Lady Vols Soccer Finishes Up Out of Conference Play With Big Win

Photo credit: University of Tennessee Athletics
By Dominic Throngard

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Lady Vols soccer team (4-2-1) took on Queens (0-3-3) and walked away with a huge 6-0 win Sunday night at Regal Soccer Stadium. The Lady Vols jumped off to a quick start in this match and then piled on the goals throughout.


Key Takeaways

Jaida Thomas picked up another goal in her now six game streak and is now officially tied for second most Lady Vols goals all time with 33. Lawson Renie got her first and second goal of the season with teammates Nolyn Bartholomew, Kameron Simmonds, and Jenna Stayart each securing one a piece. The team has now outscored opponents 22-0 in their past four matchups after a slow start to the season.

After a win here, the Lady Vols are now onto conference play and will look to carry their momentum into SEC play.

Match Summary

This game was dominated by Tennessee from the start with the team piling on over 34 shots throughout the contest. Tennessee scored their first in the ninth minute of play and held possession throughout the match. The team’s passing play looked dynamic and the ball moved well through the midfield with players making solid runs and switching the field frequently. 

Queens was unable to keep up, but nonetheless their keeper, Erica Turner, made 14 saves and made it a much closer game than it could’ve been. When the second half rolled around it was 4-0 and the Lady Vols finally began to slow down a bit and stopped applying as much pressure. 

Head Coach Joe Kirt let the younger players get some good minutes as they closed out the contest without allowing much of any good chances from Queens.

Coach Comments

Head Coach Joe Kirt after the game talked about a couple of the areas he’d like to see improvement in as the team approaches SEC competition.

“I think we’ve got to clean up some of our defending at points, but overall we’ve been extremely consistent, we’ve been organized, we’ve limited chances, and we’ve done a great job of continuing to grow in each game. I feel like we’re in a great spot going into league play.”

What’s Next?

The Lady Vols travel to Gainesville to begin conference play against Florida on September 16th at 7 P.M. ET.