Men's Soccer vs. FAU -- Postgame Notes

Nov. 3, 2013

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Team Notes

  • Kentucky won its first meeting with FAU since 2006 and is now 2-0 all-time vs. the Owls.
  • The hat trick marked the first for Kentucky since Dylan Asher netted three goals in a win over FIU in 2012.
    • It marked the third consecutive year Kentucky has had a player go for a hat trick, as Matt Lodge scored three goals in a win over IPFW in 2011.
  • UK’s 20 points in the game marked its most since scoring 25 vs. Georgetown (Ky.) in 2008 and the fifth-most in UK history.
  • The win was the largest in UK’s history (2005-13) in C-USA.
    • It marked UK’s largest league win since a 6-0 win over Marshall in 1999.
  • UK’s four goals in the second half is the third-most in school history.
  • Kentucky’s 6-1 win marked its most goals scored since a 6-0 win over Central Arkansas in 2008.
  • UK’s six goals marking the fourth-most in single-game history, done four times in UK history.
  • With the win and the Tulsa win over FIU on Sunday, Kentucky clinched a berth in the 2013 Conference USA Tournament.

Individual Notes

  • Senior forward Tyler Riggs completed the ninth hat trick in program history with his first career three-goal game.
    • All of Riggs’ three goals game in his 24 minutes played in the second half.
    • It marked the fourth two-goal game of Riggs’ career and his first since two goals vs. IPFW in 2012.
    • Riggs now has 28 goals in his career, the fourth-most in UK history.
    • Riggs has 65 points in his career, the seventh-most in UK history.
    • Riggs has 136 shots, ranking sixth-most in UK history.
    • Riggs has seven game-winning goals, the sixth-most in school annals.
    • Riggs has four goals over the last two games.
    • Riggs notched his third goal of the year just 23 seconds into the second half.
    • Riggs goal 23 seconds into the second half, marked the third-fastest goal to start the second half in UK history and the fastest since Michael Strong got on the board 21 seconds into the second half at UAB in 2004.
  • Freshman Napo Matsoso made his first career start at forward, starting each of UK’s previous 15 games in the midfield.
    • Matsoso recorded his third assist of the year on the corner kick, with the freshman taking just his second and third corners of the year in the win, and his first since at Old Dominion on Oct. 4.
  • Sophomore midfielder Isak Krogstad was UK’s first substitution off the bench, checking in for Kristoffer Tollefsen.
  • Freshman midfielder Kaelon Fox notched his second career goal.
  • Senior defender Steven Perinovic recorded his first goal of the year and the second of his career.
    • Perinovic’s goal was UK’s first off a corner kick in 2013.
    • It was Perinovic’s first goal since the game-winning tally vs. East Tennessee State in 2012.
    • Perinovic has now played in 75 career games, ranking 13th in UK history.
    • Perinovic ranks 10th in UK career history with 69 starts.
    • Perinovic won 8-of-10 contested header attempts in the game and has now won 125-of-162 on the year, a 77-percent clip.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Callum Irving worked 64 consecutive shutout minutes to start the game, lowering his goals-against average to 1.06.
    • Irving has now worked 166 consecutive scoreless minutes, dating back to the 78th minute vs. FIU.
  • Freshman midfielder Ryan Creel netted his first career goal.
    • Creel also added his first career assist.
  • Freshman forward Sam Miller recorded his second career two-assist game.
  • Junior forward Justin Laird notched his team-high fifth assist of the year.
  • Sophomore midfielder Bryan Celis recorded his third assist of the year and the seventh of his two-year career.