One goal enough for Lady Vols

Caroline Brown scored in the 54th minute to lift the Tennessee Lady Vols to a 1-0 soccer victory over South Carolina Friday night at Eugene E. Stone III Stadium, in Columbia, S.C., ending a five-game, five-year losing streak against the Gamecocks.

The win was the first for Tennessee (9-3-2, 4-2-1 SEC) over the Gamecocks (3-6-4, 0-4-3) since a 3-2 double-overtime win on Sept. 27, 2007.

Brown scored for the third time this season. CC Cobb booted the ball into the far right corner for Brittney Wade and the sophomore defender sent a cross to about eight yards from the middle of the goal, connecting with Brown for the game-winner to the lower right side of the net. Cobb and Wade were credited with the assists.

In the 30th minute, Allie Sirna made a terrific team save on an open net.

Tennessee will play at Auburn at 2:05 p.m. Sunday. The game will be broadcast on CSS and ESPN3. Former Lady Vol soccer player Cameron Broome will be on the call for CSS.

Women's Tennis: The Tennessee Lady Vols doubles team of Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely scored another upset at the ITA Women's All-American Championships, beating No. 5 Emina Bektas and Brook Bolender of Michigan, 8-4, in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Boren and Szekely, who are ranked No. 34, have reached the semifinals, where they will face No. 16 Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar of Duke today.

In singles, Boren knocked off No. 8 Sabrina Santamaria of Southern Cal 6-7, 6-1, 6-3, before losing in three sets to No. 6 Lauren Embree of Florida, 6-4, 5-7, 2-6.

Women's Golf: The No. 23 Tennessee women's golf team is in a tie for 14th in an elite field of 18 after the first round of the Liz Murphey Fall Preview in Athens, Ga.

Senior Erica Popson leads the Lady Vols at 1-over par 73. She's tied for 14th in the individual standings. Chessey Thomas follows in a tie for 32nd with a 3-over par 75. Thomas was the only UT golfer to card a sub-par nine-hole total, which she shot on the back nine. She was one of only two players to shoot an eagle in the first round.

Women's Basketball: Tennessee head coach emeritus Pat Summitt will be at UT Martin today to be honored by her alma mater with a statue. Summitt graduated as the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,045 points.

Summitt was in Austin, Texas, Friday as former Texas Longhorns' coach Jody Conradt was honored with her own statue.

Summitt joined Conradt on the stage, flashed the "Hook'em Horns" sign and sang "The Eyes of Texas" with the crowd.

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kazoo writes:

Glad the soccer team won--but a pretty lackluster performance against a south carolina team that is not good. Again, lots of possession in the midfield area but rather clueless about taking the ball into the attacking third and getting good chances. We did it once in the entire second half and got a goal out of it, but should have gotten more chances. Where was Wilkinson?

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