Women's Soccer

UK Women’s Soccer Opens SEC Play at Ole Miss on Friday Night


LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a blistering
5-1-0 start to the 2015 season, the No. 15 University of Kentucky women’s
soccer team opens up Southeastern Conference play on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET
against the Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford, Miss., in a match that will be shown
live on the SEC Network, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app with Pete Pranica and 1999
World Cup champion Kate Markgraf on the call.

Kentucky has not allowed a goal in four
matches, with freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Jensen recording clean sheets in all
four of those matches. Last week, UK shutout the Louisville Cardinals in the
annual “Battle of the Bluegrass”, winning the rivalry game for the
fifth-straight year before shutting out former assistant Aaron Rodgers and the
Ohio Bobcats, 1-0, on Sunday.

Transfer Katy Keen scored her first-career
goal on Friday night in the second half as Kentucky toppled in-state rival
Louisville, 1-0. Keen transferred in from Penn State this offseason. It was the
game-winning goal.

Friday’s match will be the first road test for
UK this season, as the Wildcats opened the 2015 campaign with six consecutive
home matches to start the season.

Ole Miss enters the weekend with a 4-0-2 record,
yet to lose a match yet this season. The Rebels have drew with Florida Gulf
Coast at 0-0, and Central Florida 2-2 to go along with their four wins on the
season over Boise State, ULL, Austin Peay and Little Rock. Ole Miss is led in
scoring by CeCe Kizer, who has six goals on the season on just 13 shots taken.
Seven different Rebel players have scored a goal this season.

This weekend’s matchup marks the 22nd
all-time meeting between Ole Miss and Kentucky, and the 10th to take place in
Oxford. The Wildcats broke a six-match losing streak to the Rebels last year
with a 3-0 win in Lexington. UK has not won a regular season match in Oxford
since 2001.

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

Related Stories

View all