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Kentucky Women’s Soccer Travels to George Mason on Thursday

Posted: 9:34 PM, Aug 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-28 21:34:19-04
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky (0-0-2) travels to George Mason (0-1-0) on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Virginia. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+.

“It’s another opportunity to get on the field and gel as a team,” Kentucky head coach Ian Carry said. “We can build on two of the results we’ve had so far this season and get better. It’s always an ideal opportunity to go and improve on what we did right, fix and improve on what we did wrong and get on the field and get a positive result.”

The Wildcats enter their third game of the season continuing to fight for their first win after two draws to open the year. A stellar performance from freshman goalkeeper Steph Stull and her defense helped UK keep an important clean sheet against Western Kentucky after allowing three goals in the first game of the season against Bowling Green.

The Patriots come into this matchup with UK after dropping a game to Old Dominion, 3-1. The Monarchs scored three goals in the game before Emily Bradshaw lobbed a shot over the ODU keeper to score the one and only goal for George Mason in the 85th minute.

Looking forward, Kentucky will be back home to host Youngstown State on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET at The Bell.

Storylines

Not Since 2016

Entering the season, Kentucky hadn’t tied a game since Oct. 14, 2016 and have now opened the season with two-straight ties.

Lots Of New Players

Kentucky added 14 freshmen to its roster for the 2019 season and several of them have already made instant impacts on and off the field for the Wildcats, most notably forward Jordyn Rhodes who scored two goals in the first game of the season.

Get To Know: George Mason Patriots

Location:Fairfax, Virginia

Head Coach: Todd Bramble (Fifth Season)

Program Record vs. Kentucky: 0-0-0; First-ever meeting between Kentucky and George Mason.

2019 Team Record: 0-1-0

Last Time Out: The Patriots fell, 3-1, to Old Dominion on Sunday in their first official match of the season.

Team Form: Unlike Kentucky, George Mason has only played one game this season after its first game was cancelled due to weather. The Patriots then lost to ODU on Sunday, 3-1.