OXFORD, Miss. - Tennessee sophomore forward Lyndsey Patterson tallied the match-winner 4:59 into the first sudden-victory session to lift the No. 13 Lady Vols to a 1-0 decision over Kentucky in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium on Friday night. Patterson's first-ever Golden Goal enabled second-seeded UT to advance to Sunday afternoon's title match for the first time in school history, where it faced six-time defending champion Florida. Results were not known at press time.
In the extra session, Lady Vol sophomore Kayla Lockaby arched a cross from the left wing into the box to Patterson. From there, Patterson scored her fourth goal of the season to give Tennessee the win.
Castellvi falls at Omni
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas - Senior Vilmarie Castellvi of the UT Lady Vol tennis team won her semifinal match on Saturday in the consolation tournament of the Omni Hotels Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, but fell in the final later that day.
Castellvi faced a pair from Stanford in the afternoon, matching up first with No. 15 Erin Barnikow in the semifinals. Castellvi, the nation's No. 1 player, defeated Barnikow in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, before squaring off with unranked Alice Barnes in the final. Barnes took the first set, 6-3, but the native stormed back with a 6-2 win in the second set. Barnes, however, was too much for Castellvi as she took the match in the third set by a 6-3 count.
Volley Vols suffer third straight shutout
It was a tough outing for the University of Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball squad as they were shutout for the third consecutive match Friday night in Knoxville. The No. 18 South Carolina Gamecocks defeated Tennessee by a 30-14, 30-13, 30-19, count at Stokely Athletics Center. USC improved to 20-4 and 13-1 in the SEC with the win, while Tennessee dropped to 17-9 and 6-7 in league play.
As a team, Tennessee hit minus-.019, its second straight contest with a hitting percentage in red figures. South Carolina hit a dominating .408, the second-highest allowed by UT this season. USC sophomore middle blocker Niece Curry paced the Gamecocks' efforts with an astounding .684 hitting clip coming off 13 kills and zero errors on 19 attempts. The Lady Vols are now 0-9 this season when they are out-hit by the opposition.
Lady Vols prevail over 'Cats
Published: Mon Nov 11, 2002 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 04:39 p.m.