Wildcats Trek to No. 4 Auburn, Tennessee over the Weekend
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky women’s soccer team will make the trip south to Auburn and Tennessee this weekend for its final road trip of the regular season. Kentucky faces the fourth-ranked Tigers of Auburn (NCAA RPI) on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET before a 5 p.m. ET showdown with Tennessee on Sunday afternoon.
Friday’s match can be seen live on the SEC Network+, WatchESPN and ESPN3 from Auburn. Sunday’s match in Knoxville will be shown on the SEC Network with Pete Pranica and WNY Flash member, and former Santa Clara Bronco, Jordan Angeli on the call.
Kentucky will be looking to rekindle the 2014 SEC Tournament this weekend, as UK knocked off the Tigers in the 2014 SEC quarterfinals 2-1, marking UK’s first SECT win under head coach Jon Lipsitz at the time a year ago in Orange Beach. The Wildcats then went on to down Tennessee, 3-2, in the semifinals, reaching the SEC Tournament Championship match last year.
UK has been lacking offense as of late, having been shutout for three-straight matches for the first time in seven seasons under Lipsitz. UK arguably played its best soccer match of the season against Texas A&M on Friday, but were unable to score on its chances.
Kentucky finished the 2014 season 15-1-0 when scoring the match’s first goal, and was a perfect 11-0-0 when leading at the halftime intermission of matches. UK is 9-0-0 this season when scoring the game’s first goal and is also a perfect 7-0-0 when leading at the half this season.
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