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

Women’s Soccer to Face No. 5/6 UCLA in NCAA Tournament

uk soccerLEXINGTON, KY (11/15/12) – A week after the University of Kentucky women’s soccer team (14-6-1, 8-5-1 SEC) earned the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament victory 1-0 in overtime against UT Martin, the Wildcats will be back in action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET looking to earn the school’s first Sweet 16 appearance as they take on the No. 5/6 UCLA Bruins in San Diego, Calif.

“Obviously, we are very excited to still be training,” UK head coach Jon Lipsitz said. “There are only 32 teams in the country still training at this point. Friday was a big moment for this program. I think we all felt the pressure to get over the hump. That moment was something special,”

Kentucky’s Kelli Hubly delivered the game-winning goal over UT Martin in the 93rd minute of overtime on Friday night, propelling UK to a Friday night match against UCLA, with the winner getting the winner of the San Diego State/California game.

Kentucky’s Kayla King has posted shutouts in five of the last seven games, including astretch in which the junior net minder went over 420 minutes without allowing a goal in Southeastern Conference play. The UK back line made things easy on King a week ago, not allowing UT Martin to even record a shot in the final 56 minutes of action in the opening round.

UCLA comes into Friday night as one of the PAC-12’s best teams, hoisting a 16-2-2 record on the season, with a 8-2-1 conference record. The Bruins stood at 16-0-1 before falling in its last two regular season games to Southern Cal and No. 1 Stanford in back-to-back games. UCLA defeated Wisconsin 1-0 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament behind steady defense and a barrage of 18 shots in the game compared to the Badgers two.

“We are going to go have fun and play hard,” Lipstiz said. “I have all the respect in the world for UCLA and all the respect in the world for what they have accomplished in the past and what they have accomplished this year. I think there are four or five teams in the country being talked about as a team that can win a national championship, and they are one of them,”

The Bruins are led in scoring by Zakiya Bywaters, who has scored 13 goals on the season coupled with four assists in 20 games of action leads the team with 30 points on the season, more than 10 points more than any other player on the Bruins’ roster. UCLA goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland has started in 17 games this season, collecting a 15-2-0 record and a 0.55 GAA.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by 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.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

Land Between The Lakes 2014-2015 Archery Season

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (8/22/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area invites the public to participate in… Read More

Family: 'We're So Far Away; Need to Say Goodbye'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/14) — The family of a Madisonville woman that had suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and living… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 21, 2014 5669

Muhlenberg Task Force on Trail of Home…

in News by Wes Miller
August 18, 2014 4447

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 4201

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 20, 2014 4020

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 3989

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 20, 2014 4020

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 2706

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 21, 2014 1971

Pedestrian Struck on East Arch Street,…

in Top Stories by Officer Ryan Clark
August 20, 2014 1685

Dawson Springs Woman Arrested for Driving…

in Top Stories by SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 1476

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 18, 2014 4201

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 3989

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 3859

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 3330

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 3247

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 18, 2014 4447

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 3879

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 3686

'How Dry I Was'

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 19, 2014 3208

'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 19, 2014 2570

Drakesboro Woman Injured When Tree Falls…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


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

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06