Xavier with a 4-1 shots advantage on UK. Both teams have called the goalkeeper into action once.
Kentucky maintaining most of the possesssion, but struggling to trouble the hosts’ defense near their goal. Xavier looking pretty dangerous on the counter too, it must be said. UK defense up to the challenge in the final third so far.
Big chance for Kentucky.
Lindow’s corner finds Williams at the near post, but he can’t redirect it on frame.
Nil-nil at half in Cincy.
XU 7, UK 3
Shots on goal –
XU 2, UK 1
XU 2, UK 1
Good linkup between ElMedkhar and Williams along the left to trouble the Xavier defense, but in the end no clear chance.
Kentucky asking some more questions of the Xavier defense now. Kalil ElMedkhar looking dangerous along the left flank.
What a block by Leon Jones!
Xavier’s Sutherland had drifted free at the back post, but the sophomore center back scrambled back into position to cut out the danger.
Really good transition linkup between Williams, ElMedkhar and Lindow with the latter forcing a good save with his left-footed attempt.
Set piece chance.ElMedkhar hits a great ball in to the box, but the glancing header is just wide.
Leon Jones takes a free kick from about 25 yards out low, but it’s saved relatively easily.
Everyone’s player of the week JJ Williams finds his way into the box along the left side, cuts back for a tight-angle shot and the goalkeeper does well to save
Xavier unable to put away a bunch of chances right in front of the Kentucky defense. Kentucky lucky to stay level there
0-0 | End of the regulation 90′.
A first 10-minutes golden-goal overtime period to come.
Bailey Rouse plays Wiliams in behind but the forward’s shot is right at the Xavier goalkeeper.
Still deadlocked at the end of the first overtime period. 10 more minutes to see if we can find a winner.
Williams has a go from distance after Stockton played him an ever so tasty ball, but he doesn’t get all of it and the goalie deals with it comfortably.
Xavier with another bushel basket of chances and the hosts can’t finish. UK luck to stay level.
Two unbeaten teams entered and that’s the way they finished on Tuesday.
Kentucky is 4-0-1 (W-L-D), Xavier is 2-0-3.
They head to Lipscomb next Tuesday.
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