Kentucky Heads to Music City for Fixture with Vandy
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will continue its quest for its first Southeastern Conference win of the season on Sunday afternoon in Nashville, as the Wildcats travel south to face the Vanderbilt Commodores for a 2 p.m. ET fixture at the Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex. The match will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
The Wildcats dropped another tight one-goal affair with a top-20 team on Thursday night in Lexington, as the No. 18 Auburn Tigers scored two unanswered goals to come from behind and top UK, 2-1. The Wildcats got a goal on 13 minutes from freshman Marissa Bosco on her second tally of the season to put UK on the board first for the second match in a row.
The Wildcats now sit at 4-7-2 overall on the 2016 season, and at 0-5-1 in the SEC on one point in the league table. There are five SEC matches remaining in the season, with three of UK’s final six matches coming against top-20 teams.
UK has played well against the Commodores in recent meetings with VU, having won four of the last five meetings, with the other coming as a scoreless draw a year ago in Lexington. Kentucky has won two in a row over VU in Nashville, winning 4-2 in 2011 and 2-1 in 2013. The two teams did not meet in 2014.
The Commodores are 8-5-0 on the season and suffered just their second conference loss to Arkansas on Thursday night, who is sitting atop the SEC table on a perfect 18 points. Vandy is led by second year head coach Darren Ambrose, who has turned the Commodores around in just his second season in charge. In SEC play, Vandy has wins against Tennessee, LSU, Texas A&M and Mississippi State - with two of those coming on the road. Grace Jackson is the leading goal scorer for VU with five goals on the season and six points to go along with it. The keeper for the ‘Dores is Kaitlyn Fahrner, who has a 1.09 GAA and 56 saves on the year.
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