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UK Men’s Soccer Bounces Back With 2-1 Win Over Buckeyes

The No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats prevailed 2-1 in their first non-conference matchup of the regular season Wednesday night as they played host to the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Cats entered Wednesday’s matchup looking to avenge a heartbreaking 2-1 loss that they were given in their last outing at the hands of Florida International University last Sunday in Lexington.

Despite Kentucky taking 8 shots in the first half while Ohio State only managed 1, neither team was able to find the back of the net and ended the 1st half in a 0-0 tie.

Coming out in the 2nd half, in just the 53rd minute, the Buckeyes sophomore Xavier Green was able to strike first to put OSU up 1-0 while scoring just his 2nd goal of the season.

With the Cats trailing, it wasn’t until the 81st minute when sophomore Robert Screen was able to score his first goal of the season and tie the contest at 1 apiece off the direct kick.

Following the goal, Kentucky was still looking for more and found it in just the 85th minute as junior Kalil ElMedkhar scored his 5th goal of the season and gave the Cats the 2-1 lead.

Staying true to the pattern, Kentucky has now beaten Ohio State the last three times they have matched up and have improved to a 6-5-4 all-time record between the two schools.

The Cats improve to 7-2-3 and will take the field again this Saturday, Oct. 19th at 7pm as they travel to Old Dominion to do battle with the Monarchs.

Article written by Noah Banks

1 Comment for UK Men’s Soccer Bounces Back With 2-1 Win Over Buckeyes

  1. JTHinton1
    8:38 am October 17, 2019 Permalink

    Big win!