No. 17 Men’s Soccer Continues Home Stand v Dartmouth

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The No. 17 Kentucky men’s soccer team will put its 2-0-0 record on the line against two-time defending Ivy League Champion Dartmouth at the Bell on Friday.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The match will be broadcast on SEC Network+.

The setup
The Wildcats have started the season 2-0-0 for the second year in a row. Dartmouth will be playing its season opener. 

Kentucky is ranked No. 17 in the coaches’ top-25 poll, while Dartmouth is receiving votes.

The Wildcats have scored five and conceded no goals in 180 minutes of game action in 2016.

The logistics
Gates will open at 6 p.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The start was pushed back 30 minutes from its originally scheduled time.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $2 for youth and seniors. Fans can purchase tickets online via Ticketmaster or by calling (800) 928-2287, or at the ticket window at The Bell.

Kentucky’s 600-plus season ticket holders can wear their 2016 Kentucky Soccer scarves to gain admission.

Parking for the match is first come first served located outside the stadium’s main entrance. Overflow parking will be available above the soccer practice pitch.

The first 250 fans in attendance will get a commemorative Kentucky v Dartmouth match poster. 

UK players will sign autographs on the side of the pitch following the match weather-permitting.

Louisiana flood relief drive logistics
The University of Kentucky’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) has organized a drive for supplies to assist victims of historic flooding this August in southern Louisiana. Donations will be accepted this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

SAAC is asking for fans to bring supplies of the greatest need for victims, including cleaning products, tools, household goods and toiletries. A complete list of suggested items can be found below.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of the floods in Louisiana,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “I’m proud our students have taken it upon themselves to play a small part in assisting with the relief effort, reflecting the service-oriented spirit they show every day. I look forward to our fans joining them in helping.”

Donations will be accepted in the small paved lot by the PPD coal pile near John Cropp Stadium and the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex, located at 570 Wildcat Court. To access the drop-off point, enter the soccer/softball drive off College Way and take the first available left. The drop-off point – staffed by SAAC members – will be open before and during Friday's match.

The precedent
Dartmouth won the only meeting between the two teams, 3-1, in 2013.

Off to a 1-0 start at home this season, the Wildcats went 9-2-1 at home last season.

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