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Second half blitz lifts Vols over Tigers

By MTB, 03/31/19, 9:00PM EDT

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Tennessee found itself in a hole at halftime due to inconsistent play and facing a consistent 15-20 MPH wind.  A few tactical adjustments and a commitment to playing off the front foot led to 5 unanswered tries for the Vols and a comfortable 41-13 victory. 

The first half defensive struggle turned into offensive onslaught in the second 40 minutes.  Vols found opportunities with 2 push over tries from the scrum, two tries from lengthy mauls and two tries from expansive backline play. 

The Reserves dropped the second match 22-24 with Memphis scoring in the final minute.

That concludes the spring 15s season and the Vols not turn their attention to 7s and the SCRC Championship on April 13 in Columbia SC.

Line Up

1. Keenan Kayser
2. Creighton Couch / Dillon Dixon @ 62 min.     
3. Zack McAfee / Creighton Couch @ 62 min.
4. Will Shaw
5. Braxton Heard / Justin Walker @ 55 min. / Dawson Moseley @ 67 min.
6. Will Ring / Zach McAfee @ 62 min.
7. Jacob Eicher
8. Graham Wallace
9. Luke Davies; Conrad Dorflinger-Slee @ 51 min.
10. Andy Dukes
11. Duke Cook / Liam Corry @ 72 min.
12. Patrick Beacom / Tori Griffin @ 55 min.
13. Tori Griffin / Tom Pelini @ 55 min.
14. Garrett Montgomery / Luke Davies @ 51 min. / Sam Hawkins @ 76 min.
15. Ben Schwartz

Statistics

Tries (1st, 2nd, Tot)
UT:  1/5/6
UM: 1/0/1

Penalties (1st, 2nd,Tot)
UT: 5/1/6
UM: 3/10/13 (2 YC)

Kicks
UT: CK 4 of 6; PK 1 of 1
UM: CK 1of 1; PK 2 of 4

Referees
Head Referee: Ben Dickenson
Asst Referee:  Jerry Godfrey
Asst Referee:  Brian Shaw

Halftime:  Tennessee 7, Memphis 13
Full Time:  Tennessee 41, Memphis 13

Scoring Summary

06' - UT TRY (Wallace) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 7 - 0
25' - UM Try (12) / CK (10); Score: 7 - 7
29' - UM PK (10); Score: 7 - 10 
40' - UM PK (10); Score: 7 - 13
50' - UT TRY (Wallace) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 14 - 13
53' - UT TRY (McAfee); Score: 19 - 13
61' - UT TRY (Walker); Score: 24 - 13
67' - UT TRY (Shaw) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 31 - 13
73' - UM Yellow Card (5)
75' - UT TRY (Pelini) / CK (Schwartz): Score: 38 - 13
80' - UM Yellow Card (1)
80' - UT PK (Schwartz); Score: 41 - 13