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Sophie Babo - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 18

SophieBabo

  • height 5-8
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Maple Grove, Minn.

2017 (Junior): Can play on the offensive line, defensive line and is also the back-up GK for UK … After a rib injury to Soucie, had to play GK for the second half at #8 Florida State – it was the first time she had ever played GK in her soccer career … Part of the USWNT U-18 pool as a forward … Started nine of the last 10 matches as a target forward or a centerback … Scored twice vs. LSU (UK’s second and third goals) … Was her second-career multi-goal match (Tennessee, 2016) … Assisted on the game-winning goal at Mississippi State … Had to start as the GK vs. Loyola-Chicago with Evangeline Soucie’s concussion.

2016 (Sophomore): Moved to a centerback for the first time in her career after the South Carolina match to use her size in the air on 50/50 balls … Member of the USWNT U-18 team … Good target forward that can hold up play … Powerful in the box and is used on set pieces … Had an assist vs. Murray State for her first point of the season … Played a career-high 90 minutes in match vs. Ole Miss at centerback and had an assist … Scored off a corner kick, as well as a PK against Tennessee, scoring both of UK’s goals in the 2-2 draw … Has started the last five matches running … Played all 90 minutes in four of the last five matches.

2015 (Freshman): Scored first-career goal vs. Toledo in a 7-0 win … Also has two assists on the season, one vs. UNCG and one vs. Toledo … Great size and physicality as a target center forward during the run of play and on set peices … Earned first-career start vs. Butler … Scored the first goal vs. Arkansas in the fifth minute … Has been bothered by a hamstring all season.

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