Quite a race is shaping up in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division, where three ranked teams are battling for the regular-season
No. 17 Tennessee (7-1-1), No. 21 Georgia (6-1-2) and No. 22 Florida (6-2-0) all won Thursday night.
Tennessee escaped from rainy Tuscaloosa with a 2-1 win over Alabama
thanks to a goal from junior forward Kylee Rossi
in the 86th minute.
"It was a great goal by Kylee Rossi," UT coach Angela Kelly
said. "We're just toughing it out."
Rossi's goal on a curling shot from 20 yards set up a wild finish as the Lady Vols missed a penalty kick a minute
later and then scrambled to clear a ball off the line to preserve the win.
The Lady Vols, who extended their winning streak to five matches with the win, close out their 2007 home
schedule on Sunday against Auburn.
Georgia twice came back from one goal down to win at Auburn, 3-2. Carrie Patterson
scored twice, tying
the game at 1-1 in the 58th minute and at 2-2 in the 81st minute before Natalie Farley
scored the game-winner in the 83rd minute, connecting from 25
yards out for her first goal of the season.
Florida's 1-0 win at Arkansas on Ashley Harris
' diving header was its sixth consecutive and the fifth
shutout during that stretch.
"They put a lot of pressure on us in terms of getting numbers behind the ball," Florida coach Becky Burleigh said. "We are happy to get out of here with a
On Sunday, the Gators host Western Division leader LSU (TV: FSN-Florida, live, noon ET).
The Eastern Division title may be decided on Nov. 2 when Georgia hosts