Missouri Hands No. 9 Kentucky First SEC Loss of Season


LEXINGTON, Ky. – After allowing three goals inside the first half hour of the match, the No. 9 University of Kentucky women’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to the Missouri Tigers, suffering just its second defeat of the season to fall to 8-2-1. 

In the 13th minute, Missouri’s Savannah Truhillo beat Kentucky goalkeeper Katelyn Jensen near post, scoring her third goal of the season and the first goal of the game to put Mizzou up, 1-0. 

Just 40 seconds later, Jessica Johnson of the Tigers tallied her first goal of the year after a miscommunication among the UK back five, putting Missouri ahead 2-0 after slotting the ball home from 10 yards out. 
 
The Tigers would increase its lead to 3-0 on the half hour mark, as UK’s defense allowed the ball to get wide which was served into the box from Reagan Russell and then finished by Jessica Herrman, marking her first goal of the season. 
 
With only 18 seconds left to play in the half, the clock was stopped for a foul against Missouri that gave the Wildcats a chance to get on the board before heading into the locker room at halftime. Sophomore Katy Keen took the free kick from 19 yards out and placing it perfectly into the net on the keepers’ right side, scoring her third goal of the season and the only Wildcat goal of the game.

Kentucky is next in action on Sunday night at 6 p.m. ET against the Arkansas Razorbacks. The match will be shown live on the SEC Network+ with Neil Price and J.D. Stephenson on the call. 

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