San Diego State Silences No. 16 Kentucky’s Offense In 2-0 Decision
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 16 University of Kentucky women’s soccer team dropped its first match of the 2015 season on Sunday night as the San Diego State Aztecs kept a clean sheet and scored a goal a half to down the Wildcats 2-0 at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.
UK’s offense was held to just seven shots the entire evening and three of them on target. The SDSU attack, which netted goals in the 15th and 46th minutes to lock up the win, attempted 11 shots with five on them on target.
The first SDSU goal came in the 15th minute, as Angela Mitchell scored off a turnover on the UK backline and slotted a ball past the outstretched arms of Kentucky freshman keeper Katelyn Jensen to put the Aztecs on the board. UK would settle into the game and grab a hold of a majority of the possession in the later stages of the first half, but were unable to find an equalizer.
The second half started with SDSU on the ball for kickoff, and the Aztecs took the ball right through the teeth of the defense and scored via Milan Moses’ second goal of the 2015 campaign just 15 seconds into the second frame.
Kentucky had a handful of quality chances in the game after it went down 2-0, including a laser from 30 yards out by Kaitlin Miller who glazed one off the crossbar, and then Zoe Swift getting in a few times, but unable to finish in the final third.
UK caps off its weekend 1-1-0 overall with a top-20 win against the Washington Huskies on Friday night. The Wildcats are back in action on Friday, Aug. 28 against UNC Greensboro with a 5 p.m. ET kickoff as the commencement of a UK Soccer doubleheader at the Bell Soccer Complex.
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