LEXINGTON, Ky. – In its SEC opening match, No. 15 Ole Miss (7-0-2) grabbed its first convention win of the season in a 2-1 victory on the street at Kentucky (7-2-0). The Rebels got here out scorching, scoring each targets within the first half, whereas holding the Wildcats scoreless within the second.
The Rebels wasted little time to take a lead over the Wildcats, with Ashley Orkus capitalizing off a free kick alternative. Orkus booted the ball into the web from midfield, with Wildcats’ keeper catching a tip of it; nevertheless, the ball fell behind her for the primary rating of the sport.
Kentucky responded half-hour later with a purpose of its personal off a nook kick, tying the sport at one apiece.
Earlier than the half may finish, Stella Downing broke free with one defender to beat. Because the junior headed towards the center of the web, Downing drew a foul to position the Rebels in prime scoring place.
Kayla Chatman-Haggerty, referred to as to take the penalty kick, drilled the shot off the correct woodwork and into the web. Orkus and Chatman-Haggerty tallied their first targets of the season and as Rebels, as Ole Miss headed into the locker room with a 2-1 lead and by no means regarded again.
Fouls continued to be a giant a part of an aggressive recreation, with each groups combining for 26 fouls and 4 yellow playing cards.
Within the waning minutes of the sport, the Wildcats took two closing pictures, with Orkus standing robust in purpose on the best way to tallying 4 saves on the evening.
Ole Miss takes the weekend off and is again in Oxford subsequent Thursday in opposition to Florida at 6 p.m. CT. The match can be out there for streaming by means of SEC Community.