Kentucky Defeats Marshall Men's Soccer, 1-0
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - A goal by Kentucky junior Jamal Shteiwi in overtime gave the Wildcats a 1-0 win on Sunday at Sam Hood Field.
Shteiwi scored on assists from Riley O'Neill and goalie Andy Gruenebaum. It was Shteiwi's fifth goal of the year.
With the win, Kentucky (11-4-1, 5-0-0 MAC) clinched the MAC regular season championship. The loss dropped Marshall to a record of 6-11-0 and 2-4-0 in the MAC. It was the final MAC game of the season for the Herd. The Wildcats will take on Northern Illinois on Friday to finish up their MAC schedule.
Today's game marked the final home game for seniors Granit Caushaj (Detroit, MI), Paul Dirou (Nelson, New Zealand) and Chris McKinney (Princeton, WV) . McKinney made five saves on six shots. Dirou was given a red card at the 71 minute mark. Caushaj did not see any action in today's game.
The Herd was led by freshman Michael McDonald (Luton, England) with four shots. Marshall finished up the game with ten shots. The Wildcats had 12. Goal scorer Jamal Shteiwi led the team with five shots.
The game was hard-played by both teams as the fouls added up. Kentucky finished with 20 and Marshall had 16.
Senior Paul Dirou was given a red card in the 71st minute, meaning that the Herd had to play one man down from that point on. They were able to play tough against the Wildcats through the rest of the game and overtime.
Marshall will finish up their season on Sunday, November 2 when they will face the West Virginia Mountaineers. Gametime is at 6:00 p.m.