The Eastern Kentucky soccer team will to head to Lexington to take on the University of Kentucky Wildcats on Thursday night. First touch from the Bell Soccer Complex is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
WHAT TO KNOW
– EKU (0-1-1) dropped its season opener, 2-1, at Northern Kentucky on Friday night, before battling host Chattanooga to a scoreless draw on Sunday afternoon.
– Against the Mocs, senior goalkeeper Anna Hall earned her first clean sheet of the season and the 17th of her career. She also prevented a last second goal in the second overtime to prevent the Chattanooga win.
– In addition to Hall, junior center backs Haley Kemper and Kacy Eckley also played key roles in the shutout. The duo has not left the field of play in the Colonels’ first two games the season.
– Senior forward Emmi Carroll scored the first goal of the Colonels’ 2017 season just nine minutes into the opener against Northern Kentucky on Friday night, marking the fastest goal to open a season in program history. Carroll now ranks third all-time in goals scored in EKU history.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
– Kentucky (0-2) was picked to finish 12th in the Southeastern Conference and is coming off a pair of losses at Wisconsin and Marquette over the weekend.
– Eva Mitchell has scored the Wildcats’ only goal of the young season.
– This will be the first meeting between the Colonels and Wildcats since 2013. EKU trails the all-time series, 0-5; however, the Colonels have often played their SEC foe close over the years, losing by a score of 2-1 in both 2011 and 2012. In 2011, Eastern carried a 1-0 lead through 80 minutes of the game, before Kentucky scored twice in the final 10 minutes to come away with the win.
EKU will travel to Indianapolis on Sunday to face IUPUI at 1:00 p.m.
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