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The Third Saturday of October

10/20/2017, 12:45pm EDT
By MTB

Vols defeat Alabama 46-27 on Family Day

Tennessee avenged a lose in the 2016 conference championship with a decisive 46-27 victory over Alabama on Saturday at the Tennessee Rugby Park. The Vols built a comfortable first half lead but poor decisions and bad field position allowed the Crimson Tide to close the gap with a try at the end of the first half and another one to start the second.  However, Vols broke open a close contest with three tries in under 10 minutes while playing with renewed effort on defense.

The Vols also kept the pace in the reserve match with an impressive 57-5 victory. 

Saturday the Vols also welcomed family and friends to the game as part of the annual UT Rugby Family Day celebration. Huge thanks to all those involved with organizing this event and also to those family members that came to support the Vols! 

Tennessee returns to action at the Tennessee Rugby Park next Saturday against Mississippi State University.  Kickoff to be determined.  We share next weekend with the high school rugby that will be holding a sevens tournament on the upper fields. There will be a $5 admission fee (students free) with the net proceeds of the day being donated to breast cancer research.

Line Up

Varsity

1. Nesto Rivas / Couch
2. Creighton Couch / Landon
3. Keenan Kayser
4. Greg Janowick
5. Will Shaw / Rivas
6. Josh Landon / Justin Ransom @ 60 min.
7. Dylan Craven / Jace Walter @ 67 min.
8. Kerry Roberts
9. Travis Vickers / Chris Leatherwood @ 62 min.
10. Sam Hawkins
11. John Via
12. Tory Griffin / Lanz Williams @ 52 min.
13. Tommy Lane / Patrick Beacom @ 26 min. 
14. Duke Cook / Garrett Montgomery @ 75 min.
15. Drew Davis
 

Line Up

Reserves

1.  Moseley / Pojani
2.  Dixon / Harper
3. Horak / McAfee
4.  Walker / Kallas
5.  Sheffield / Kauvaka 
6.  Eicher  / Kako
7.  Fine / Pirog
8.  Conners / Walter
9.  Vaughn / Dorflinger-Slee
10. Ambrose / Watson
11. Dukes  / McLaughlin
12. Williams
13. Rotter / Montgomery
14. Neal / Miller 
15. Leatherwood

Scoring Summary

04:00  Yellow Card Via
07:00  Penalty Kick Alabama 0-3
11:00  Try Couch / CK Davis 7-3
17:00  Try Hawkins / CK Davis 14-3
26:00  Try Alabama 14-8
29:00  Try UT 19-8
38:00  Try Landon 24-8
40:00  Try Alabama 24-15
45:00  Try Alabama 24-22 
61:00  Try UT 29-22
67:00  Try UT 34-22
70:00  Try Ransom 39-22
73:00  Yellow Card Walter
75:00  Try Kayser / CK Davis 46-22
82:00  Try Alabama 46-27

Halftime:  Tennessee 24, Alabama 15
Full time:  Tennessee 46, Alabama 22

Referee:  Randall Johnson
Asst Referee:  Vince Girolami
Asst Referee:  Brad Lokitz


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