MATCH CENTRAL: # 12 UT v Kentucky
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee. –Tennessee No.12 will play for an SEC East title on Thursday when he hosts Kentucky in a 6 p.m. ET game at Regal Soccer Stadium. The match will be broadcast on the SEC network.
A victory on Thursday would crown the UT SEC East champions in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2004-05 and set a program record for most regular season wins at 15.
The Vols (14-2-0, 7-2-0 SEC) have just completed a week that included a 2-1 overtime loss to Vanderbilt and a crucial 3-1 win over a Georgia team that were previously unbeaten in the division. .
The Wildcats (7-9-2, 1-8-0 SEC) shutout against Missouri in their last outing, 2-0.
Tennessee has a historic 15-12-3 advantage over the United Kingdom. The teams last met on October 18, 2020 and the match ended in a 1-1 draw in double overtime.
Thursday’s game will be the senior day for five UT seniors. Wrenne French, Hannah Tillett, Ashley Gabor, Mackenzie Ostrom and Brooke Wilson will each be recognized at a pre-game ceremony that begins at 5:40 p.m.
FOLLOWING: Tennessee will be in action Tuesday at the SEC tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama. The time and the opponent are to be determined.
EVERYONE IS DANGEROUS: With Cariel Ellis first goal of the season against Georgia, 14 different volunteers have now scored at least one goal this season, and 14 of UT’s 42 goals have come from players off the bench.
BALANCED ATTACK: Thomas’ goal against the Bulldogs was his seventh of the season, creating a three-way tie for the first goal scored with Claudia Dipasupil and Taylor Huff.
SECOND HALF-TIME TEAM: Tennessee dominate their opponents 28-6 after halftime, have scored nine goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation and have two gold goals this season.
GEORGE CHAUFFE: Mackenzie George won the SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring consecutive goals and adding her eighth assist of the season against UGA. She leads the team in assists and is tied with Brooke Wilson for fourth in goals scored with four.