Women's Soccer Games of the Week (10/18 - 10/20)

Women’s Soccer Games of the Week (10/18 – 10/20)


#24 Kentucky (11-2-1, 5-1) at #14 Florida (10-3-1, 4-2 SEC), Friday, 6:30 ET, Sun Sports, ESPN 3

Florida has won two straight games after dropping two coming into the first of three of the next four contests at home. Each of its last two wins has been of the shutout variety and last week's 1-0 win over Mississippi State went to double overtime.  Savannah Jordan is the team's offensive power and it isn't even close. The freshman has 13 of the squad's 30 goals, with the next highest being two players with four. The Gators have used two goalies, with Taylor Burke getting nearly 850 minutes in goal, over double the amount that her backup has played.

Kentucky comes in on a four-game winning streak, giving up only three total goals. In those four games, they have scored one, two, three and four goals. The Wildcats have been hot in the first half, scoring 16 goals in the first stanza, while giving up only three. Kentucky has three primary scorers, led by Stuart Pope, who has nine goals and five assists on the year. Arin Gilliland has seven goals and eight assists and Zoe Swift has seven goals as well. Kayla King has played over 1,250 minutes in goal and has saved 39 shots.


#1 Virginia (15-0, 9-0) at #4 North Carolina (13-2, 7-2), Sunday, 1:00 ET

Virginia concludes its trip through North Carolina with a visit to the Tar Heels for the Cavs' last regular-season road game. UVa is coming off of back-to-back shutouts of Wake Forest and North Carolina State. Brittany Ratcliffe scored her ninth and tenth goals in the 5-0 win over NC State, while Morgan Brian had three assists.

The Tar Heels picked up two 1-0 wins last week to improve their winning streak to six. Crystal Dunn has 11 goals on the year, while Kealia Ohai and Katie Bowen each have five assists to lead the squad. Kelly McFarlane's game-winning goal against Boston College was also her first on the year.


#7 South Carolina (12-1-1, 5-1) at Ole Miss (11-3-1, 4-2), Sunday, 1:00 CT

After dropping a 2-0 decision to Georgia on September 20th, the Gamecocks have won five straight, including a big win at Florida. USC has been dominant in the second half, outscoring its opponents 12-2 in the second stanza. Danielle Au and Raina Johnson each have a team-high five goals. Sabrina D'Angelo has played all 1,300 minutes in goal, giving up only six goals and saving 36 balls.

Ole Miss comes into the weekend having won three of its last four matches, including a 1-0 win over Vandy last weekend. The Rebels have two big scorers, led by Rafaelle Souza's 13 goals and Mandy McCalla's 11. Souza also has a team-leading six assists. Kelly McCormick has played all but 71 minutes in goal and saved 46 shots.