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Vols open conference play with victory over Kentucky

By MTB, 10/02/21, 9:00PM EDT

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After a slow and low scoring first half (5-3), Tennessee found some success and outpaced Kentucky to a 22-15 victory.  The matchup with the Wildcats is always a highly emotional and hard hitting affair and the 2021 edition didn’t disappoint.    Adding to the excitement of the afternoon was Family Day activities with many player families in Knoxville to enjoy the afternoon.  

The Volunteer reserves grabbed the lead in the second half but couldn’t hold as the more experienced Wildcats put a try across in the final minutes to take the victory.

Following the second match both teams and the Volunteer families enjoyed a meal catered by Dead End BBQ.  Huge thanks for Karla Lane, the Lane Family, and NHC Healthcare for hosting the event

Tennessee returns to action on Saturday, October 16 with Clemson coming to Knoxville for 2 matches at the Tennessee Rugby Park.  Kickoff is set for 1 PM. 

Line Up

1. Braxton Heard
2. Greg Giangiulio / Jarret Self @ 75 min.
3. Kevin Thomas
4. Greg Janowick
5. Will Ring
6. Lance Williams
7. Luke Mathis
8. Chrisitan Moolman
9. Carson Richards
10. Marcus McClain
11. Austin White
12. Jake Rath
13. Tom Pelini
14. Garrett Moorman
15. Josh Shetler

Scoring Summary

SCORING and CARDS
27' - UT TRY (Moolman); Score: 5 - 0
34' - UK PK; Score: 5- 3
40' - UT Yellow Card;
43' - UK TRY / CK; Score 5 - 10
53' - UT TRY (Scrum) / CK (Richards): Score 12 - 1 0
68' - UT TRY (Giangiulio); Score 17 - 10
71' - UT TRY (Rath); Score: 22 - 10
77' - UK TRY

Halftime:  Tennessee 5, Kentucky 3
Full time: Tennessee 22, Kentucky 15

Referee: Ben Dickenson
Asst Referee:  Chris Leatherwood
Asst Referee:  Jack Smith

SCRUM QUALITY
UT: 8 of 9 = 89%
UK: 6 of 7 = 86%

LINE OUT QUALITY
UT: 9 of 9 = 100%
UK: 3 of 6 = 50% 

PENALTIES (1st/2nd/Tot)
UT: 11/5/16
UK: 3/4/ 7

Line Up - Reserves

1. Brendon Bibb
2. Chris Fisher
3. Jarret Self
4. Stephen Kendra / Tommy Troutman
5. Tommy Codevilla
6. Dane Whitney
7. Kol Dorney
8. Matt Beacom
9. Garrett Moorman
10. Jack Ambrose
11. Nik Frost
12. Grant Silkwood
13. John Thornton / Timmy Yeager
14. Dane Peterson / Tyler Johnson
15. Elliot Christoph / Ethan Comer

Scoring Summary

04' - UK TRY; Score: 0 - 5
13' - UT TRY (Silkwood) / CK (Frost); Score: 7 - 5
19' - UK TRY / CK; Score 7 - 12
24' - UK TRY / CK; Score: 7 - 19
30' - UT TRY (Scrum) / CK (Frost); Score: 14 - 19
31' - UT TRY (Dorney) / CK (Frost); Score: 21 - 19
34' - UK PK; Score: 21 - 22
51' - UT TRY (Bibb) / CK (Frost); Score: 28 - 22
56' - UK TRY / CK;  Score: 28-29

Halftime:  Tennessee 14, Kentucky 19
Full time:  Tennessee 28, Kentucky 29

Referee:  Jack Smith