Men’s Soccer Earns First Sun Belt Point at Coastal Carolina
CONWAY, S.C. – Kentucky men’s soccer (3-6-2, 0-3-1 Sun Belt) earned the first Sun Belt Conference point of the 2023 meet slate with a 1-1 draw at Coastal Carolina (3-4-2, 1-1-2 Sun Belt) on Saturday.
The Cats began their press early in the evening holding most of the possessions in the first half. Freshman Isaiah Chisolm scored the first goal of the match in the 20th minute. His right-footed cross to the bottom right of the goal was assisted by sophomore Max Miller to give UK the 1-0 advantage.
However, Coastal Carolina answered in the 31’ with a successful penalty kick by Evan Howard. The shot was enough to get past sophomore keeper Casper Mols to tie the match, 1-1.
Throughout the remainder of regulation, neither the Wildcats nor Chanticleers were able to find another goal.
Kentucky tallied 19 shots, with eight on goal, in comparison to Coastal Carolina’s seven with two on goal. UK also recorded six total corner kicks on the evening while CCU did not have any.
The Wildcats and Chanticleers last faced off in 2022 which resulted in a 0-0 draw in Lexington. The two programs now hold an all-time series record of 2-1-3 (UK) following Saturday’s contest.
The Wildcats will return home next Friday to face another conference foe, James Madison University.
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