Tennessee lost to Virginia 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, ending a season in which the Lady Vols won the SEC regular-season and tournament championships.
The Lady Vols knocked off Wake Forest 5-2 in Friday’s opening round.
After missing their first five shot attempts, the Cavaliers broke a scoreless tie in the 37th minute when Jess Rostedt dribbled around UT goalie Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart to put UVA in front.
Virginia wasted little time in the second half, extending its lead to 2-0 in the 47th minute when Jess Rosted scored off an assist by Sarah Huffman.
In the 57th minute, the Cavs put the match out of reach, taking a three-goal lead on a Shannon Foley goal.
Despite having two more corner kicks and committing 10 fewer fouls, the Lady Vols (15-6-2) were dominated on the stat sheet, being outshot 14-7 by UVA.
Tennessee 5, Wake Forest 2
Four Lady Vols had multi-point games as the 11th-ranked Tennessee squad took a decisive 5-2 win over No. 25 Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Freshman midfielder Véronique Maranda led all scorers with two goals, while forwards Emily Redberg and Kylee Rossi both added a goal and an assist in the win.
The Demon Deacons (9-9-1) struck first in the eighth minute, as Camelyn Dillon knocked in the rebound off Amanda Lebo's shot. The goal ended UT's school-record shutout streak at 418:28, officially topping the old mark set earlier this season by 26:27.
The score seemed to light a fire under the Lady Vols, as UT started firing shots toward goal. Sophomore forward Genna Gorman started the chances, as she fired from eight yards out off a Redberg cross, but the strike went right.
Tennessee evened up the match in the 29th, as senior defender Talia Wright settled the corner kick served into the box by Gorman. Wright then found Maranda, who finished for her first score of the night.
Maranda struck again later in the 42nd, putting in the cross from Gorman for her fourth career score and give the Lady Vols a 2-1 lead at the half.
Christoph took the penalty kick, the first for Tennessee this season, and buried it in the net to give UT a 3-1 lead.
Following a Wake Forest goal the Lady Vols netted two more to deliver the decisive victory.