Alums win in AJ

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Vols soccer

By The Staff



The Andrew Jackson alumni made for a happy reunion as the AJ alums posted a 5-2 win over the Vols at AJ Volunteer Stadium on Saturday, March 9.

Matters started brightly for the current Vols team after Zach Arioli and Luke Kennington scored early goals.

The first goal for the alumni was scored by Eric Bowers (2000), who earned and scored on a penalty kick.

A few minutes later, Denton Clements (2012) scored a wonderful goal from over 30 yards out to tie the match at 2-all at the half.

Andy Knight (1999) scored the go-ahead goal for the alumni. The game had an end-to-end feel to it in the second half.

The younger Vols pressed hard, with Keenan Ebanks coming closest to a goal after he saw a shot slam the goal’s frame.

In the match’s closing minutes, the alumni sealed the victory with a couple of goals.

The fourth goal was scored by Marc Truesdale (1998) after very sharp passing from “Bullet Bob” Cook (1997) and Elliott Wall (2007).

The fifth and final alumni goal was scored by Cook, who finished nicely after a cross from Andy Knight.

“I’m glad we were able to bring some old friends together to play soccer on a beautiful day.” said AJ coach Andy Steen.

The Volunteer booters host Chester on Friday, March 15. 

The Lady Vols play at 5:30 p.m., with the boys at 7.

Participating AJ alumni:

Jimmy Catoe 1989

Andy Horton 1992

Alan Hinson 1993

Joseph Hammond 1994

Marty Waters 1995

Van Steen 1995

Bob Cook 1997

Nicky Holden 1997

Marc Truesdale 1998

Andy Knight 1999

Eric Bowers 2000

Chase Bowers 2003

Brian Knight 2006

Josh Gandy 2007

Elliott Wall 2007

Oliver Wall 2011

Kevin Hunter 2011

Ryan Arioli 2012

Denton Clements 2012

Jonathan Ussery 2012

Brandon Neal 2012

Leah Kennington 2012