Redberg followed that with another tap in from inside the six-yard box in the 89th minute, knocking in the ball after senior Kristen Doukakis flicked the ball off the direct kick from senior Jenny Jeffers. The two-goal outing is the 22nd in Tennessee soccer history.
Tennessee (2-1-1) came out on the attack in the second half, out-shooting UNC-Greensboro, 16-4, in the period. UT had other good opportunities in the second half, as Doukakis got free behind Ryan on the right side in the 73rd minute, but her shot went off the right post. Nine minutes later, senior All-American Ali Christoph took a shot from just outside the penalty box that Ryan dove to stop. Freshman Sarah Jackyra tried to put in the rebound, but Ryan corralled the ball off Jackyra's foot.
The Lady Vols had their chances in the first half, like in the 19th minute when Redberg's header off an Erica Griffin cross went right. In the 26th, sophomore forward Kylee Rossi had her shot blocked inside the penalty box. Griffin controlled the rebound and fired, but her try missed high. Four minutes later, Christoph had an opportunity from 13 yards out that went over the crossbar.
Overall, Tennessee out-shot UNC Greensboro, 26-8, and the Big Orange took seven corner kicks, compared to just two by the Spartans. UT sophomore goalkeeper Jaimel Johnson made six saves for her second consecutive shutout. The loss dropped UNC Greensboro to 0-5 on the year.
In the first match of the tournament, Middle Tennessee (5-0) continued its winning ways, taking a 2-0 win over Mercer (0-5). The Blue Raiders got a pair of goals from sophomore Kala Morgan in the first seven minutes to put the Bears away early. MTSU got its first shutout of the season, while Mercer was out-shot, 25-2, in the contest.
The 2006 First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic concludes on Sunday as Mercer and UNC Greensboro go head-to-head at 12:30 p.m., followed by Tennessee and Middle Tennessee at 3 p.m. at the Regal Soccer Stadium.
UT: Emily Redberg (Sarah Van Sickle); 47:37
UT: Emily Redberg (Kristen Doukakis, Jenny Jeffers); 88:51
Shots: Tennessee 26, UNC Greensboro 8.
Corner Kicks: Tennessee 7, UNC Greensboro 2.
Goalkeeper Stats: Jaimel Johnson (UT) 6 saves, 0 goals, 90:00; Katherine Ryan (UNCG), 2 saves, 0 goals, 90:00.
Fouls: Tennessee 10, UNC Greensboro 4.
Offsides: Tennessee 4, UNC Greenboro 0.
Tennessee: Jaimel Johnson (GK), Sarah Jackyra (M), Jenny Jeffers (D), Kristen Doukakis (M), Emily Redberg (F), Kylee Rossi (F), Sarah Van Sickle (M), Erica Griffin (D), Leslie Vineyard (M), Jordan Falcusan (D), Ali Christoph (M).
Reserve: Hayley Prendergast.
UNC-Greensboro: Katherine Ryan (GK), Kelly Attayek (F), Caroline Feierabend (M), Karla Davis (M), Jennifer Bronson (D), Jessica Patterson (M), Leigh Riordon (D), Lauren Lopez (D), Jamie Corti (D), Carolyn Lindsay (M), Heather Mitrisin (M).
Reserves: Becca Voss, Jessie Jay, Heather Deutschle, Megen Kepley, Amanda Olson, Deven Beachum, Emilie Stewart.
Tennessee: Kylee Rossi 9, Emily Redberg 5, Ali Christoph 4, Kristen Doukakis 3, Sarah Jackyra 1, Jenny Jeffers 1, Erica Griffin 1, Leslie Vineyard 1, Jordan Falcusan 1.
UNC Greensboro: Kelly Attayek 4, Jessica Patterson 2, Heather Mitrisin 1, Emilie Stewart 1.