UK Women’s Soccer Continues SEC Play at Alabama on Friday Night


LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a double-overtime battle with Wisconsin on Sunday, the No. 13 University of Kentucky women’s soccer team continues Southeastern Conference play on the road against the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Ala. before flying home to play the Butler Bulldogs. Friday’s match is slated for an 8 p.m. ET kick-off in the UA Soccer Stadium, while Sunday’s match is set to kickoff at 6 p.m. ET in Lexington, Ky. at the Bell Soccer Complex. Both matches will be shown live on the SEC Network+.

In Kentucky’s match with Ole Miss, UK picked up three points to start off SEC play with a 4-2 win over the Ole Miss Rebels. The match marked the first regular season win in Oxford since 2001 for the Wildcats. 

On Sunday, Kentucky drew with preseason No. 14 Wisconsin, 0-0 at the Bell Soccer Complex.  The match saw just six combined shots on goal, with the Badgers not recording a shot on target until the first overtime frame. 

Alabama enters the weekend with a 3-3-2 record this season with wins over Troy, LSU and Southern Miss. The Crimson Tide have picked up drawing results with Harvard and Wake Forest, while dropping matches to Memphis, Tennessee Tech and Rhode Island.  UA is led in scoring by Celia Jimenez, who has scored two goals on the year, as well as Alexis Mouton. 

This weekend’s matchup marks the 19th all-time meeting between the Tide and Wildcats.  Kentucky has won four of the last five meetings, including a 2-1 result in Lexington a season ago in the SEC regular season finale.  UK has won 4-2 each of its last two visits to the Alabama Soccer Stadium in 2013 and 2011. 

UK is 5-0-1 when it has held its opponents to one goal or fewer in matches.  The Wildcats defense has posted six shutouts this season. 

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