Kentucky, Still Unbeaten, Returns Home vs. Vanderbilt
LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 18 Kentucky women’s soccer (7-0-5, 1-0-4 SEC) takes its 12-match unbeaten streak into a Sunday afternoon test against Vanderbilt (7-3-3, 2-3-0 SEC) at 3 p.m. from the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex. The match will air nationally on SEC Network.
The Wildcats are without a loss through 12 matches for the first time in program history and unbeaten through their first five conference contests for the first time since 2003. UK is one of just eight unbeaten teams remaining in Division I entering Sunday’s slate. The Wildcats’ seven points in conference play thus far are their most since they finished with nine points in the league in 2017.
Kentucky fought to a 1-1 draw with Tennessee its last time on the pitch as Úlfa Úlfarsdóttir netted her third goal of the season and goalkeeper Marz Josephson stopped a late Volunteers’ PK to help the Cats take a point in Knoxville.
UK’s defense continues to be stout, allowing just six goals thus far as a team, the fewest in the SEC and tied for the 10th fewest in Division I. The Wildcats have not surrendered more than one goal in any match this season.
The Commodores bring momentum into Sunday, fresh off a commanding 6-0 win vs. Texas A&M last Thursday. The performance marked the most goals for Vanderbilt against an SEC opponent since 2000. Junior Rachel Deresky leads the team in both goals (six) and assists (four), while freshmen Courtney Jones and Ella Eggleston each have tallied four goals.
Fans are asked to wear white and pack at the Bell for Sunday’s action. There will be a white pom and white rally towel give away as well as a raffle to win Big Blue Madness tickets.