UK Soccer v2 300CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After a scoreless first half, Charlotte took advantage of an own goal from the Kentucky men's soccer team to post a 1-0 win, on a pleasant Saturday night at Transamerica Field.

Kentucky (4-7-1, 1-2-1 Conference USA) and the 49ers battled through the first 45 minutes in a scoreless game. In the 47th minute, a UK defender tried to clear a ball by the near post, but his clearance sailed into the back of the net for an own goal and the game-winning tally for Charlotte.

UK sophomore goalkeeper Callum Irving had a dynamic game in goal, despite the own goal. The Vancouver, British Columbia, native finished with a career-high six saves, including four huge saves to keep UK within striking distance in the second half.

Charlotte (5-5-3, 1-3-2 C-USA) finished with a 16-7 advantage in shots and an 8-1 mark in corner kicks, marking just the second game that the Wildcats had been outshot and the first since Sept. 5 at East Tennessee State

UK will return to action on Wednesday, hosting No. 29 Tulsa at 7 p.m. ET at the UK Soccer Complex.

The 49ers got on the board after a scoreless first half in the 47th minute, as Charlotte had a run down the middle of the field, with UK's center back getting in position to clear it by the near post, with his clearance sailing strong into the back of the net for an own goal.

GAME NOTES: Freshman Charlie Reymann had his start streak snapped at 11 games ... Tyler Riggs and Isak Krogstad were UK's first subs of the game ... Charlotte now leads the series, 2-0 ... Senior defender Steven Perinovic won 8-of-11 contested header attempts in the game and has now won 97-of-122 contested header attempts in 2013 ... UK was outshot in the game for the first time since Sept. 5 and just the second time in 12 games ... UK lost the battle for corners for the first time in 2013.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6210

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 17, 2015 5741

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 14, 2015 5025

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 4168

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3397

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 02, 2015 8473

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 6692

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 5741

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 4168

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 18, 2015 980

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 18, 2015 744

Market Commentary - April 18, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
April 18, 2015 462

Home, Garden Show Concludes Today at Ballard…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 448

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 424

Keeping the Faith - 'God Smiles'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 18, 2015 411

TVA's Regional Energy Resource Council to Meet in…

by Tennessee Valley Authority
April 18, 2015 396

Hooked on Science - Skewer a Balloon

by Jason Lindsey
April 18, 2015 373

WKCTC Offers Minecraft Class to Teach Students…

by Tammy Thompson