Soccer Heads to Orange Beach for SEC Tournament
Nov. 1, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The UK women's soccer team begins its postseason march on Wednesday, as they travel to Orange Beach, Ala., to make their league-leading 17th appearance in the SEC Tournament.
Entering the tournament as the six-seed, Kentucky (13-6-0, 6-5-0 SEC) will take on the Tennessee Lady Vols (14-5-0, 7-4-0) in the quarterfinal round of the tournament on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
UK defeated Tennessee earlier this season in Lexington, 1-0 in double-overtime pushing the all-time record between the two schools to 11-9-0 in Tennessee's favor.
The two teams have met four times in the SEC Tournament, splitting the four meetings 2-2. Their initial meeting was in the 2001 tournament in Baton Rouge, La. where UK defeated UT 4-2. Tennessee got revenge in the 2002 tournament in Oxford, Miss. with a 1-0 overtime win. The Lady Vols made it two in a row in the 2004 tournament in Orange Beach with a 2-0 victory. Kentucky evened the postseason series in 2006 with a 2-0 win in the semifinal round en route to the 2006 tournament championship.
The Wildcats are 12-12-2 all-time in the tournament and 8-5-2 in its first game of the SEC Tournament. Kentucky has won the championship twice, doing so in 1995 and 2006.
Live stats for the match will be available at www.UKathletics.com. For continuing coverage of UK women's soccer and more information on the SEC Tournament, log on to UKAthletics.com.