Kentucky secures first win in Bloomington since 1995; dominates Indiana 3-0


Jackson Dunavant

Kentucky Wildcats midfielder Enzo Mauriz (8) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Kentucky vs. Georgia Southern mens soccer match on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 6-0. Photo by Jackson Dunavant | Staff

Drew Johnson, Reporter

No. 2 Kentucky continued its dominant unbeaten season with a 3-0 victory against Indiana, with the win marking the first in Bloomington this century.

Kentucky’s defense showed out in the win, pitching a shutout with eight shots on goal allowed in the match.

Freshman goalkeeper Casper Mols recorded two saves in the 90 minutes to solidify the dominant defensive performance.

The match started off slow, with neither team being able to find the back of the net before senior Eythor Bjorgolfsson finally busted the game open with a goal in the 28’ with the assist from sophomore Casper Grenig.

The goal would stand as the only one of the half with Kentucky going into the break leading 1-0.

The second half tested the Kentucky defense a bit more as Indiana kept the ball in Kentucky territory early in the half.

The Wildcats had a scare when Lucca Rodrigues received a yellow card near the box, but the Hoosiers were not offered a penalty kick, allowing UK to hold on to its 1-0 lead.

The Cats would then go on to extend their lead with two goals in the span of three minutes.

The scoring started with senior Nick Gutmann, who found the back of the net in the 64’ for his fifth goal of the season after an assist by Enzo Mauriz.

Grenig then blew the game open with a goal just three minutes later to put Kentucky ahead 3-0.

The Cats would ultimately hold onto the lead for the remaining 23 minutes, successfully completing the shutout for a massive win for a Kentucky program fresh off three straight draws.

The unbeaten squad now sits at 9-0-5, being one of just a handful Division-1 schools without a loss.

Kentucky returns to action at the Bell on Friday, Oct. 28, facing off against Old Dominion at 7 p.m. EST.