On Friday night, the Lady Vol soccer team opened the SEC portion of its
home schedule with a 5-0 conquest of Western Division rival, Arkansas. In
the process, Tennessee extended its school-record winning streak to four
matches and improved to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the SEC. Meanwhile, the Lady
Razorbacks dipped to 3-4 overall (1-2 SEC).
The victory was the University of Tennessee's biggest ever against an SEC
foe and equaled the squad's conference win total from 1997.
The Lady Vol hosted LSU on Sunday afternoon. Results were not available at
Junior Heather Handel opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a solid
individual effort through several players. It was the defender's first goal
of the season and just the second of her career.
Junior Shayna Teutsch's third goal of the year pushed the Lady Vols' lead
to 2-0 nearly five minutes later off a picture-perfect cross from classmate
UT's prolific freshman Allison Campbell kept her torrid offensive pace
going by knocking in Tennessee's third goal in the 20th minute off another
Michner cross. The rookie fired one attempt at Arkansas 'keeper Jennifer
Traw and then banged in the rebound. Campbell now has eight goals overall
and a remarkable seven in her last three matches.
The Lady Vols found the back of the net again in the 62nd minute when Laura
Lauter notched her fifth goal of the season off a feed from Tara Minnax.
Finally, freshman Jen Laughridge completed the scoring with her first
Tennessee outshot Arkansas by a whopping 27-3 margin. Freshman Lady Vol
'keeper Ellen Dean made one save in 65 minutes to improve to 4-0.
Handoyo's run ends
Peter Handoyo, a true freshman from Surabaya, Indonesia, lost to No. 5
and second-seeded Francisco Rodriguez of Alabama, 6-3, 6-3, Saturday at the
T. Rowe Price Clay Court Championships in Baltimore, Md.
The loss ends No. 97 Handoyo's impressive 8-1 run at the tournament.
Handoyo was the only player in the men's or women's bracket that advanced
through the prequalifying and qualifying draws to the quarterfinals of the
Handoyo also set a Tennessee record for most wins at the tournament.
Handoyo only lost three sets during his nine-match run over seven
Among his upset wins was a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 29 Ignacio
Hirigoyen of SMU to reach the quarterfinals.
"When a great recruit like Peter comes to your school, it's highly
satisfying to see him prove he can make the transition into the upper level
of collegiate tennis," said UT tennis coach Michael Fancutt.
The Vol team returns to action Oct. 2-4 at the Kentucky Invitational
Cross country takes third
Tennessee's men's cross country team took third out of 21 teams at
Saturday's Birmingham (Ala.) Classic.
Senior Doug Ellington ran well again, finishing third with a time of
24:53.20. For the year, Ellington has claimed a first-place finish and a
pair of third-place finishes in three meets.
Brad Leach took eighth (25:05.20) and Jon Jamison finished 11th in
Head coach George Watts was pleased with the way his squad persevered after
getting off to a bad start.
"We started slow, but kept our poise and ended up doing alright," he said.
"We have been doing some tough training, running three weekends in a row,
but we expect that to pay off when the conference championship gets
Volleyball falls to Arkansas
The Lady Vol volleyball team fell to 6-3 overall (0-1 SEC) on Friday
after a straight-set loss at Arkansas.
The Lady Razorbacks, behind seven kills by Jamie Rohme, defeated Tennessee
15-6, 15-4, 15-10. Arkansas improved to 9-2 (1-0 SEC).
Lady Vols soccer team shuts down Arkansas
Published: Mon Sep 28, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:37 p.m.