Soccer beats Tennessee in OT thriller
Oct. 2, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Molly Kinsella's goal in the 95th minute in overtime gave Vanderbilt a 1-0 win over arch-rival Tennessee in front of a season high 1,657 fans Friday night at the VU Soccer Complex.
"I'm thrilled with the effort the team gave tonight," said Vanderbilt head coach Ronnie Woodard. "They worked very hard both on and off the ball and they stuck to our game plan."
The game was full of intensity and played at a quick pace the entire night. Both teams took six shots in the first half, while the Lady Vols controlled possession for most of the second half with an 11-3 shot advantage.
Tennessee finished the game with an 18-11 shot advantage, but Vanderbilt made the most of its shots, with seven coming on goal to just five for the Lady Vols.
Rachel Bachtel recorded her third shutout of the year and the team's fifth. She recorded five saves and now has 12 shutouts in her career, third best in school history.
Chelsea Stewart and Kinsella led VU with two shots on goal apiece, while Sarah Jackyra and Chelsea Hatcher led UT with two of their own.
The Commodores will be back in action on Sunday against Georgia at 2 p.m. at the VU Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs are 9-1-1 overall and 2-1 in SEC play after beating Kentucky 1-0 in Lexington Friday night.
"Anytime you can get a win in the SEC, it's going to make you that much better for the next game and it raises the excitement and intensity level of your team."
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