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Men's soccer - Weekly update (Sept. 24)

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Overall Record: 4-4-0, 0-0-0 C-USA
Record Last Week: 2-0-0, 0-0-0 C-USA

Recent Results
Wednesday, Sept. 19 * won vs. East Tennessee State, 3-1
Saturday, Sept. 22 * won at Evansville, 2-0

Upcoming Schedule (times eastern)

Tuesday, Sept. 25 - at IPFW - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30 - vs. Memphis - 2:30 p.m.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE

R-Jr., GK, Jack Van Arsdale (Richmond, Va.)
NOTES: Junior Jack Van Arsdale had another dominating week in between the pipes, leading the Wildcats to a pair of wins ... A native of Richmond, Va., Van Arsdale paced a stellar UK defensive attack in a 3-1 win over East Tennessee State on Wednesday, with the Bucs getting their goal on a penalty kick ... On Saturday, Van Arsdale notched his second shutout of the year in a 2-0 winning effort ... On the year, Van Arsdale has a 0.90 goals-against average in six games and 500 minutes, saving 18 shots ... Over the last three games - all UK wins - Van Arsdale has allowed only one goal in 270 minutes.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Jr., F, Tyler Riggs (Louisville, Ky.)
NOTES: Junior forward Tyler Riggs had a prolific week in leading the Wildcats to a pair of wins ... During the two wins, Riggs totaled a goal and two assists ... In a win over East Tennessee State, Riggs contributed his second assist of the year ... On Saturday night at Evansville, Riggs netted the game-winning goal and later dished out an assist ... The Louisville, Ky., native played the full 180 minutes on the week, firing a total of nine shots ... His seven-shot outing at UE on Saturday marked a new career high and a season individual high for the Wildcats ... On the year, Riggs has three goals and three assists and in his career, Riggs has 19 goals, eight assists and 46 points.

TEAM NOTES
The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a dominating week with a win over Evansville on the road and a home 3-1 win over East Tennessee State. UK will return to action on Tuesday, traveling to IPFW for a road contest at 7 p.m. ET.

Kentucky (4-4-0) won its third consecutive game to pull up to a .500 record after starting the campaign 1-4-0. The Wildcats used an explosive offensive attack and sterling defense during their three-game winning streak, outscoring its opponents 6-1, including a 1-0 win at No. 18 Louisville.

During the week, UK posted a 5-1 goal margin in its two wins, as the Wildcats got the first career goals from veterans Gabriel Conelian and Steven Perinovic and the third goal of the year from senior Charley Pettys. UK keeper Jack Van Arsdale was robbed of a clean sheet with a penalty kick chance. In the win at Evansville, UK got a goal from Tyler Riggs - his 19th career goal - and the team-leading fourth of the year from senior Matt Lodge. In the win at UE, UK owned a staggering 14-0 advantage in shots on goal and outshot the Purple Aces 18-6.

The Wildcats have been led offensively by Riggs in 2012, who has three goals and three assists in UK's first eight games of the year. Lodge has four goals, while Pettys has added three goals and one assist. Conelian, Perinovic and Bryan Celis have each added goals, while Kristoffer Tollefsen and Jacob Kemper each own two assists.

A native of Richmond, Ky., Van Arsdale has allowed only one goal in his last three games, coming on a penalty attempt. He now owns a 0.90 goals-against average in six games and 500 minutes, saving 18 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 1.62 goals a game and 11.8 shots a contest and a 53-43 advantage in corner kicks. Defensively, UK owns a 1.24 goals-against average.  

UK will travel to IPFW for the Tuesday game and then return to the UK Soccer Complex to host Memphis in the Conference USA opener on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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