Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

UK Soccer Hosts Exhibition Opener Versus Dayton

UK Soccer 300LEXINGTON, KY (8/19/13) – A year removed from the fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in program history, the Kentucky men’s soccer team will open the 2013 season with a pair of exhibition games, beginning with a matchup with Dayton, with kickoff on Tuesday set for 7 p.m. ET at the UK Soccer Complex.
 
Kentucky will host Dayton in its exhibition opener on Tuesday night at the under-construction UK Soccer Complex. The Wildcats will conclude their preseason at Northern Kentucky on Sunday, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. ET. UK will open its regular-season with the UK Invitational Tournament on Aug. 30, hosting Wright State at 7:30 p.m. ET.
 
In the lone exhibition match-up of the season last year, Kentucky visited Northern Kentucky with the Wildcats and Norse playing to a 2-2 stalemate.
 
In the match, defender Steven Perinovic netted the first goal of the 2012 exhibition season when senior Gabriel Conelian found Perinovic with the corner kick in the 22nd minute. Freshman Caleb Richardson found nylon in the 77th minute after beating the keeper inside the 18-yard box to tie the game at 2-2.
 
The 2012 regular season kicked-off when the Flyers and the Wildcats faced off in Dayton as the Flyers came away with the 4-3 victory in head coach Johan Cedergren’s Kentucky debut. After a scoreless first half, the two teams scored a combined seven goals in a wild second half, with UK freshman goalkeeper Callum Irving saving a career-high six shots. Overall the series has fallen in favor of the Flyers with Dayton holding the all-time series record of 2-0-0 with the Flyers outscoring the Wildcats 6-3.
 
For the first time since 2009, the Kentucky men’s soccer team enters the 2013 season receiving votes in the preseason National Soccer Coaches Association of America top-25 poll. Receiving six votes in total effectively ranks the Wildcats No. 34 in the country. UK receiving votes in the preseason is the first time since UK was receiving votes in the Soccer Times 2009 preseason poll. UK was also honored during the 2011 preseason as a College Soccer News “Team to Watch”.
 
Kentucky redshirt senior defender Steven Perinovic has been voted preseason All-Conference USA by the league coaches. A native of Delafield, Wis., Perinovic earned first-team All-Conference USA in 2012 while leading the Wildcats to its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2003. Perinovic was a force on the backline as UK’s leading center back, making all 21 starts and leading the team with 1,892 minutes played.
 
In 2012, the Kentucky soccer program had one of its most memorable and historic years to date on the pitch. Facing a staggering 10 ranked foes throughout the season, the Wildcats put together a 10-9-2 campaign. The Wildcats knocked off top-25 opponents on three separate occasions including in-state rival and No. 18 ranked Louisville on the road.
 
UK’s first-year head coach Johan Cedergren brought in an up-tempo, attacking offensive philosophy which led the Wildcats to the fourth-most corner kicks (1125), the fifth-most shots (274), the eighth-most goals (34) and 10th-most points (95) in a season.
 
Not only did the Wildcats excel on offense, but the defense of the 2012 squad etched their name into the Kentucky annuls with stellar performances over the season. The 2012 unit recorded the 10th most shutouts (six) as well as 11th best goals against average (1.21) for a Kentucky squad.
 
Individually, senior midfielder Matt Lodge and junior Steven Perinovic garnered first-team All-Conference USA honors, with junior netminder Jack Van Arsdale and senior midfielder Cameron Wilder taking home second-team honors. Junior Tyler Riggs, who is the first UK player since 2002-04 to lead the team in scoring for three consecutive years, was named third-team All-Conference USA
 
Due to the ongoing construction of the $7.7 million renovations to the UK Soccer Complex, University of Kentucky soccer fans will experience some slight modifications to the game day experience during the 2013 season.
 
All fans will be admitted into all games for the 2013 season for free for the duration of the season. Fans will also be allowed to re-enter the complex after initial entrance.
 
Seating will be all general admission for the season and seating will all be located behind the team benches on the grassy area opposite the construction site. Fans will be invited to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the action. There will also be seating located behind the goals on each side of the facility, similar to years past.
 
Construction will be ongoing for most of the season, and the grandstand side of the facility will be shut down for the entirety of the season. Only credentialed members of the UK staff will be allowed over to that side of the complex.
 
All fans will be entering and exiting the facility using the existing student entrance located between the game field and the practice field. The existing entrance main gate will be shut down and fans will not be able to enter the facility through those gates, as they will be closed during the construction process.
 
Fans will be able to park in one of three locations for the season. The first-arriving fans will receive access to the gravel lot located directly across the main gate. Once that lot is filled, fans will be directed to park in the lot that borders the practice field off of College Way. In addition, similar to softball parking in 2013, there will be parking on the west side of College Way in the grassy area between the soccer/softball complex and Commonwealth Stadium. When there are no further available spots, fans will park in select lots of Commonwealth Stadium, which is in walking distance of the UK Soccer Complex. Parking lots will open three hours prior to game time. Handicapped parking will remain as seasons past, as they will be able to park near the main gate in the paved lot.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Brent Ingram (UK Athletics)

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

October 29, 2014 9154

UPDATE: Medical Examiner's Official Report…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Dennis Thomas
October 27, 2014 6249

Earlington Woman Charged With Burglary for…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 29, 2014 4624

UPDATE: Two More Arrested for Meth at Area Motel

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
October 29, 2014 4549

Central City Businessman Indicted by Grand Jury…

in Top News For All Sites by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 27, 2014 4468

Baptist Health Madisonville Performs Baptist…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Kristy Quinn
October 28, 2014 4417

UPDATE: 'Runner' Ran Home; Family Happy

in Hopkins News by Lisa Crook
October 28, 2014 3729

UPDATE: Extended to Wednesday; Heaven's Gates and…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 28, 2014 3489

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 27, 2014 3477

Woman Charged for Domestic Assault with Scissors,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 31, 2014 3343

UPDATE: Names Released: Three Injured When Pickup…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

October 31, 2014 3343

UPDATE: Names Released: Three Injured When Pickup…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 30, 2014 2720

UPDATE: Missing Elderly Couple Found

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chief William C. Crider
October 30, 2014 1897

Man Charged with Criminal Abuse of 2-Year-Old Girl

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Lt. Charles Young II
October 30, 2014 1800

Man Accused of Using Bass Guitar to Strike…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 31, 2014 1595

Top Race Candidates Address Campaign Issues

in Hopkins News by SurfKY News
October 30, 2014 1571

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 30, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 30, 2014 1335

Man Charged for Criminal Trespassing at Cross…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 30, 2014 1306

Bond, Conditions Set for Central City Man Accused…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 30, 2014 1200

MCTI to Present 'Anne of Green Gables'

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 30, 2014 1174

Golden Arches Added to City’s Eastern Skyline;…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss