No. 10 Kentucky to Resume C-USA Play at No. 5 Marshall
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Following an undefeated stretch of non-league competition, No. 10 Kentucky (5-0-1) will resume Conference USA play against No. 5 Marshall (4-1-2) on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET at Hoops Family Field in Huntington, West Virginia.
The match will be broadcast live on ESPN+ with Jake Griffith on the call.
Both teams enter the weekend at 0-0-1 in the league standings after draws with new C-USA affiliate member Coastal Carolina. The Wildcats opened the season with a scoreless draw in Conway, South Carolina, on Aug. 26, while the Thundering Herd tied the Chanticleers 3-3 on Sept. 4.
Since its conference opener, Kentucky has rattled off home wins against Wright State (3-0), Notre Dame (1-0), Duquesne (3-1) and Western Michigan (1-0), as well as its first road victory at Louisville (3-1) since 2012.
Marshall, which clinched the first national championship in conference history last spring, most recently earned its second ranked win of the season with a 2-0 shutout of No. 20 Akron last Tuesday. The Herd opened their 2021 campaign with a 6-1 win at No. 21 James Madison on Aug. 26 and have since defeated East Tennessee State (4-1) and Bowling Green (1-0).
In Marshall’s second and third ranked matchups of the season, the Herd blew a 2-0 halftime lead against No. 15 Virginia Tech for a 3-2 loss on Aug. 29 and tied No. 4 West Virginia 2-2 on Sept. 17.
Kentucky leads the all-time head-to-head series with Marshall 21-12-3 since its inaugural varsity season in 1991, though Marshall has claimed the last three in a row.
Admission to all 2021 UK soccer matches at Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex is free to the public. For the latest on the Kentucky men’s soccer team, follow @UKMensSoccer on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as on the web at UKAthletics.com.
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