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Video: Lipsitz on winning start to 2012

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The Kentucky women's soccer team had to bear the weight of leading off the 2012-13 year in UK Athletics. The Wildcats wasted no time in getting things going.

Ashley VanLandingham gave UK a lead over Coastal Carolina just 11:21 into the game on a free kick from 35 yards out. The Cats would add a second goal when Cara Ledman followed a Caitlin Landis shot off the bar en route to a 2-0 victory.

Ledman was one of four freshmen to start for UK on Friday night, but it's not as if the team is wholly inexperienced.

"I think it's exciting," head coach Jon Lipsitz said. "But I also started two senior center backs (Alyssa Telang and Natalie Horner) and that was very special and very important to have them in there."

Telang and Horner, along with goalkeepers Kayla King and Kayla Price, helped anchor a defense that shut out the visiting Chanticleers. The group, which has been reshuffled due to a preseason injury, did the job in protecting the goal on Friday, but Lipsitz wants the unit to be where the attack starts as well.

"I think defensively we played very well. What we want to do is go to the next level," Lipsitz said. "I think, in the past, our back line has been more of a defensive unit than starting our possession. As we become more talented, as we've gotten our culture in place more, we're much more of a possession team now."

Lipsitz discusses those topics and more in the video interview below:



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