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Ohio Soccer's Match At Kentucky Picked Up By SEC Network +

Senior defender and team captain Gabby Hausfeld will lead the Ohio soccer team when the Bobcats visit Kentucky on Aug. 31 on the SEC Network +.

July 15, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Ohio University soccer team's Aug. 31 match at the University of Kentucky has been picked up by the SEC Network + - the digital streaming component of the new SEC Network - as announced by the Southeastern Conference office on Tuesday (July 15).

Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET. Ohio will be squaring off with Kentucky for the fifth time in program history -- including the fourth time in Lexington. The Wildcats qualified for the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Second-year Ohio head coach Aaron Rodgers served as an assistant coach at Kentucky from 2009-12.

SEC Network + -- exclusively available on SECNetwork.com and via WatchESPN -- will add live and on-demand coverage of more than 550 digital-exclusive sporting events to the SEC Network multi-screen output in the first year. Ranging across multiple sports from all member schools, SEC Network + events will all be high-quality, multi-camera productions - enabled by extensive new technological and production capabilities built out by ESPN and SEC schools in support of the SEC Network launch.

In addition to authenticated access to the SEC Network and SEC Network + (via laptops and desktops; access via iOS and Android smartphones and tablets is via WatchESPN), SEC Network + will also serve as a platform to deliver additional events produced by the schools and SECNetwork.com will also feature original short clips, video from studio programs, original digital video projects and more.

SEC Network + will launch Aug. 14, along with the launch of the SEC Network television network.

After hosting UNC Greensboro on Aug. 14 in a home exhibition match, the Bobcats open the regular season in West Lafayette, Ind., with a weekend tournament, battling Butler on Aug. 22 and host Purdue on Aug. 24 in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.

Ohio finished the 2013 regular season with its first non-losing record since 2009 (7-7-5) and posted five road victories - the most wins away from home for the program since 2004. The Bobcats tallied 26 goals in 2013 - the program's most in a decade.