 42-49. Wake Forest took
third, SEC opponent Florida finished in fourth, followed by Indiana,
UNC-Asheville and LSU.
Coming on the heels of last week's win at Western Carolina, head coach
George Watts said, "These guys are running well right now. They are working
together and showing a lot of tenacity. It is an over-achieving group with
a great deal of room for improvement.
"I was impressed today with how hard Doug and Anthony finished the last two
miles of this race. As always, it's nice to win, but we have to do this
when it counts."
Famiglietti and Ellington were among the leaders from start to finish, as
they pushed each other to keep up their pace.
"I have to give credit to Doug," Famiglietti said. "He pushed me through. I
couldn't have done it without him today."
Ellington, the team's captain, is pleased with the way the squad has
performed thus far. "We have a special style developing," he said. "It is
certainly a lot different than last year. It was great to see Anthony up
there today, and we are happy to be winning, but we know we can
Tennessee runs next Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Birmingham Invitational
before traveling to Lawrence, Kan., for the Pre-National Invitational on
Oct. 10. The Vols will host the SEC Championships on Oct. 31 at Lambert
Lady Vols x-country wins
Tennessee's Lady Vol runners also used the home field advantage to its
fullest as the Big Orange took home 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th places en
route to a first place team finish at the Tennessee Invitational on the
Lambert Acres Golf Course in Maryville.
Senior Maureen Ferris used a late burst of energy in the last 100 yards to
pass LSU's Martina Barkman for first place with a time of 17:59.55.
Juniors Angie Pothier and Kristen Ritter followed closely behind to finish
3rd and 4th respectively. Sharon Dickie, who led UT at the Western Carolina
Invitational, finished fifth, while Mindy Watkins followed her up in sixth
to complete the Big Orange finish.
Lady Vols torch UNC-Asheville
Freshman forward Allison Campbell tallied a school-record five goals as
Tennessee ripped North Carolina-Asheville 8-1 in a non-conference women's
soccer game at Greenwood Field in Asheville on Friday.
Campbell scored four goals in the first half for UT (3-3) as the Lady Vols
rolled to a 6-1 lead after 45 minutes. She added her fifth midway through
the second half to complete her big day as Tennessee won its second
The loss was the first of the season for the Bulldogs (4-1), who played
without head coach Michele Cornish in attendance. Cornish had a baby girl
on Thursday and could not be at the game.
"Tennessee has a lot of quickness up front, and we haven't seen that kind
of quickness. And it showed today," said fill-in coach Dan Holcomb.
UNC-Asheville scored the first goal of the game as sophomore Joanna
Stocking scored in the 13th minute on a header off a pass from Mackenzie
But the lead didn't last long. Campbell began her scoring rampage less than
a minute later to tie the game at 1-1. She scored two more goals to pad the
lead to 3-1.
Then, Kelly Berrall found the back of the net from 20 yards out in the 27th
minute to make it 4-1. Campbell got her fourth goal of the game two minutes
later to push the margin to 5-1.
The Lady Vols weren't finished scoring, though. Kendyl Michner scored on a
penalty kick in the 40th minute to make it 6-1.
After Campbell netted her fifth of the day off a corner kick, Whitney
Rayburn completed the scoring in the 76th minute when she knocked a loose
ball in the area home.
The Lady Vols hosted Xavier on Sunday. Results were not available at press
Tennessee runners place first at meet
Published: Mon Sep 21, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:36 p.m.