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UK Women's Soccer Team Drops OT Match to Cincinnati




CINCINNATI - University of Kentucky seniors Ali Rooney and Kim LaBelle hooked up for two goals, but it was not enough as the UK women's soccer team dropped a 3-2 overtime decision at Cincinnati Friday night.

The Bearcats jumped on the board just 15 minutes into the game when Vicki Vilvens converted a penatly kick to give Cincinnati a 1-0 lead. However, UK would equalize 15 minutes later when Rooney converted a LaBelle pass to level the scores at 1-1. With the assist, LaBelle moved to first place on the all-time Kentucky assists chart. LaBelle put the Wildcats ahead 2-1 eight minutes into the second half, taking a pass from Rooney and shooting past the Cincinnati goalkeeper.

Cincinnati tied the score at 2-2 to force overtime with five minutes remaining as Brooke Thomas scored from a Vilven corner kick. The Bearcats pulled out the win a minute and a half into overtime when Tina Matlock scored from seven yards out.

"This is a tough loss, especially since we were leading with about five minutes to go in the game," UK head coach Warren Lipka said. "We just have to get ready to play a good Nebraska team on Sunday." The Wildcats take on the ninth-ranked Huskers in Lincoln on Sunday.

            1   2   OT  F
Kentucky    1   1   0   2
Cincinnati  1   1   1   3
Scoring: Vilvens, UC (penalty kick), 14:42; Rooney, UK (LaBelle), 30:31; 
LaBelle, UK (Rooney), 57:28; Thomas, UC (Vilvens), 84:18; 
Matlock, UC (Paulette), 91:28
Shots: Kentucky - 8; Cincinnati - 6
Corner Kicks: Kentucky - 0; Cincinnati - 3 
Goalkeeper Saves: Kentucky - 2; Cincinnati - 5 
Fouls: Kentucky - 9; Cincinnati - 7

 

 

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