Soccer Travels to Memphis for Saturday Matchup
Oct. 10, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Kentucky men's soccer team returns to action Saturday night, traveling to face Memphis at 8 p.m. ET.
Kentucky (7-4-0, 0-3-0 Conference USA) suffered its third consecutive loss Wednesday night, falling 1-0 to defending conference champion Tulsa. The Wildcats have only lost four times in its last 19 matches, which included a school-record 15-match unbeaten streak.
Last year, UK tied Memphis in the regular-season finale, 0-0. UK first-team All-American defender Barry Rice was a force in the contest, winning 32-of-36 contested header attempts in the defensive struggle. In 2007, UK suffered a loss in Memphis, allowing a late game-winning goal in the second half.
Memphis has been led this season by forward Parker Duncan, a sophomore from Johnson City, Tenn. Duncan currently leads Memphis with four goals and three assists on the season. J.J. Greer, a forward from Cordova, Tenn., leads the team in assists with five. Greer is joined on the attacking end by newcomer Jon Wright, who has netted three goals for Memphis in 2009. Memphis has also been helped out by the improvement of freshman Justin Watson at his outside midfielder position. The Myrtle Beach, S.C., native, has two goals for the Tigers so far this season.
In the center of the park, Memphis is led by senior Brian Farrell who has been vital in starting the Memphis attack from his central midfield position. The Dunboyne, Ireland, native has thrived in his new position since moving from forward prior to the start of the regular season. Farrell has netted one goal this season (against UCF).