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Kentucky Begins C-USA Tournament Wednesday v Marshall

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The Kentucky men’s soccer team will commence the postseason at 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday when they play Marshall in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament, this year taking place at the Old Dominion Soccer Complex.

Kentucky (
8-5-4, 4-2-2 Conference USA) is the No. 3 seed, while Marshall is seeded sixth.

The match will be streamed live on the CUSA.TV paid subscription service. ODU will publish a live statisticsfeed on its Website.  

Seven teams qualify for the C-USA Tournament with regular-season champion Florida International the recipient of a first-round bye.

The winner of the UK v Marshall match will play the winner of Wednesday’s ODU v South Carolina match in the semifinal round on Friday. FIU will play the winner of Charlotte v South Carolina.

The setup
Marshall defeated Kentucky last month in Huntington, West Virginia by a 1-0 score line. The Thundering Herd enter Wednesday with a record of 7-9-1 (3-5-0 C-USA).


Following a three-match losing streak – the second game in that run was at Marshall – Kentucky is now unbeaten in its last three matches, including two straight C-USA draws.


Kentucky has allowed 16 goals this season. UK allowed 16 goals in the whole of 2016, and 13 all of 2015.

Kentucky is 3-3-2 in road matches this year. 

Facusse finished the regular season with the C-USA best goals-against average overall (0.88) and in league games (0.71). 

He also tied for most shutouts in league play with four and overall with seven.

C-USA Awards

Golden Glove Award

Enrique Facusse, Kentucky

First Team

D: Alex Bumpus, Kentucky

GK: Enrique Facusse, Kentucky

Third Team

F: JJ Williams, Kentucky

MF: Kevin Barajas, Kentucky

D: Leon Jones, Kentucky

All-Freshman Team

Enrique Facusse, Kentucky

Leon Jones, Kentucky

Aime Mabika, Kentucky

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