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.