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Men's soccer - Weekly update (Oct. 1)

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Overall Record: 5-4-1, 0-0-1 C-USA
Record Last Week: 1-0-1, 0-0-1 C-USA

Recent Results
Tuesday, Sept. 25 - won at IPFW, 5-1
Sunday, Sept. 30 - tied Memphis, 2-2

Upcoming Schedule (times eastern)
Wednesday, Oct. 3 - vs. No. 8 Indiana - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6 - at SMU - 8 p.m.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Jr., F, Tyler Riggs (Louisville, Ky.)

NOTES: Junior forward Tyler Riggs had a prolific two-game week in leading the Wildcats to a win and draw ... During the 5-1 win at IPFW, Riggs totaled two goals, his second career multi-goal game ... In the Conference USA opener against Memphis on Sunday,  Riggs contributed sixth goal of the year, also adding his fourth assist ... The Louisville, Ky., native fired a total of six shots during the week, with three going for goals ... On the year, Riggs has a team-high six goals and four assists and in his career, Riggs has 22 goals, nine assists and 53 points ... With 22 goals, Riggs ranks tied with Matt Lodge for sixth-best in UK career history and his 53 points rank seventh-best.

TEAM NOTES
The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a successful week with a win Tuesday at IPFW, 5-1, and a home 2-2 draw in the Conference USA lidlifter against Memphis. UK will return to action on Wednesday, hosting No. 8 Indiana at 7 p.m. ET at the UK Soccer Complex.

Kentucky (5-4-1, C-USA 0-0-1) posted a 7-3 goal margin in its two games during the week, as the Wildcats got the first career multi-goal game from veteran Gabriel Conelian against IPFW, as well as multi-goal game from Tyler Riggs. A pair of three-point performances were registered in the game against the Memphis Tigers, with Charley Pettys and Tyler Riggs both accounting for a goal and an assist on the day.

UK is currently riding a stellar five-match unbeaten streak (4-0-1), its longest since the 2009 season. UK owns a 13-4 total goal differential in the five-game span, which started with a thrilling 1-0 win at No. 18 Louisville on Sept. 14, in front of the largest crowd to ever witness a UK men's soccer game, 5,583 fans at Cardinal Park. 

The Wildcats have been led offensively in 2012 by Riggs, who has six goals and four assists in UK's first 10 games of the year. Senior Matt Lodge has five goals, while Pettys has added four goals and two assists. Conelian, Steven Perinovic and Bryan Celis have each added goals, while Kristoffer Tollefsen has two assists and senior Jacob Kemper owns three assists. In the game vs. Memphis, Lodge registered two shots to break the UK career shots record held by Riley O'Neill (2003-06).

A native of Richmond, Va., UK junior keeper, Jack Van Arsdale, has allowed only five goals in his last seven games. He now owns a 1.03 goals-against average in 700 minutes in 2012, saving 24 shots with two shutouts. UK freshman goalkeeper Callum Irving has also started three games, with seven saves and a 2.00 goals-against average. As a team, UK has averaged two goals a game, 13.1 shots a contest and a 66-52 advantage in corner kicks. Defensively, UK owns a 1.30 goals-against average. 

UK will host No. 8 Indiana for the Wednesday 7 p.m. ET matchup at the UK Soccer Complex and then return to the road to SMU in the second C-USA match of the season on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game with IU will mark UK's fifth ranked opponent in the first 11 games of the year.

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