Soccer Cats Advance At MAC Tourney
Men down Eastern Michigan, 1-0.
DeKALB, Ill. (Nov. 5, 1999) -- The University of Kentucky men's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Friday, topping Eastern Michigan 1-0.
After a scoreless first half, UK defender Rob Frey scored the game-winner less than three minutes into the second stanza, netting a five-yard shot off a Giovanni Fernandes pass at 47:23.
Keeper Brian O'Leary had a strong outing for the Cats, saving two shots while posting his seventh shutout of the season.
"These first-round matches are always tough," UK Coach Ian Collins said. "We're just happy to be moving on."
With the win, UK improves to 11-6-1, while EMU finishes its season at 6-13. The Wildcats advance to face Western Michigan (2-14-3), 2-1 upset winners over top seed Akron. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. at the Huskie Soccer Field.
1 2 F Eastern Michigan 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 1 1 Goals: UK Rob Frey (Giovanni Fernandes) 47:23