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SOCCER CENTRAL: UT vs. Kentucky



Oct. 11, 2012

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TENNESSEE (10-3-2, 5-2-1) vs. KENTUCKY(8-5-1, 3-4-1)
Oct. 12, 2012   |   7 p.m. ET
Regal Stadium   |   Knoxville, Tenn.

THE KENTUCKY MATCH
  • The first 1,000 fans at Friday's match will receive a free Lady Vol Soccer scarf! Tickets are just $1!

  • Friday's match will feature free live video available, free live stats and a free live blog on UTSports.com

  • Tennessee and Kentucky are playing for the 21st time. UT leads the all-time series 12-8. Last year, The Lady Vols fell to the Wildcats, 1-0, in double overtime on Oct. 14, 2011, in Lexington, Ky. UT bounced UK from the SEC Tournament with a 2-1 win in Orange Beach, Ala.

  • In this week's NCAA RPI rankings, Tennessee climbed four spots to No. 14. UT finished the 2011 season with an RPI of 33. Kentucky's RPI is currently 45.

  • Senior back Ali Hall won her first SEC Defensive Player of the Week honor after helping UT shut down South Carolina and Auburn on the road last weekend. The Tennessee defense was stout last week containing the Gamecocks' and the Tigers' top scorers as UT picked up its eighth and ninth shutouts of the year.

  • UT has dominated the second half of games, outscoring opponents 12-2 in the second period. The Lady Vols' offensive pressure goes up in the second half. UT has a 37-23 edge on corner kicks in the first half and a 59-22 advantage in the second half.

SCOUTING THE WILDCATS

  • Kentucky is 8-5-1 this season and 3-4-1 in SEC play. The Wildcats are 2-3 on the road. UK is has lost its last three matches by a combined score of 6-2. Four of Kentucky's last five contests have gone to overtime and the Wildcats are 1-3-1 in that stretch.
  • The Wildcats are coming off a 2-0 loss at Missouri on Oct. 7.
  • Kentucky is averaging 1.64 goals and 1.21 goals allowed per game. The Wildcats are also averaging 3.07 saves per game.
  • Arin Gilliland and Courtney Raetzman lead the squad with four goals and four assists each. Kelli Hubly has four goals and two assists.
  • UK has used two goalkeepers all season. Kayla King (7-2) has made eight starts, posting a 1.05 GAA with 22 saves and a .759 save percentage. Kayla Price (1-3-1) has started six games with a 1.26 GAA, 21 saves and a .677 save percentage.
  • In 2011, Kentucky went 13-7-1 and finished fifth in the SEC Eastern Division with a 6-5 league record. the team returned 18 letterwinners and nine starters from last year.

THIS WEEK IN TENNESSEE SOCCER

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