LEXINGTON, Ky. – In their final home game of the season, the University of Kentucky women’s soccer team hosts Missouri on Sunday, October 24 for a 2 p.m. ET game inside the Wendell Soccer Complex and Vickie Bell.
Admission to all games at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex will be free to the public for the 2021 season. For those unable to attend in person, the game will be broadcast on SEC Network + with Dave Baker and Payton Atkins during of the call.
Fans are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes for Sunday’s game, however, masks intended for costume purposes are not permitted by city ordinance. Costume accessories will also not be allowed inside the complex on match day for security reasons.
Kentucky enter Sunday’s game 6-9-2 on the year, including a 0-8 record in the Southeastern Conference game. The Wildcats just lost 2-1 in overtime in Alabama on Thursday where Marissa bosco scored the only UK goal in the 14th minute on an assist from Paige archbold.
Jordyn rhodes continues to lead the UK in several categories: goals (10), assists (5), points (25), shots (54) and shots on goal (24). His 10 goals are tied for second in the conference while his 25 points and 54 shots are both tied for fourth.
Hannah richardson is just behind Rhodes with eight goals – good enough to be tied for fourth in the league – and is leading the way in the UK with a trio of two-goal matches this year. The dynamic duo of Rhodes and Richardson have combined for 18 goals so far this season, which ranks fourth nationally for top scoring pairs.
Between posts, Laura Nielsen recorded 75 saves and 4.41 saves per game to place second in the league standings in both categories. His save percentage of 0.773 is the fifth among all SEC goaltenders.
Missouri will come to Lexington with a 6-9 record on the season, including a 2-6 record in SEC action. The Tigers come off a 2-1 win over No.13 Ole Miss on Thursday, with their other conference victory coming to Florida on October 10. The program is led by head coach Stefanie Golan, who is in her first season at the helm.
Milena Fischer leads the Tigers with five goals, 15 points and 32 shots while Julissa Cisneros is a team-high with six assists and 14 shots on goal. McKenna Sheehan and Sophia Worth have split time between the posts this season, each starting six games and recording 32 and 31 saves respectively. Sheehan has a save percentage of 0.667 while Worth’s is 0.721.
Sunday will be the 13th Wildcats-Tigers game in program history, with Missouri leading the all-time series record at 9-2-1. Kentucky will be looking to add a tally in the wins column on games played at Lexington, which Missouri also owns at 3-1-1.
The last meeting between the two teams was on November 1, 2020, in Colombia, where Kentucky suffered a 4-1 loss. The only goal for the Wildcats during the game came from Rhodes on a converted penalty in the last minute of the game.
Great Britain came out on top with a 2-1 decision the last time the two opponents played at the Wendell and Vickie Bell football complex on October 18, 2019. Bosco scored both of the Wildcats’ goals in the 30th and 52nd minutes with assists from Valdis Björg Sigurbjörnsdóttir and Richardson, respectively.
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