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UT upends EKU on Senior Day

By MTB, 04/14/18, 10:15PM EDT


The Volunteers welcomed Eastern Kentucky University to Knoxville in a season ending friendly.  The Colonels brought a committed group of players to the Tennessee Rugby Park as they continue to successfully resurrect the rugby program in Richmond.  

The day belonged to the Volunteers; however, as the Vols successfully sent off senior scrumhalf Travis Vickers and senior wing David Ilchert who each had a multiple try performance.  

Tennessee played 31 players in the friendly that featured rolling subs to maximize playing to for both team's young players.

The Vols build an early 31-0 lead in the first 20 minutes and then maintained good pressure with the young Volunteers showing that they could maintain a good pattern and finish solid possessions with points.

Line Up

1. McAfee
2. Kako
3. Horak / Kayser
4. Janowick
5. Walker / Heard
6. Shaw / Montgomery / Vaughn
7. Rivas / Griffin / Craven
8. Wallace / Walter
9. Vickers / Dorflinger-Slee
10. Hawkins / Dukes
11. Ilchert / Miller / Ledezma
12. Griffin / Beacom
13. Schwartz / Williams
14. Leatherwood / Montgomery / McMillian
15. Davis / Watson

Unavailable / Did Not Play


Halftime: Tennessee 48, Eastern Kentucky 5
Full Time: Tennessee 79, Eastern Kentucky 15

Referee:  Vince Girolami
Asst Referee: Ethan Rosenblum
Asst Referee: Logan McNeil