UK women’s soccer wins fourth-consecutive SEC game, beats Vanderbilt

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UK women’s soccer (10-2-1) improved their SEC record to 4-1-0 on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Vanderbilt University (3-7-3, 0-4-1 SEC) in Nashville, Tenn., at the Vanderbilt Soccer Complex.

The Cats scored twice in the first five minutes of the match, and the Commodores were unable to answer with a goal of their own until the 85th minute.

“Obviously it’s a great feeling to pick up three points this afternoon and a weekend sweep in the SEC,” UK head coach Jon Lipsitz said. “We are going to take a lot out of this weekend moving forward. We challenged our team to come out focused and ready to play, and they obviously did that by scoring two early goals.”

UK freshman forward Zoe Swift put in her seventh goal of the season in the second minute and junior forward Arin Gilliland put in her third goal of the season less than two minutes later.

The Cats took 32 shots total with nine on target, and earned six corner kicks on the night.

Vanderbilt junior forward Gena Inbusch scored for the Commodores with less than five minutes left to play, as Vanderbilt pulled more players forward on the field.

The Commodores took 13 shots, putting two on target.

The Cats beat Vanderbilt after powering past Mississippi State University, 3-1, on Friday.

UK plays next on Friday when the University of Tennessee comes to the UK Soccer Complex. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.