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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Nike Roshe Black And White . -- Goals from Michele Christy and Mary Alice Vignola along with a strong defensive performance paved the way for a 2-0 shutout victory for Tennessee over Missouri on Thursday night at Regal Soccer Stadium.The Big Orange (5-4, 1-1 SEC) surrendered just three shots on goal to a high-scoring Tigers team that entered the night tied for fourth in the SEC with 18 goals this season. Head coach Brian Pensky decided to move Danielle Marcano and Maya Neal to the back line and it paid major dividends for the Volunteers.Tennessees back four of Marcano, Neal, Kathryn Culhane and Emily Morrow played the entire match and stifled the Mizzou attack throughout the night while helping the Vols record their second straight shutout and fourth overall this season.The Orange and White jumped out a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when Christy scored off a cross from Hannah Wilkinson. The Loveland, Ohio native one-timed Wilkinsons pass into the lower right corner of the net from the center of the box for her first goal of the year.UT generated a couple of other quality chances in the opening 45 minutes but was unable to add to its lead and went into the break with a one-goal cushion as well as an 8-5 shot advantage.Anna Bialczak nearly scored her second goal of the year in the 67th minute but her half-volley attempt from just outside the six-yard box rang off the crossbar. It didnt take long for Bialczak to get on the scoresheet however, as moments later she whipped a cross into the box from the left flank that was partially deflected by Wilkinson and ended up on the foot of a wide-open Vignola at the back post, who easily slotted it home for her second goal in as many games. Bialczak picked up her second assist of the year on the goal, which gave the Vols a 2-0 lead with just under 23 minutes to play in the game.The defense took over from there as the Tigers (5-3, 1-1 SEC) recorded only three shots for the remainder of the contest. Goalkeepers Shae Yanez and Jamie Simmons combined for the shutout for UT, each playing a half. Wilkinsons pair of assists on the night moved her into a tie for first on the team with 10 points and also moved her within two points of cracking Tennessees top-10 career scoring list.With the win, the Big Orange recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season, picked up their first SEC win and also improved to 3-0 all-time against Missouri at home. UT will now hit the road for a pair of tough SEC matches next week at Georgia (Sept. 22) and at No. 4 Florida (Sunday). Nike Roshe Two Flyknit . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. Nike Roshe Two Flyknit Black . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. . Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats. Alex Wakely, the Northamptonshire captain, hailed his teams apparent weaknesses - their small squad and financial worries - as key factors in his sides success in the NatWest T20 Blast.Wakely led the side to their second T20 trophy in four years at Edgbaston on Saturday, overcoming a Nottinghamshire side containing nine international players in the semi-final and a Durham side boosted by the return of Ben Stokes and Mark Wood in the final.But while Northants small squad has, at times this season, seen their coach phoning around the counties for loan players ahead of games in order to be able to name a competitive team, it has also helped create a close-knit team spirit and sense of confidence in a dressing room that knows it need not fear for places. Crucially, in a format where role definition is so important, it has also given Northants players clarity and confidence in what is exacted of them and what they can expect of their team-mates.The difference was highlighted in the semi-final. While Nottinghamshire arrived at Edgbaston with a choice of three overseas players (only two could play) and having decided to leave out batsman Greg Smith, a regular in the qualifying games, in place of England opener Alex Hales, Northants had just one overseas player and committed to the team that had helped them reach Finals Day. Hales was subsequently bowled for a duck while Stuart Broad, having his first T20 bowl of the campaign, sent down only two overs.While it was Northants first victory over Nottinghamshire in any format since 2006, Wakely suggested that not facing such selection dilemmas might have been a factor in the result.A lot of the reason weve been successful over years is that weve played pretty much the same team throughout the competition, Wakeley said. You look at Notts they chopped and changed their side and it doesnt always work.Greg Smith for instance for Notts he was one of the best players all year and then hes not playing. I dont agree with it, but it is the way it is.We dont have that problem and thats a massive reason why weve come out here and done what weve done.Our small squad means we dont look over our shoulders. When someone does well, we are always enjoying it. At bigger counties, there is always someone looking over their shoulder thinking that could be me. We dont have that.The continuity in the dressing room helps. Weve played pretty much the same team all the way through the competition for the last three years. We dont want to be a feeder club. Going forward,, theres a two or three year plan to keep our best players. Nike Roshe Two Mens. hile Northants have not always been in the news for the right reasons of late - their financial troubles have been well chronicled - Wakely insisted the dressing room culture was the best he had experienced. Indeed, it seems the us against the world attitude has helped forge a spirit within the squad that proved so important on finals day when Northants twice found themselves three wickets down within the first 14 balls of their innings.Theres a lot of off-field stuff written that we have to try and ignore, Wakely said. People on our backs, hammering us down, calling us overweight, all that kind of stuff.But we ignore it. That dressing room is the best Ive played with. I couldnt be more proud. I love this club to bits. Ive been here since I was 13 and things keep getting better and better. Laurie Evans came in [on-loan from Warwickshire recently] and said it was the most enjoyable dressing room he played in.Its pretty simple: I believe that, if you have a happy changing room, you perform.They were words backed by Saturdays Man of the Match, Josh Cobb. Cobb, who made a sparkling 80 in the final, also won the Man of the Match award for his bowling in the 2011 final (bowling a few long-hops as he modestly put it) while representing Leicestershire, but admitted he was enjoying his cricket much more with Northants. As a result he has rejected approaches from other counties - Derbyshire are believed to have been especially keen - and signed a new three-year deal.I wasnt massively enjoying my cricket at Leicester, Cobb said. I had a few tough seasons. But Ive come here and they had an exceptional white-ball side, but more than anything Ive just really enjoying my cricket. The team spirit is exceptional and Ive been here two years and Ive played in three out of a possible four quarter-finals and played in two T20 finals in two years. Im really enjoying it and, ultimately, thats why you play the game.Such was Cobbs enthusiasm for the cause that he delayed knee surgery for several weeks to help Northants in their Royal London quarter-final and at T20 Finals Day.This is the last time youll see me on the field this season, he said. I have been struggling with my knee. But I always believed that wed be playing in a final and thats the reason Ive taken the pain killers and decided to battle through. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '