Happy Friday! Welcome to the first weekend of official football games in 2020. Week 0 is here, and while the Tennessee Vols don’t kickoff their season until next Thursday, there are five games Saturday to give everybody a little taste of the excitement to come.
Our morning update on Rocky Top leads will give you more of a tasted of the fall sports being in full swing. There’s actually no football news to bring you to day, but a recap of another sport and then a preview of a third sport all give the sense that it’s time for fall and football.
Included in our coverage of these Tennessee Vols fall sports is a recap of another soccer match that took place on Thursday. We also have a volleyball preview to bring you for the weekend, and we’ll close with an inaugural media session with a new head coach in the program. Let’s go ahead and dive in, starting with the recap.
Soccer shuts out Tennessee Tech – Ken Lay, VolsWire.com
For the second time in three games this season, the Tennessee Lady Vols scored six goals in a match. Six different players scored for them Thursday as they beat the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on the road 6-0 to move to 3-0 on the year. UT also hasn’t given up a goal yet. They’ll next take the field Sunday at home against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
"Tennessee outshot the Golden Eagles, 30-5, with 18 of the Lady Vols’ scoring chances landing on target.Only one of Tennessee Tech’s shots landed on frame."
Volleyball to open season – UT Daily Beacon
This weekend, the Tennessee Lady Vols volleyball program will open the year with the Tennessee Classic. They will host the Texas Tech Red Raiders Friday and then the ETSU Bucs and N.C. State Wolfpack on Saturday. UT is coming off a 12-8 season.
"On offense, Tennessee will be led by junior right side player Morgahn Fingall, who ranked 10th in the SEC in kills per set last season.On defense, the Lady Vols will follow the lead of junior defensive specialist Madison Bryant, who ranked first in the conference in digs per set last season."
Diana Cantu holds first media session – UTSports
New Tennessee Lady Vols golf head coach Diana Cantu met with the media for the first time on Thursday. A former Lady Vol herself, here’s a bit of what she said about returning as a coach.
"“I definitely have the Tennessee stamp on my development as a player. I took a lot of that to my coaching in the last decade. Just coming here and seeing the continuous growth and evolvement of the athletic department and the resources that are being provided to our student-athletes has been great.”"