Lady Vols shutout FAU ahead of SEC play

Tennessee (5-1-1, 0-0 SEC) defeated Florida Atlantic (3-3-2, 0-0, AAC), 2-0, Sunday at FAU Soccer Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Lady Vols scored two goals during the first half.

Tennessee led, 1-0, after Nolyn Bartholomew scored in the 22nd minute. Ally Brown was credited with an assist.

Tennessee extended its advantage to 2-0 after Jordan Fusco’s second goal of the season during the 29th minute. Kameron Simmonds recorded an assist on Fusco’s goal.

“It was great to pick up a road win as we wrap up the non-conference portion of our season,” Tennessee head coach Joe Kirt said. “Our team’s commitment to defending has been impressive to start the year, and we must continue to take pride in our pressing and counter-pressing entering league play.

“In possession, our players have been tremendous and continue to gain poise and confidence on the ball each time out. Through that confidence, we have been dominant in creating chances and scoring goals. Overall, we have been very pleased with our team’s approach, energy and physicality each time we have stepped on the field.”

Tennessee will open SEC play on Friday versus Arkansas (7 p.m. EDT) at Regal Soccer Stadium.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire