Despite climbing into the national rankings earlier in the day, the Lady
Vols soccer team's offense came up short against visiting Loyola College on
Tuesday night, falling by a 1-0 count at the Tennessee Soccer Complex. The
loss was UT's first since a season-opening setback at the hands of then No.
1 North Carolina on Sept. 1 in Chapel Hill.
Although head coach Charlie MacCabe's club out-shot the Greyhounds by a
25-4 margin, LC junior goalkeeper Julie Kapcala made 10 saves to register
the shutout. The lone goal of the match was scored with just 2:13 remaining
until the intermission, as sophomore Naura Groake received a cross from
classmate Sarah Lindenmuth and deposited a shot into the lower right of the
goal past UT senior goalkeeper Sarah Shivley. The tally was Groake's second
of the campaign and also marked her second game-winner.
Although the Orange and White had plenty of opportunities to notch the
equalizer during the second frame, Loyola's defense rose to the challenge
repeatedly. The high-octane offense supplied by sophomore Allison Campbell
(eight shots), junior Laura Lauter (six shots) and senior Kendyl Michner
(six shots) just could not find the back of the net.
With the victory, Loyola moves to 4-1 in '99, while MacCabe' squad dips to
3-2. UT returns to action this Friday night with the first-day action at
the First Tennessee Bank Classic. UNC, Asheville will meet Xavier at 5:30
p.m., followed by the Lady Vols against George Mason at 8 p.m.
Loyola shuts down Lady Vols
Published: Thu Sep 16, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:56 p.m.