UK Women’s Soccer Announces “Back 2 School” Promotion

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team kicks off its 2015 campaign, and the 2015 UK Athletics calendar on Friday night at the Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington. The UK marketing department is proud to announce its “Back 2 School” campaign, allowing all of Big Blue Nation to receive free admission to The Bell over the weekend with a donation of school supplies at the entrance gate.

 

All of the supplies donated will go towards benefiting the Lexington area’s Fayette County Family Resource Center.

 

The Wildcats defeated the Pitt Panthers 4-1 last week in their only preseason exhibition before opening up the season on Friday night against No. 20 Washington. The Huskies and Wildcats opened the 2014 season in Seattle, with UW edging out UK. Kentucky returns nine of 11 starters from its team a year ago which advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history.

 

Kentucky starts the season ranked No. 16 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, with the Huskies checking in at No. 20, making Friday night’s opening match one of just three top-25 match-ups in the country on opening night.

 

Weather in the Lexington area is expected to be splendid over the weekend, with the forecast for Friday’s opener calling for 82 degree temperatures, with no rain and winds 5-10 MPH.

 

“Back 2 School” Promotion

All school supplies donated to the Fayette County Family Resource Center

 

Opening Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 21 vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network+ (Neil Price, pxp)

Sunday, August 23 vs. San Diego State, 7 p.m. ET, SEC Network + (Neil Price, pxp)

 

For the latest on the Kentucky women’s soccer team, follow @UKWomensSoccer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as on the web at UKathletics.com.