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Samantha Smoak • The Daily Beacon

Senior foward Hannah Wilkinson prepares to kick to a teammate during the 0-1 loss to BYU on Aug. 29.

Lady Vols come up just short in home opener

It is said that all sports are games of inches.

The Tennessee Lady Volunteer soccer team learned this lesson the hard way Friday evening against the No. 23 BYU Cougars.

After BYU went on top in the 17th minute thanks to an Elena Medeiros goal, the Lady Vols responded magnificently, as sophomore forward Anna McClung was given the perfect opportunity to provide the equalizer just two minutes later.

And for the briefest of moments, it looked as if she was going to accomplish that feat.

But then, the ball clanged off the right goalpost, leaving the crowd of around 1 ...