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Kentucky men's soccer - Weekly update

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

Recent Results
Sunday, Aug. 26 - lost at Dayton, 3-4

Upcoming Schedule (times eastern)
Friday, Aug. 31 - vs. Northwestern - 5 p.m. (Columbia, S.C.)
Sunday, Sept. 2 - vs. St. Johns - 11 a.m. (Columbia, S.C.)


The Kentucky men's soccer team opened up the 2012 season and the Johan Cedergren era with a thrilling 4-3 loss in the opener at Dayton on Sunday night. UK will return to action on Friday and Sunday, traveling to the Gamecock Classic, hosted by South Carolina.

Kentucky (0-1-0) suffered the loss in a riveting game that saw the Wildcats dominate play in a scoreless first half. In the second frame, the two teams combined for all seven goals, with UK getting three tallies. UK's three-goal output in the opening game marks its highest since the 2008 season, a 6-0 win over Central Arkansas. Overall in the game on Sunday, UK owned a 21-15 advantage in shots and a 7-5 lead in corner kicks.

UK got goals from Matt Lodge, Charley Pettys and Tyler Riggs and a six-save performance from freshman goalkeeper Callum Irving. Lodge and Riggs each netted goals in traffic, while Pettys nailed a penalty kick goal in his first career penalty try.

With the goals from its trio of veterans, Lodge and Riggs moved up in the UK soccer career history record book. Lodge now owns 18 career goals to rank eighth-best and his 51 career points ranks him tied with Lee Baker for sixth-best. Riggs now owns 17 goals in his career, the ninth-best total in UK history.

The Wildcats will return to action with their annual trip to the Gamecock Classic in Columbia, S.C. UK will face Northwestern on Friday at 5 p.m. ET at Stone Stadium, before facing St. John's on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

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