Men's Soccer Rallies to Edge E. Michigan for 5th Straight Win
Lexington, KY -- After trailing 2-0 in the second half, the University of Kentucky men's soccer team came back to defeat Mid-American Conference foe Eastern Michigan 3-2 in double overtime on Sunday.
UKs first goal came with 10 minutes remaining as senior Matt Wilkerson scored when Sean Mondellis attempt deflected off goalkeeper George Tomasso. The Cats tied the score four minutes later when freshman Brent Rainey put in a shot over Tomassos head from near mid-field. Wildcat senior Billy Dwyer scored on a game-winning three-yard shot off a Mondelli assist at the 117:56 mark to preserve UKs perfect MAC slate at 4-0. EMUs Vesa Vertanen opened the scoring for the Eagles 48 seconds into the game, and Curtis Lockwood recorded a goal at the 76:01 mark to put EMU up 2-0.
With the victory, UK (10-3-1, 4-0) surpassed last years win total of nine in only its fourteenth game of the season. Kentucky outshot the Eagles 26-7 and garnered 12 corner kicks to EMUs two.
The Wildcats return to action on Sunday, Oct. 19, as they play host to Wisconsin-Green Bay at 2 p.m. at the UK Soccer Complex.
Kentucky vs. Eastern Michigan
1 2 OT OT F Eastern Michigan 1 1 0 0 2 Kentucky 0 2 0 1 3
Goals: EMU-Virtanen (Hijazi assist) 00:48, Lockwood (Hodges assist) 76:01;
UK-Wilkerson (Mondelli assist) 79:28, Rainey (unassisted) 83:24,
Dwyer (Mondelli assist) 117:56.
Shots: EMU 7, UK 26.
Corner Kicks: EMU 2, UK 12.
Goalkeeper Saves: EMU 9, UK 1.
Fouls: EMU 22, UK 10.