No. 23 Lady Vols, Vandy play to 1-1 tie

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (release) -- No. 23 Tennessee and Vanderbilt both scored in the first half, but neither team could put one in the net again in a 1-1 double-overtime tie Sunday at Regal Stadium.

"We had 22 shots miss the frame," Pensky said. "So we've got to get better in and around the goal. We also had 10 corner kicks and we've got to get better on our set piece opportunities."

The match wrapped up a long weekend for Tennessee (6-1-2, 1-0-1 SEC) and Vanderbilt (3-3-3, 0-0-2). The Lady Vols beat Alabama 2-1 in overtime on Friday, while Vanderbilt recorded a tie with Georgia.

Tennessee took an early lead when newcomer Hannah Wilkinson scored from three yards out on a cross from Katie Lenz in the 12th minute. In just four games since joining the Lady Vols, Wilkinson has scored two goals.

Vanderbilt struck back in the 24th minute when Dana Schwartz fired in a goal with an assist by Cheyna Williams.

For the rest of the game, both teams came close to scoring again. Tennessee took 10 corner kicks during the game, including one with less than 10 seconds left in overtime. Amy Harrison took the kick and Lenz took a last-second shot that was saved by Vanderbilt's defense to preserve the tie.

A total of 37 fouls were called in the physical match between the two teams, Vanderbilt with 21 and Tennessee with 16. There were also three yellow cards distributed.

Tennessee hits the road this weekend for a pair of SEC games, playing Florida on Friday at 7 p.m. and Mississippi State on Sunday at 2 p.m.

NOTES: Tennessee out-shot Vanderbilt 27-15, including 14-8 in the first half ... Wilkinson again led the team in shots, taking seven ... CC Cobb was second on the team with four shots ... Cheyna Williams had four shots for Vanderbilt in addition to her assist.


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