Cats, Bulldogs Set To Battle In Bluegrass
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Oct. 10, 2002
The University of Kentucky men's soccer team returns to Lexington to play host to Alabama A&M this Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The match, which is the first of a three-game homestand for the Wildcats, will be played at the UK Soccer Complex.
The Cats have won six of their last seven games, shutting out three straight opponents, IUPUI, Louisville and Winthrop. Sophomore forward Jamal Shteiwi currently leads the team in scoring, and has contributed goals to UK's last three matches.
Goalkeeper Greg Raber has only allowed three goals in his last 633 minutes. The senior earned Mid-American Conference Player of the Week honors for his shutout performances against Winthrop and Louisville. Last week, Raber had ten saves and stopped a Louisville penalty kick.
"Alabama A&M possesses great individual talent and attacking flair," Coach Ian Collins said. "Sometimes people see a smaller school and write them off - but this is a dangerous team. They are as talented as any team that we play this season. We will have to defend better, individually and as a team, than we have so far to stop them. We are looking forward to the challenge."
The Bulldogs come into Friday's match with a record of 7-3-1. They also have won their last three matches, outscoring their opponents 7-1. Both Alabama A&M and Kentucky defeated IUPUI, the only common opponent, by a score of 4-0.