<span style="color:#f3f;">Cats Host No. 14 LSU in Kick Cancer Match</span>
Oct. 8, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The UK women's soccer team (10-3-0, 3-2-0 Southeastern Conference) closes out the weekend on Sunday hosting the 14th ranked (Soccer America) LSU Tigers (9-4-1, 4-1-0) in the inaugural "Kick Cancer" match with partial proceeds going to the UK Healthcare Pediatric Unit.
|Kentucky vs. LSU |
Sun., Oct. 9 - 1:00 p.m. ET
UK Soccer Complex
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The Wildcats carry the momentum of Friday night's 2-1 come-from-behind overtime win against Arkansas, while LSU looks to bounce back from a 2-1 double-overtime loss at Vanderbilt, its first loss in league play this season.
UK owns a 9-3-2 record against LSU but has won just once against the Tigers in the last six meetings. However, the last time the Bayou Bengals came to Lexington in 2009, they entered as the 13th ranked team in the country. Kentucky managed the upset that night with a 1-0 victory.
Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadileads the Wildcats offensively, with a team-high 23 points on eight goals and seven assists, also tops on the team. She has also recorded three game-winning goals, including the golden goal in UK's win Friday night against Arkansas.
"Obviously LSU comes in (tied for) first place and it's going to be a great game," UK head coach Jon Lipsitzsaid. "It is going to be special because we are playing for causes other than soccer. We are raising money for the UK Pediatric Unit and it is a very special game because of the people we have met."
Sunday's match is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. UK women's soccer and the UK HealthCare Pediatric Unit are teaming up for the match dubbed, "Kick Cancer."
Admission to the match is $5 with $1 dollar from every ticket sold being donated to the UK Healthcare Pediatric Unit. Official KICK CANCER match t-shirts will be sold online on the UK team shop at UKAthletics.com.
The Wildcats will be wearing pink jerseys, and immediately following the match, the jerseys will be auctioned off on the UK Team Shop website at UKathletics.com. The auction will go from Sunday, Oct. 9th at 3:00 p.m. to Friday, Oct. 14th at 5:00 p.m. ET.
The Cats will also being wearing gold shoes laces in honor of pediatrics. Those same shoe laces will be sold at the game with all profits going to the pediatric unit.
Also following the match, there will be an on-field post game ceremony to honor all those that have been affected by cancer.