The injury-riddled Arizona women's soccer team suffered a 5-1 loss at Tennessee in the Wildcats' season opener on Friday night.
Outshooting the Cats 23-14 for the game, the Lady Vols dented the net three times in the first 35 minutes of the contest and never looked back. Two more goals came in the 64th and 81st minutes.
Arizona finally broke the shutout at 84:05, when junior midfielder TWILA KAUFMAN (Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake HS) snagged the ball during a scramble in front of the net. The goal was the sixth of Kaufman's career, moving her into a tie for seventh place on the UA's career goal-scoring list.
UA sophomore defender NAOMI CHU (Thousand Oaks, CA/Westlake HS) had a team-high three shots in the game, while junior forward KRISTI LOROÑA (Tucson, AZ/Canyon del Oro HS) and junior midfielder TIFFANY SABADO (Kaneohe, HI/James B. Castle HS) had two shots each.
Wildcat junior goalkeeper SHANNON MONTI (Phoenix, AZ/Shadow Mountain HS) had one save in the game. Tennessee goalkeepers Ellen Dean and Kim Sgarlata split time in the nets, combining for six saves.
Arizona stands at 0-1-0 on the year, while Tennessee gets its first win of the season and moves to 1-2-0. The Wildcats remain on the road for their second match of the weekend, at Vanderbilt on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. CDT.