No. 24 Men's Soccer vs. Oakland -- Postgame Notes

Nov. 20, 2014

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2014 Kentucky Men’s Soccer
No. 24 Kentucky vs. Oakland
NCAA Tournament -- First Round
Lexington, Ky. -- Bell Complex
Nov. 20, 2014

Team Records and Series Notes

  • With the loss, Kentucky drops to 10-6-4 and with the win, Oakland improves to 10-6-3.
  • UK is now 1-6-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Oakland won the first meeting of the two teams.
  • Appearing in its second NCAA Tournament in Johan Cedergren’s three years as a head coach, it marks the quickest any UK coach has reached two NCAA Tournaments.
  • UK finished the year 5-3-2 in home games.
  • Kentucky set a new school record with seven consecutive away games without a loss.
  • UK’s nine-game unbeaten streak is the longest single-season streak in UK history and the second-longest in program annals.
  • UK is 0-4 when its opponent scored first.

Individual Notes

  • UK junior goalkeeper Callum Irving finished the year with a 0.77 goals-against average, the fourth-best total in UK single-season history.
    • Irving ranks tied for second in UK season history with 10 shutouts.
    • Irving ranks ninth in UK season annals with 65 saves.
    • Irving’s 0.98 career goals-against average ranks third in UK history, behind Greg Raber (2001-02; 0.85) and Andy Gruenebaum (2002-05, 0.97).
    • Irving ranks fifth in UK career history with 17 shutouts, five away from the record.  
    • Irving has 118 saves in his three-year career, the seventh-most in UK history.
  • Senior forward Justin Laird finished with 47 shots, the ninth-most in UK single-season history.
    • Laird also ranked tied for sixth with three game-winning goals in 2014.
    • Laird ranks tied for 14th with four career game-winning goals.
  • Junior midfielder Bryan Celis ranks tied for ninth in UK career history with 13 assists.
  • Freshman midfielder Noah Hutchins made his first career start after having played in just two games and logged 72 minutes on the year. Hutchins set a new career high with 80 minutes.