Soccer Cats Win At Winthrop, 2-0
Oct. 6, 2002
The University of Kentucky men's soccer team (7-3) defeated Winthrop (5-3-1) by a score of 2-0 Sunday at Eagle Field in Rock Hill, S.C. Senior goalkeeper Greg Raber earned his third consecutive shutout for the Cats, making seven saves in the match.
The Wildcats got on the board early when freshman Lasse Lagerblom headed a corner kick from fellow-freshman Jani Modig into the back of the net at the 7:51 mark. In the first half, Winthrop outshot UK by a mark of 9-4 and held a 6-2 advantage on corner kicks, but Kentucky's Raber made five saves to preserve his team's 1-0 lead.
The Cats expanded their lead early in the second half when sophomore Jamal Shteiwi put home a penalty kick in the 53rd minute after a UK attacker was taken down in the 18-yard box. Raber's biggest save of the day came in the 63rd minute, when he dove to his right to stop a header that had resulted from a Winthrop corner kick.
UK attacked for much of the second period and held an 8-4 advantage in shots. Shteiwi led the Cats with five shots, four of which were on goal. He also leads UK in goals this season, after netting his fourth of the year.
Kentucky has won six of its last seven matches, outscoring its opponents by a tally of 13-3. Next weekend, the Cats play host to Alabama A&M. That match is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.
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