UK Women’s Soccer Hosts No. 8 Georgia
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s soccer program nears the middle of the regular season this weekend, hosting No. 8 Georgia on Sunday, Oct. 11 at noon ET at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex. The contest will be carried on SEC Network+, with Dave Baker and Payton Atkins on the call.
Attendance at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex is limited to a player guest and coach guest pass list only, but fans are encouraged to follow along through live scoring or tune into SEC Network+.
The Wildcats hold a 0-3-0 record after meeting the conference’s top teams to begin the season, losing at Vanderbilt on September 20, vs. then-No. 13 Arkansas on September 27 and at South Carolina on October 4. No. 8 Georgia is no different, as the Bulldogs lead the conference with seven points through the third week of competition.
Despite navigating the boundaries of an undermanned roster to begin the fall schedule, the Wildcats have produced some notable stats against the nation’s top-ranked teams.
For the third straight week, redshirt senior goalkeeper Brooke Littman is the league’s leader in saves, recording 24 saves, six more saves than the field. Meanwhile, the Notre Dame transfer reset her career high twice this season, recording seven saves in her UK debut (September 20 at Vanderbilt) and making 11 saves in the very next game (September 27 vs. then-No. 13 Arkansas).
In just three matches this season, Littman’s 24 saves are just four off from her season total in 2019 (28) and seven off from her career high (31).
Jordyn Rhodes continues to make her presence felt on the frontline, tying for first in the conference with three goals (1.0avg/g) through week three. The sophomore leads the roster with 10 shots this season, while four of those landed on target, meanwhile she owns a team-best 11 career goals.
The Bulldogs are 2-0-1 this fall, their program’s best-ever start in the Southeastern Conference action and their program’s best overall start since 2009. The Red and Black are coming off a 1-0 win vs. Tennessee, as junior midfielder Abby Boyan recorded the game-winning goal and was named to the Top Drawer Team of the Week.
Georgia leads the all-time series with Kentucky, 9-12-4, although UK has forced a win (2018, 2-1) and a draw (2019, 1-1) in the last two meetings.
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