UK Women’s Soccer Opens SEC Play at Ole Miss on Friday Night


LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a blistering 5-1-0 start to the 2015 season, the No. 15 University of Kentucky women’s soccer team opens up Southeastern Conference play on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET against the Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford, Miss., in a match that will be shown live on the SEC Network, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app with Pete Pranica and 1999 World Cup champion Kate Markgraf on the call.

Kentucky has not allowed a goal in four matches, with freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Jensen recording clean sheets in all four of those matches. Last week, UK shutout the Louisville Cardinals in the annual “Battle of the Bluegrass”, winning the rivalry game for the fifth-straight year before shutting out former assistant Aaron Rodgers and the Ohio Bobcats, 1-0, on Sunday.

Transfer Katy Keen scored her first-career goal on Friday night in the second half as Kentucky toppled in-state rival Louisville, 1-0. Keen transferred in from Penn State this offseason. It was the game-winning goal.

Friday’s match will be the first road test for UK this season, as the Wildcats opened the 2015 campaign with six consecutive home matches to start the season.

Ole Miss enters the weekend with a 4-0-2 record, yet to lose a match yet this season. The Rebels have drew with Florida Gulf Coast at 0-0, and Central Florida 2-2 to go along with their four wins on the season over Boise State, ULL, Austin Peay and Little Rock. Ole Miss is led in scoring by CeCe Kizer, who has six goals on the season on just 13 shots taken. Seven different Rebel players have scored a goal this season.

This weekend’s matchup marks the 22nd all-time meeting between Ole Miss and Kentucky, and the 10th to take place in Oxford. The Wildcats broke a six-match losing streak to the Rebels last year with a 3-0 win in Lexington. UK has not won a regular season match in Oxford since 2001.

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