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UK Women’s Soccer Ranked No. 16 To Start 2015

UK Women’s Soccer Ranked No. 16 To Start 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time in
program history, the University of Kentucky women’s soccer team will begin the
season ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
top-25, slotting in at No. 16 to start 2015.

Kentucky is slated to play two matches against
top-10 preseason teams in No. 8 Florida (Oct. 2, 7 p.m. ET, SECN+), and vs. No.
5 Texas A&M (Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. ET, SECN+) for the first time since the
2010 season, the first under head coach Jon Lipsitz.

UK all together will play four preseason
top-25 teams, and four more teams that received votes in the initial release by
the NSCAA on Monday.

The first match of Kentucky’s season will be a
top-20 showdown at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex, as the No. 16
Wildcats will host the No. 20 Huskies at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network+. The second
match of the 2015 opening weekend will see UK host San Diego State, who was
receiving votes in Monday’s poll.

Kentucky vs. Washington will be one of three
ranked vs. ranked, top-25 matchups on opening night, Aug. 21. Fans in
attendance at the Bell Soccer Complex will receive free UK posters and trading
cards in addition to other chances to win prizes during the game including free

Fans without season tickets can purchase them
on UKathletics.com/tickets today and get a season ticket holder scarf as well.
The scarf will serve as your paperless ticket for the 2015 year into all UK men’s
and women’s soccer home games.


2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top-25 Preseason

1. Florida State (25)

2. Virginia (3)

3. Stanford (1)


5. Texas A&M

6. Penn State

7. North Carolina

8. Florida

9. Notre Dame

10. Pepperdine

11. South Carolina

12. West Virginia

13. Virginia Tech

14. Wisconsin

15. Texas Tech


17. Central Florida

18. California

19. BYU

20. Washington

21. DePaul

22. Clemson

23. Kansas

24. Rutgers

25. Georgetown 

Receiving Votes: Duke, UConn, Southern Cal, Arizona State,
Washington State, Marquette, Auburn,
Michigan, Colorado, Northeastern, Santa Clara, Boston College, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona, Maryland,
USF, Texas, North Texas, Harvard, Furman, Oklahoma, Tennessee, San Diego State.

Italicized teams
are 2015 UK opponents.

For the latest on the Kentucky women’s soccer team, follow @UKWomensSoccer on Twitter,
Instagram and Facebook, as well as on the web at UKathletics.com

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