UK women’s soccer ties Wisconson 0-0 in double overtime

By Katherine Stach

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The UK Women’s soccer team faced the Wisconsin Badgers Sunday night, resulting in a 0-0 draw after going into double overtime.

Freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Jensen earned another clean sheet, making that her sixth shutout of the season so far.

The Badgers were out for blood with a total of 12 shots in the match, while the Cats only had nine.

The Cats had a total of three corner kicks while the Wisconsin Badgers had a total of five.

The pressure was on for UK, especially on the defensive end of things, with the eager Wisconsin Badgers constantly making advances towards the goal.

UK defender Kelly Novak said the back line had to make some adjustments in order to keep Wisconsin from scoring.

“They were very strong offensively, we really had to pitch in our outside backs a lot, and made sure we were shifted over and tight,” Novak said. “We all dealt with it really well though, and were able to keep them off the scoreboard.”

UK defender Alex Carter said the defenders on the flanks had to make some adjustments during the match.

“We always had to send one of our outside backs up, and we ended up playing with a three back most of the time,” Carter said.

The Cats midfeild was able to gain and keep possesion throughout the match, advancing the ball forward as much as possible.

Even with great play in the midfield, the fight put up by the Badgers defense was too powerful.

The Cats record moves to 6-1-1 on the year, and 1-0-0 in SEC play.

The Cats will travel to Starkville to face Mississippi State on Friday. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and will be aired on ESPN 3 and the SEC Network+.