Women's Soccer Cats Climb To No. 9
Oct. 26, 1999
In Soccer Buzz's latest top-25 poll released on Tuesday, the University of Kentucky women's soccer team climbed into the nation's top 10 at No. 9.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is generally considered the official poll in women's intercollegiate soccer. In the latest NSCAA top-25 poll released Monday, UK (14-2-1, 8-1) dropped a spot to 14th, despite winning both matches last week to extend its win streak to 13 games, the second longest in the nation behind top-ranked Santa Clara's 17 straight wins.
Cats Clinch Third Seed
The two teams met earlier this year when the Cats handed the Dawgs a 4-1 loss at the UK Soccer Complex on Sept. 26.
Gage is third in the SEC in points this season behind Florida standouts Abby Wambach and Sarah Yohe.
If the season were to end today, goalkeeper Beth Wells's 0.83 goals-against average would be third best in UK history. Wells' five shutouts are tied for the third most in a season by a UK keeper.
Freshman Elizabeth Ramsey is tied for 12th in the NCAA in assists per game (0.65).
SEC/Big Ten Challenge
On Friday, Oct. 29, UK will face Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. in a rematch of the Cats' 6-0 loss last season to the Golden Gophers in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament. Alabama and Michigan will face off at 5 p.m. UK will take on 19th-ranked Michigan at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. Sunday also is Senior Day as Allison Peppers, Brooke Hergesell, Hope Deutschle and Deanna Stayton will be honored before the match.