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UK Women's Soccer Hosts Missouri in National TV Spotlight on Thursday

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After picking up three road points at Mississippi State on Sunday afternoon, the Kentucky women's soccer team returns home to the Bell Soccer Complex on Thursday night for a 7 p.m. ET match against Missouri.

The Southeastern Conference showdown is critical in the race for Orange Beach, as both teams are fighting for a spot at the 2017 SEC Soccer Tournament - with the top 10 teams in the league making the cut.

The match will be shown live on the SEC Network, ESPN3 and the ESPN app with 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup announcers, Jenn Hildreth (pxp) and former USWNT player, Heather Mitts (color) on the call from The Bell.           

Kentucky is 7-8-0 on the season, just one game below the .500 mark in Ian Carry's first season in charge of UK. The Wildcats have already equaled their SEC point total (6) from all of 2016 and have surpassed the overall win total (7) compared to all of 2016 (5). UK is currently 2-4-0 in SEC play with wins over LSU and Mississippi State.

UK has already surpassed its win total from all of 2016 with its 3-0 win against LSU on Sept. 29. Kentucky had just five wins in 2016. UK now has seven wins on the season under Ian Carry - two higher than 2016 with five matches still to play.

Sunday's win at Mississippi State was UK's first road SEC shutout since Sept. of 2015 at Alabama. The Wildcats had gone 11 straight matches without a road shutout in SEC play prior to Sunday. It was also UK's first win at Mississippi State since 2013, and the first road win under head coach Ian Carry in the SEC.

Mizzou enters the weekend with a 5-9-1 record under Brian Blitz this season. The Tigers are 5-0-0 against Kentucky since joining the SEC back in 2012 - with UK outscored 13-5 in those five conference matches, including a meeting at the 2012 SEC Tournament quarterfinals.

For the latest on the Kentucky women’s soccer team, follow @UKWomensSoccer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as on the web at UKathletics.com

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