The University of Kentucky women's soccer team defeated Vanderbilt 6-1 Friday at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky., to advance to next week's SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Photo by Chet White
The Kentucky Wildcats return home Tuesday night for their first meeting of the season with the Florida Gators. Tipoff will be at 7pm on ESPN.
Calipari's team goes in riding a fifteen game winning streak and is coming off an 86-52 rout of South Carolina.
“What you had last game was seven guys played and that’s when you have that kind of score. But when I watched the tape, there were still breakdowns. Guys stopped playing at times and they shouldn’t have been in the game and they should have taken themselves out or I should have recognized it. But we’re passing the ball to each other. We’re being stronger. Terrence Jones is giving us a physical presence now that we didn’t have three weeks ago, four weeks ago. Our freshmen are just getting better. Doron Lamb should be, in my opinion, a lottery pick. Well, play like one, play like one. Don’t look at me or anybody else, play like one. That’s what I think he is and so last game he played like one. He can play point, he can score, he got to the rim, he got fouled. It’s what he is. You can’t jog up and down the court and act like this stuff doesn’t matter and be a lottery pick. You have to motor. You have to battle and he did that. It shows. Darius (Miller) played well. We all played well last game. Now we’re going against a team that is similar to us in that they went through that stretch where they weren’t physical enough and (Billy Donovan) had those killer practices and now all of the sudden it’s changed the dynamic of their team. They’re playing more physical. Just like we went up to Tennessee, they did exactly the same thing to us that they did to Florida. Exactly. And now, it was good for us. This game is good for our team. People ask, ‘Why do you say?’ Because every opponent we play, especially as they get better, this team will experience it for the first time. You’re starting three freshmen and two sophomores. It’s all new.”