Stojkovic’s 2OT Goal Gives UK Soccer 1-0 Win at #20 New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Stefan Stojkovic scored a golden goal with 1:26 to play in double overtime to lift the Kentucky men’s soccer team to a 1-0 win at No. 20 New Mexico.
— Kentucky Mens Soccer (@UKMensSoccer) October 5, 2015
After dominating the first half, but failing to find a breakthrough, New Mexico made a strong start to the second half, but failed to seriously trouble Irving — largely thanks to UK’s defensive prowess. But for the majority of the match, UK looked the more likely side to score. So even though they had to wait 108 minutes to break the deadlock, Sunday’s result was a much-deserved win for the Cats based on the run of play and the quantity of chances as UK out-shot UNM 18-11.
“Amazing result for our team,” Irving said. “Obviously we started off the season with a bit of a rough patch, but the past few games we’ve brought the level back up. This was a signature performance for us. We grinded from the beginning, the whole team played strong and then Stefan is a poacher. He’ll take any chance he can get and he put it away for us. So it’s a great result.”