Concluding its two-match West Coast swing on Sunday afternoon, the Lady Vol

soccer team took on the University of San Francisco Lady Dons at Negosesco

Stadium on an overcast afternoon in the "City by the Bay." Tennessee and

the hosts battled through regulation and a pair of 15-minute sudden-death

periods and the result was a 0-0 tie.

The Lady Vols were out-shot 20-17 overall, but held a 6-5 advantage in the

extra session. Sophomore Allison Campbell led UT with six shots and

classmate Jen Laughridge contributed four attempts. Sophomore Ellen Dean

made nine stops in goal to record her first shutout of the campaign.

In Friday's action, the Lady Vols met 22-ranked California in Berkeley.

Despite a goal with 25 seconds remaining in the match by junior midfielder

Kelly Berrall from 35 yards out, Tennessee wound up on the short end of a

2-1 margin.

After a scoreless opening half, the hosts took a 1-0 lead 2:07 into the

second stanza when Natalie Stuhlmueller lofted an arching shot into the top

right corner of the net off a throw-in by Regina Holan.

Cal went ahead by two goals with just 1:22 remaining in regulation play

following a break-out from their own defensive zone. With the Lady Vols

pressing for the equalizer, the Bears took possession and eventually worked

a two-on-one which saw Kim Brown feed Laura Schott for the game-winner past

UT sophomore goalie Ellen Dean.

The Lady Volunteers broke into the scoring column right after the ensuing

kickoff, as Allison Campbell passed to Berrall, who weaved through several

defenders before blasting a shot from 35 yards out. The shot eluded Cal's

substitute keeper Leigh Ann Morton, but Tennessee could move no closer and

time ran out on Charlie MacCabe's club. The Lady Vols are now 4-7-1

overall.

Ironically, the Orange played a man-up for the final 31 minutes of the

contest after Golden Bear goalkeeper Maite Zabala was issued a red card and

ejected following a collision with Lady Vol sophomore Jen Laughridge.

Devastating news for Tennessee happened nine minutes later when junior

Laura Lauter went down hard with a knee injury and did not return.

Preliminary indications appeared to be serious and further tests were to be

performed on the All-SEC standout on Monday.

The Lady Vols return to the Southeastern Conference portion of their

schedule against arch-rival Georgia on Friday night in Athens.