Cats’ Matsoso leading team to further 5-game win streak



By Anthony Crawford [email protected] The No. 20 ranked UK men’s soccer team is set to take on Ohio State at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The team will look to extend its win streak to six against the Buckeyes at home. UK Record: 7-2-1 Ranking: 20 Goals scored: 20 Goals allowed: 8 Avg. shot per game: 11.7 Avg. shots on goal: 5 The current five game win streak the Cats are riding on was impressive enough to put the team back in the good graces of the voters for the NCAA coaches poll. UK finds themselves back at No. 20 after previously being ranked as high as No. 14. The Cats also find themselves third in conference standing. If UK can keep up its great play, the team will be in a great position for post-season success. UK has been able to show its consistency thanks to its defense. In the past five games, the Cats have only given up one goal, a penalty kick coming in the team’s last game against Evansville. The Cats also lead Conference USA in goals allowed with only eight on the season. Part of the defensive dominance comes from the ability of the backline to limit shots, only allowing opponents to get off 7.6 shots per game. The other half of the equation has been the great play of UK’s goalkeeper,

furosemide 20 mgcan sildenafil be taken dailyfurosemide lasixblood pressure medicine lisinopril side effectsaugmentin usesaugmentin 1000 Callum Irving. He has turned in a conference leading four shutouts. Ohio State will have to break this fortress of a defense if they hope to come out with a win. Player to watch: Napo Matsoso Matsoso has been one of UK’s best players from the start of the season. To say his play has had a major impact on the success of the offense would be an understatement. Matsoso knows when he needs to step up and be a scoring option or defer to his teammates and set them up. He showed his ability to do both in his last outing against Evansville when he registered a goal and three assists. Ohio State Record: 5-4-2 Ranking: n/a Goals scored: 14 Goals allowed: 13 Avg. shots per game: 11.3 Avg. shots on goal: 4 The Buckeyes seemed destined for mediocrity when they started the season with a four-game losing streak. Since then, Ohio State has shown signs of life, drawing with two ranked teams in No. 13 Penn State and No. 11 Akron. The team has also been able to string together some wins as of late and is currently on a four-game win streak. It will be difficult to keep up with the UK attack that has been firing on all cylinders lately. Ohio State is barely averaging a goal per game and has only scored three goals once, but it needed double overtime to reach that output. The Buckeyes offense will need to turn in a near perfect game in order to upset UK. Player to watch: Danny Jensen Coming off a season when the forward led the team in shots, Jensen has not disappointed and has continued to be one of the cornerstones for the Buckeyes’ offense. The junior is tied for the lead in points and has three goals on the season, with two coming in the last three games. Jensen will look to build on his recent success and be a scoring option for Ohio State in the matchup against UK.