Another soccer player earns weekly award
Sophomore forward Genna Gorman earned the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award, the league office announced Monday, marking the third straight week a Lady Vol has won a weekly award.
For Gorman, it’s her second career award, 364 days after winning the honor on Oct. 11 last season. The sophomore from Lakewood, Colo., follows Ali Christoph’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week two weeks ago and Kylee Rossi’s Freshman of the Week honor last week.
Gorman had two game-winners in the Lady Vols’ wins at Arkansas and LSU on the weekend. She opened up her scoring with a golden goal in the 2-1 win over the Lady ‘Backs, blasting a shot from 22 yards out into the upper right-hand corner past Arkansas goalkeeper Carrie Dillsaver. She followed that up on Sunday by finding the top right corner of the net against LSU.
The Lady Vols moved into the top 20 in all four major polls. They are as high as 13th in the NSCAA/adidas Top 25.
Clarke named SEC Freshman of Week
Freshman volleyball player Milan Clarke became the first Lady Vol to win Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors. The outside hitter recorded the second-highest hitting percentages in each of Tennessee’s two matches last week.
Against Florida, Clarke hit .250, while at Georgia she hit at a .379 clip, her highest hitting percentage in a match in which she recorded seven or more kills. Her 12 kills surpassed her previous career high by five. In the third game of that contest, she caught fire, hitting .583 and recording the winning kill on the final rally of the match.
For the week, Clarke hit .327 with 3.00 kills per game.
“The work that Milan put in this summer is starting to pay off now,” UT coach Rob Patrick said. “She’s been working very hard in our practices and has really put herself in a position to help our team during this season. I’m excited for her to be recognized for this award. She deserves it.”
Rowing team dominates at Chattanooga Head
The Lady Vol rowing team started the fall season on Saturday with three gold medals at the Chattanooga Head. Tennessee entered 13 boats in three races in Chattanooga, all of which placed in the top seven of their respective races.
The squad started the day by taking first, second and fourth place in the 10-boat Championship 8+ race. Molly Oellerich (cox), Lauren Wells, Nina Dobratz, Heather Hill, Rachel Mayberry, Kristen Galloway, Krista Gearing, Beth Schwartz and Mary Jones drove the winning shell with a time of 16:10.2.
Lady Vols Stephanie Davis (cox), Sarah Hutcheson, Caroline Howell, Alex Shishkov, Lindsay Ehrlich, Leah Smelser, Erin-Monique Shelton, Renee Brittle and Genevieve Collins took second place with a time of 16 minutes, 39.1 seconds.
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Published: Wed Oct 12, 2005