Men's Soccer Nabs Another MAC Win.
Scoreless at half, Cats rally to down E. Michigan, 2-0.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (October 24, 1998) -- The University of Kentucky men's soccer team returned to its winning ways on Friday, defeating Eastern Michigan 2-0 in Mid-American Conference action.
The game was scoreless at the half, but in the 56th minute, Lee Baker hammered home a loose ball in front of the net to give the Cats a 1-0 lead. Then in the 76th minute, Brent Rainey's corner kick went in, giving UK the 2-0 win.
UK dominated Eastern Michigan, holding a 17-8 shot advantage. Wildcat goalkeeper Chris West was rarely tested and only needed two saves to post the shutout. With the win, UK improves to 8-8, 4-1 in the MAC, while EMU drops to 7-10-1 and 2-5 in the MAC.
The Wildcats take the pitch again on Sunday, when Bowling Green visits the UK Soccer Complex for a MAC showdown. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.
1 2--F UK 0 2--2 EMU 0 0--0 Goals: UK - Lee Baker (none) 56:46, Brent Rainey (none) 76:47 Corner Kicks: UK 4, EMU 3 Goalkeeper Saves: UK (West) 2, EMU (Tomasso) 11 Fouls: UK 19, EMU 15