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Kentucky Midfielder Brennan Creek dribbles the ball during the Kentucky vs. Georgia State mens soccer match on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky tied 2-2. Photo by Kyleigh Miller | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer books last second trip to NCAA Tournament

Alden Flowers, Reporter November 23, 2023

Kentucky men’s soccer is set to begin its 14th NCAA Tournament and 10th under head coach Johan Cedergren, but this season was no yellow brick road of success.  The Wildcats season featured both an...

Kentucky Midfielder Brennan Creek dribbles the ball during the Kentucky vs. Georgia State mens soccer match on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky tied 2-2. Photo by Kyleigh Miller | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer wraps up regular season with win over Georgia Southern

Tyler Russell, Reporter November 6, 2023

Kentucky men's soccer (6-6-4) defeated Georgia Southern (2-9-6) 1-0 on Tuesday night. The Wildcats traveled down to Georgia riding a massive two-game win streak after shutting out No. 1 ranked Marshall...

Kentucky Wildcats defender Marqes
Muir (4) hypes up the crowd during the Kentucky vs. Lipscomb mens soccer match on Friday, Sept. 9, 2023 at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 3-2. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer stuns No. 1 Marshall 2-0, claims first conference victory

Alden Flowers, Reporter October 23, 2023

Kentucky men’s soccer defeated No. 1 Marshall 2-0 at Hoops Family Field on Friday, earning its first conference victory of the season. The win came at a dire time for UK, which had tied four consecutive...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Johan Cedergren yells at a referee after a UK goal was called back during the University of Kentucky vs. Marshall University soccer game on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 1-0. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer’s Johan Cedergren remains confident as postseason play approaches

Jack Tobin, Reporter October 19, 2023

Kentucky Men’s Soccer Head Coach Johan Cedergren has no fear in missing the conference championship. After winning the Sun Belt last year, Kentucky was projected to have an elite year in 2023. It...

Kentucky Wildcats midfielder Alfred Baafi (7) kicks the ball midair during the Kentucky vs. Lipscomb mens soccer match on Friday, Sept. 9, 2023 at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 3-2. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer snaps four-match losing streak, draws Indiana 1-1

Kai McClelland, Reporter October 5, 2023

The Kentucky men’s soccer team (3-6-1) reached a 1-1 draw with the Indiana Hoosiers (3-3-5) at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex on Tuesday. Despite the Wildcats' latest drought of scoring...

Kentucky Wildcats midfielder Casper Grening (10) walks off the pitch during the Kentucky vs. ETSU mens soccer match on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 1-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer falls to Ohio State 3-0, losing back-to-back games

Kai McClelland, Reporter September 20, 2023

The Kentucky men’s soccer team (3-4) traveled to Columbus, Ohio, where it lost 3-0 in regulation against Ohio State, dropping out of the race to re-enter the top 25. With the Wildcats having lost...

Kentucky players celebrate their win after the Kentucky vs. Lipscomb mens soccer match on Friday, Sept. 9, 2023 at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 3-2. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Thrilling comeback by Kentucky men’s soccer seals victory against Lipscomb

Dotun Sola-Adeyemi, Reporter September 10, 2023

Kentucky men’s soccer returned to its winning ways in a thrilling 3-2 victory against Lipscomb in an encounter that looked almost unsalvageable for the home team early on. Three days removed from...

Kentucky Wildcats midfielder Casper Grening (10) walks off the pitch during the Kentucky vs. ETSU mens soccer match on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 1-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer suffers defeat to rivals Louisville, loses consecutive games for first time in three seasons

Luke Fetzer, Reporter September 7, 2023

The Kentucky men’s soccer team (2-2-0) was soundly defeated by in-state rivals Louisville (4-0-0) 4-2 on Tuesday, marking the first time in three seasons that the Cats have lost consecutive games. Having...

Players warm up before the Kentucky vs. ETSU mens soccer match on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 1-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer suffers first regular season loss since 2021

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 3, 2023

Kentucky men’s soccer suffered its first regular season loss since 2021, on Friday, falling 1-0 on the road against Wisconsin. The Wildcats entered the match in Madison as the No. 2 men’s soccer...

Kentucky Wildcats midfielder Ignasi Varona (8) celebrates after Kentucky scores the first and only goal during the Kentucky vs. ETSU mens soccer match on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 1-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Late winner by Ben Damge lifts Kentucky men’s soccer to a shaky 1-0 victory

Josh Smith, Reporter August 31, 2023

Kentucky men’s soccer (2-0-0) outlasted the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (1-1-0) 1-0 Monday night thanks to a goal from Kentucky senior Ben Damge. The goal came with just two and a half minutes...

Kentucky Wildcats midfielder Alfred Baafi (7) dribbles the ball up the pitch during the Kentucky vs. ETSU mens soccer match on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 1-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky mens soccer defeats ETSU 1-0

Travis Fannon, Asst. Photo Editor August 29, 2023

The University of Kentucky mens soccer team defeated East Tennessee State University 1-0 on August 28, 2023, at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.

Kentucky players warm up before the Kentucky vs. FGCU mens soccer match on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at the Wendell and Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky wins 3-0. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky men’s soccer enters a new era after historic 2022 campaign

Cole Parke, Sports Editor August 28, 2023

Kentucky men’s soccer finds itself in unfamiliar territory early in the 2023 season. The Cats are fresh off one of the most successful seasons, if not the most successful season, in program history....

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