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Men's Soccer Weekly Update - September 11, 2017

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Overall Record: 4-0-1, 1-0-0 Conference USA

Record Last Week: 1-0-1, 1-0-0 C-USA

Recent Results

Tuesday, Sept. 5 tie at Louisville 2-2 (2OT) | Recap | Box Score | Video
Saturday, Sept. 8 * won v University of Alabama-Birmingham* 1-0 | Recap | Box Score | Video

Upcoming Schedule (times eastern)

·        Tuesday, Sept. 12 -- v Cincinnati – 7:30 p.m. – Lexington, Ky. – The Bell– ESPN 3/Watch ESPN

·        Saturday, Sept. 16 – at New Mexico – 9:00 p.m. – Albuquerque, N.M. – UNM Soccer Complex


·        Kentucky had one draw and one win this past week.

·        UK’s 4-0-1 start to the season is the team’s best since 2011.

  • The last draw in the series against Louisville was Aug. 30 of 2006 when the teams drew 1-1 at Louisville.
  • Kentucky opened Conference USA play with a 1-0 victory v UAB
    • The goal v UAB was only the second goal that UAB has conceded this season.

Offensive Player of the Week Nominee: Mikkel Pedersen – Junior – Midfielder – Esbjerg, Denmark

  • Scored in both games last week.
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute v UAB.
  • Gave UK a 2-1 first-half lead in the game at Louisville.
  • Is now tied with McKelvey and Stojkovic for most goals on the team this season.

Defensive Player of the Week Nominee: Enrique Facusse – Freshman – Goalkeeper – Tegucigalpa, Honduras

·        Enrique Facusse helped UK to a 1-0-1 week, keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 win v UAB.

  • Made three big saves late v UAB to keep the 1-0 lead. The best of the lot was a diving save on a free kick from 23 yards out in the penultimate minute of the 90.
  • Facusse kept his second clean sheet from as many matches at home, his third overall and improved his goals-against average to 0.55.
  • Made four saves in each game this past week.
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