Bright first attacking move by the hosts and the Wildcats’ defense was lucky the shit was well high and wide.
UK 0-0 USC (2’)
ElMedkhar finds his way into some space on the left side of the box but his cross is just a bit ahead of the onrushing Wildcats.
UK 0-0 USC (14’)
Kentucky gives the ball away just outside the Wildcats’ box. Sukow’s shot is blocked and goes out for a corner, and eventually the Gamecocks are caught offside.
UK 0-0 USC (23′)
South Carolina really asking questions of the Kentucky defense now.
There Facusse saved and Jones cleared the rebound effort.
UK 0-0 USC (26′)
Williams forces a good save at the other end. The rebound is slow coming down, but falls to Reyes, who puts the volley effort over.
UK 0-0 USC (28′)
Evans, Lindow and ElMedkhar combine going forward along the left but the final ball just lacking a bit of accuracy.
UK 0-0 USC (41′)
Goal – South Carolina.
The hosts take the lead with 67 seconds remaining in the half.
Bjorn Gudjonsson slipped in behind to head in a Justin Sukow cross.
USC 1-0 UK (44′)
Good early attack by Jason Reyes. He forces a save after some nifty dribbling to make space in the box.
USC 1-0 UK (52′)
JJ Williams with some hard pressing forces a South Carolina error out for a corner kick. It falls to Meinzer but he puts the shot high and wide.
USC 1-0 UK (56′)
Goal – Kentucky.
Kalil ElMedkhar equalizes after Lindow slipped him through. Right-footed curling effort.
UK 1-1 USC (67′)
Goal – Kentucky.
Freshman Daniel Evan’s first career goal gives Kentucky a 2-1 lead in the 82nd minute.
What a response!
The Cats remain unbeated (8-0-1), pick up a third Conference USA win from as many games and win the (Unofficial of course) SEC Men’s Soccer Championship
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