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Men’s Soccer Welcomes South Carolina to Begin Sun Belt Play

Men’s Soccer Welcomes South Carolina to Begin Sun Belt Play

LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 24 Kentucky men’s soccer (3-2-0) will host South Carolina (1-3-1) to begin Sun Belt Conference play at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex on Friday. The match dubbed as the “Unofficial Southeastern Conference Championship” will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST.

The Wildcats and Gamecocks first faced off in November 1991 which resulted in a 6-0 victory for USC. Since then, the two programs have developed a 12-7-4 UK all-time series record.

Kentucky and South Carolina last faced off in 2022 where the Cats came out on top in Columbia, 3-0, to clinch the Sun Belt Conference regular-season title. The two programs battled again in the first round of the conference tournament in Lexington, 2-1.

The Wildcats come into Friday’s contest after a 3-2 victory at home against Lipscomb last week.

South Carolina enters the match with a win against Queens University Charlotte and losses to Clemson, Gardner-Webb, and UNCW. The Gamecocks have also tallied one draw with Campbell.

The theme for the match is “Flashback Friday,” which will feature a giveaway for an Xbox Series X and FIFA games. A QR code will be available upon entry to enter the contest.

Big Blue Nation can purchase single match or season tickets for the 2023 homestand by clicking here. Tickets will also be available for purchase upon arrival to The Bell.

Live stats will be available for the match against South Carolina by clicking here. Fans can also stream the contest on ESPN+.

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