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Kentucky Set For Midweek Home Tilt Against Cincinnati

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 19th-ranked Kentucky men’s soccer team will return to The Bell for a non-conference matchup with Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. ET.
The match will be streamed live on ESPN3/WatchESPN.

The Setup

Kentucky, with a 2017 record of won 4, lost 0, drew 1, is off to its best start since 2011. 
Cincinnati is W2, L2, D1 this season.

Kentucky has emerged 1-0 winner from each of its two home matches this year. Cincinnati has lost both of its road games this year.

Kentucky is 3-0-1 in non-conference games so far, while Cincinnati has yet to play a league match.
Three Wildcats – Andrew McKelvey, Mikkel Pedersen and Stefan Stojkovic are tied for the team lead with two goals apiece. Pedersen has scored in each of the last two games.

Freshman goalkeeper Enrique Facusse has kept a clean sheet in both of his home starts, and enters Tuesday with a 0.55 goals-against average.

The History

Kentucky is 6-6-2 against Cincinnati all-time. The two sides last played in 2008 in Cincinnati – a 4-1 win for the visitors. UK has won two in a row in the series. They last met in Lexington in 2004 with UK winning 2-0.

UK owns a 17-16 goals for/against edge all-time.
UK has a 4-1-2 advantage at home against Cincinnati in a series dating back to 1992.

Kentucky head coach Johan Cedergren played his collegiate soccer for Cincinnati. At UC, Cedergren was a three-year letter winner and an All-Conference USA honoree. A team captain, Cedergren helped lead UC to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1998 and a final-season top-20 ranking.

The logistics

Gates will open at 6:35 p.m – an hour before the scheduled first touch.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $2 for youth and seniors. Fans can purchase tickets online via Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 928-2287, or at the ticket window at The Bell.

Early arriving fans will receive the third edition in a nine-match series of individual match posters.

Students can take advantage of a free shuttle picking up at two campus locations -- The 90 and the Wildcat Statue on Avenue of Champions across from Memorial Coliseum/adjacent to Bowman’s Den.

Parking for the match is first come first served located outside the stadium’s main entrance and in the Kroger Field blue and green lots with continuous shuttle service running from car parks up to the front gates of The Bell beginning at 6:35 p.m.

The shuttle will continue until one hour after the match.

UK players will sign autographs on the side of the pitch following the match weather permitting.

Kentucky Athletics is excited to utilize ticket scanning at The Bell this season. Season ticket holders receive individual game barcoded tickets to be scanned on game day.

Season tickets are still available for $30 through UKAthletics.com/tickets and grant holders admission into all UK men’s and women’s soccer regular-season games.

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