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Tennessee 34, South Carolina 5

By MTB, 09/30/19, 9:45AM EDT

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Tennessee defeated South Carolina on Saturday 34-5 at the Tennessee Rugby Park to move to 1-1 in conference play and 3-1 overall.  The Vols also decisively won the shortened reserve match 40-0 to bring the reserve side record to 3-0.  A nice crowd was on hand at the rugby park to watch the Vols renew their rivalry with the Gamecocks and they weren't disappointed as UT put across 12 tries on the day.

The Vols shook off a sluggish first half with 4 tries in the second period including 2 within 5 minutes of each other to pull away from the Gamecocks.   A strong defensive effort seemed to steady the Vols through some early handling errors as the Gamecocks managed only go forward on 33% of phase play.  The breaks eventually came for UT resulting in the decisive victory.

The Volunteer reserve side accounted for themselves very well as they took the abbreviated second match 40-0.  The match featured some very nice running by the young Vols as they put over 6 tries in 40 minutes.

The Volunteers are now open for two weeks and will play their next match in Tuscaloosa on Friday, October 18.

Line Up

1. Creighton Couch; Braxton Heard @ 60'
2. Greg Giangiulio; Couch @ 60'; Chase Porter @ 78'
3. Kevin Thomas
4. Greg Janowick
5. Will Ring, Jacob Eicher @ 57'
6. Patrick Beacom; Grayson Wallace @74'
7. Tory Griffin; Christian Moolman @ 74'
8. Graham Wallace
9. Luke Davies
10. Conrad Dorflinger-Slee; Andy Dukes @ 41'
11. Andy Dukes; Austin White @ 41'
12. Daniel Anderson; Tyler Ensign @ 65'
13. Tom Pelini
14. Marcus McClain
15. Ben Schwartz; Josh Shetler @ 57'

 

Match Officials
Referee:  Ben Dickenson
Asst Referee:  Chris Leatherwood
Asst Referee:  Logan McNeil

Penalties (1st/2nd/Tot)
UT: 4/4/8
SC: 7/4/11

Scoring Summary

6' - UT TRY (Beacom); Score: 5 - 0
33' - UT TRY (Griffin) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 12 - 0
35' - USC Yellow Card; 
46' - UT TRY (Dukes) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 19 - 0
59' - UT TRY (White); Score: 24 - 0
64' - USC TRY; Score: 24 - 5
71' - USC Yellow Card
73' - UT TRY (Ensign); Score: 29 - 5
78' - UT TRY (Graham Wallace);  Score: 34-5

Halftime: Tennessee 15, South Carolina 0
Full Time:  Tennessee 34, South Carolina 5

Scrum Quality
UT: 4 of 4 = 100%
SC: 10 of 13 = 77%

Line Out Quality
UT: 9 of 13 = 69%
SC: 4 of 7 = 57%

Go Forward
UT:    48% 
SC:   33% 

Possession
UT:    73 phases
SC:   58 phases

 

Reserve Line Up

1. Braxton Heard
2. Chase Porter
3. Dawson Moseley
4. Jackson Powers
5. Tyler Hesketh
6. Will Eicher
7. Christian Moolman
8. Grayson Wallace
9. Brandon Estrada
10. Josh Shetler
11. Xavier Stahlman; Dane Peterson @ 21'
12. Alex Ledesma
13. Josh Oakes
14. Joe Prochaska; Luke Lindeman @ 21'
15. Tyler Ensign; Austin White @ 21'

Reserve Match Scoring Summary

2  20-minute periods

2' - UT TRY (Estrada) / CK (Oakes); Score: 7 - 0
10' - UT TRY (Ledesma) / CK (Oakes); Score: 14 - 0
13' - UT TRY (Shetler) / CK (Oakes); Score: 21 - 0
15' - USC Yellow Card
20' - UT TRY (Porter);Score: 26 - 0
29' - UT TRY (Estrada) / CK (Oakes); Score: 33 - 0
32' - UT TRY (Powers) / CK (Moseley); Score: 40 - 0

Halftime:  Tennessee 26, South Carolina 0
Full Time:  Tennessee 40, South Carolilna 0