Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Women's Soccer Sweeps Weekend with 2-1 Win Over Toledo

UK Soccer 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (9/2/13) – The University of Kentucky women’s soccer team dominated every statistical category en route to a 2-1 win over the Toledo Rockets on Sunday afternoon, completing a weekend sweep for the first time this season, bumping its record to 2-1-1 on the year.

“We are a very young team,” UK head coach Jon Lipsitz said. “We challenged them at halftime to continue to be active in the attack, make dynamic runs and keep pushing forward. We obviously were not happy with the way we played last week, and they all understood that, and responded with a great weekend of soccer. Toledo presented some challenges that we haven’t faced all season, but we came through in a big way and got a solid road win.”

Kentucky broke through in the 55th minute after leading the Rockets 14-0 in the shots category before Stuart Pope tucked away her third goal on the weekend, giving the Wildcats the 1-0 lead. Pope got a great centering ball from Arin Gilliland at the top of the six-yard box, who then beat the keeper to her left, piercing the back of the net for the goal. The ball from Gilliland came from the wide side run of Zoe Swift, who then served the ball to Gilliland to give the Cats the scoring chance.

Less than three minutes later, UK doubled their lead to 2-0 when Swift punched through her fourth-career goal, and fourth goal on the weekend in the 57th minute. Senior Caitlin Landis played a ball from the far side into the box just above the penalty stripe, and it was buried by Swift, who continued her stellar weekend. The ball to Landis on the far side came in from sophomore Courtney Raetzman, who played the ball out of midfield to a running Landis down the left flank.
 
The game for Swift comes directly after she recorded the first hat trick by a UK player since 2006 on Friday night in a 7-0 win over Eastern Kentucky. Between the attacking duo of Gillland, Pope and Swift, the three combined for 21 points on the weekend.

Kentucky dominated the stat categories, outshooting the Rockets 25-4 in the 90 minutes, and earning 11 corner kicks to Toledo’s two. The Rockets managed just two shots on goal in the match.

The next match for the Wildcats will be on Friday night with the Louisville Cardinals coming to the UK Soccer Complex for a 7:30 p.m. ET fixture. Last year, the Wildcats toppled the Cardinals 2-0 at Cardinal Park thanks to two goals in the second half.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Chris Shoals (UK Athletics)

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

Civil War Comes to The Homeplace

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (11/27/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area presents Civil War Comes to The… Read More

Center for Health and Wellness Hosting Triathlon Preparation Class in December

MURRAY, Ky. (11/28/14) — A two-day introduction to sprint and Olympic distance triathlons will be hosted at the… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 22, 2014 5526

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collision in Greenville

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Miria Thomas
November 24, 2014 3746

Two Charged for Possession of Meth After…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by MCSO/PIO Alex Piper
November 21, 2014 3642

Kentucky Employers to Save About $112 million

in General News For All Sites by Cathy Lindsey
November 25, 2014 2928

Call for Help Results in Arrest for Possession of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 22, 2014 2808

Greenville Representatives Taking Part in Austin,…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 25, 2014 2799

Madisonville Man Charged for Selling Cocaine

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 2625

KSP Announces 'Cram the Cruiser' to Feed the…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Stu Recke
November 22, 2014 2624

SAR Planning 'Triple' Revolutionary War Patriot…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Geoff Baggett
November 24, 2014 2613

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
November 24, 2014 2518

Madisonville Police Charge Woman with Terroristic…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

November 26, 2014 2009

Greene Leaf Boutique Offers Style for Less

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 27, 2014 1552

Sons of American Revolution Hold Triple Grave…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Geoff Baggett
November 26, 2014 1547

Madisonville Man Charged with Selling Cocaine

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Lt. William W. Poe
November 28, 2014 1537

Authorities Searching for Missing Muhlenberg Man

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
November 27, 2014 1448

Caretender's Staff Cares About Feeding Needy…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
November 26, 2014 1448

Don't Let Your Thanksgiving Go Up in Smoke

in General News For All Sites by Kip Diggs
November 27, 2014 1413

MCTI Presents 'The Santaland Diaries'

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 27, 2014 1367

MSA Thanksgiving Food Box Drive

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
November 26, 2014 1359

Thanksgiving is Top Day for Cooking Fires

in Top News For All Sites by Ricki Gardenhire
November 26, 2014 1215

Gift Exchange Dos and Don'ts

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss