The sixth-ranked University of Portland women's soccer team erupted for
five goals in the second half Monday, leading to a 5-0 win over Tennessee.
Tara Koleski scored two goals and assisted on another in the rout.
The Pilots improved to 2-0-0 on the season, while the Lady Vols dropped to
1-2-0. It was Tennessee's second consecutive loss. The Lady Vols lost 3-1
on Friday to Oregon in the first of a two-game Pacific Northwest swing
After a scoreless first half, the Pilots scored twice inside a minute.
Koleski opened the onslaught in the 51st minute, pushing the ball past
Tennessee goalkeeper Sarah Shivley. Less than a minute later, Kylee Barton
blasted a shot in from nine yards out.
The Pilots, who outshot Tennessee 27-11, put in three more goals in the
final 16 minutes of the contest.
Kim Stiles collected a pass from Brooke O'Hanley in front of the net, beat
Shivley with a nifty move, and scored into an empty net in the 75th minute.
Less than five minutes later, Koleski scored her second goal of the match
and third of the year off a nice feed from Regina Holan.
The Holan-Koleski connection reversed roles in the 89th minute, when
Koleski laid the ball off for Holan, who blasted the ball into the back of
the net for the final tally.
Portland's defense allowed just three Tennessee shots in the first half.
The Pilots, on the other hand, fired 11 shots at Shivley.
Portland's keeper duo of Cheryl Loveless and Angela Harrison were virtually
untested all afternoon, combining for their second straight shutout, while
making seven saves.
The Lady Vols will next travel to Gainesville, Fla., on Friday, to face the
University of Florida.
Lady Vols fall twice on road
Published: Wed Sep 09, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:35 p.m.