Wildcats Ready for Final Non-Conference Matches
Sept. 12, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. – After sweeping its second-straight weekend by capturing a 2-0 shutout win over in-state rival Louisville and dominating A-10 power Dayton 3-1, the University of Kentucky women’s soccer team will look to add on to a current four-game winning streak, and five-game unbeaten streak as the Wildcats will conclude non-conference play on Friday at home against the University of Texas San-Antonio and Sunday in Morgantown, W.Va., against No. 19/10 West Virginia.
Friday’s match with the RoadRunners of UTSA will kickoff at the UK Soccer Complex at 7:30 p.m. ET, with the West Virginia match slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start. This weekend marks the third weekend of non-conference action that UK will be playing a split weekend.
Kentucky (4-1-1) is currently led in scoring by freshman Zoe Swift and junior Stuart Pope, who each have five goals on the season, and 12 points overall in Kentucky’s six games. Pope has scored in four games running, including a two-goal match at home against EKU, which started the UK winning streak.
Swift recorded a hat trick in the match with EKU, and has scored five goals in the last four games as well, including three of the last four.
UK and UTSA have never met in program history, while the WVU Mountaineers own a 2-0-0 lead over the Wildcats in the all-time series. This will be just the second all-time visit to West Virginia.
Friday and Sunday mark the final matches of the non-conference season, before Southeastern Conference play gets underway next weekend with a stand-alone match at Auburn.
UK Soccer Complex Game Day
Due to the ongoing construction of the $7.7 million renovations to the UK Soccer Complex, University of Kentucky soccer fans will experience some slight modifications to the game day experience during the 2013 season.
All fans will be admitted into all games for the 2013 season for free for the duration of the season. Fans will also be allowed to re-enter the complex after initial entrance.
Seating will be all general admission for the season and seating will all be located behind the team benches on the grassy area opposite the construction site. Fans will be invited to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the action. There will also be seating located behind the goals on each side of the facility, similar to years past.
Construction will be ongoing for most of the season, and the grandstand side of the facility will be shut down for the entirety of the season. Only credentialed members of the UK staff will be allowed over to that side of the complex.
All fans will be entering and exiting the facility using the existing student entrance located between the game field and the practice field. The existing entrance main gate will be shut down and fans will not be able to enter the facility through those gates, as they will be closed during the construction process.
Fans will be able to park in one of three locations for the season. The first-arriving fans will receive access to the gravel lot located directly across from the main gate. Once that lot is filled, fans will be directed to park in the lot that borders the practice field off of College Way. In addition, similar to softball parking in 2013, there will be parking on the west side of College Way in the grassy area between the soccer/softball complex and Commonwealth Stadium. When there are no further available spots, fans will park in select lots of Commonwealth Stadium, which is in walking distance of the UK Soccer Complex. Parking lots will open three hours prior to game time. Handicapped parking will remain as seasons past, as they will be able to park near the main gate in the paved lot.
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