Men's Soccer Set for Battle in the Blue Grass State
Go Tigers! Liam Collins is tied for the team lead in assist with three.
Go Tigers!
Liam Collins is tied for the team lead in assist with three.
Go Tigers!

Sept. 29, 2012


Kentucky vs. Memphis
Lexington, Ky. 

Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

Memphis Match Notes 
Marshall Match Notes
C-USA Weekly Notes 

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Memphis (3-4-1, 0-1-0) travels to Kentucky (5-4-0, 0-0-0) for its second Conference USA showdown, on Sunday, with kickoff set for 1:30 p.m. (CT). This will be the 11th meeting between Tigers and Wildcats with the series knotted at 4-4-2 all-time.

In their last meeting, Memphis picked-up the win 2-0 at Mike Rose Soccer Stadium. Wil Linder and Mark Sherrod notch the two goals in the Tigers victory, with Linder’s goal in the 73rd-minute being the game-winner.

Scouting the Wildcats

• The Wildcats carry an overall record of 5-4-0, with wins over St. Joseph’s, No. 18 Louisville, East Tenn. State, Evansville and IPFW.

• Sunday’s game with the Tigers will be Kentucky’s first conference game of the season.

• Kentucky has played four top-25 ranked opponents this season with a record of 1-3 in those matches.

• Head coach Johan Cedergren is in his first season with the Wildcats. Prior to Kentucky, Cedergren had a successful five-year stint as an assistant coach at Dartmouth.

• Kentucky is an affiliate member of C-USA in men’s soccer. In 2011, the Wildcats were 9-2-2 overall, with a record of 2-5-1 in league play.

•Tyler Riggs leads the Wildcats in goals (5), assists (3) and points (13).

•Through seven games goalkeepers Jack Van Arsdale and Callum Irving have allowed a combined 11 goals and carry a combined goals-against average of 1.21, with 28 combined saves.

Quick Kicks

•The last time out Memphis fell 1-0 in overtime to conference foe Marshall.

•Wednesday’s game with Marshall marked the fourth overtime game the Tigers have played this season.

•Forward Mark Sherrod lead the Tigers in goals (4) and points (11), Sherrod and Liam Collins are tied for the team lead in assists (3).

•Through eight game goalkeeper Conor Hurley has allowed 11 goals and carries a goals-against average of 1.33.

Up Next

The Tigers wrap up their non-conference schedule with games against Missouri State and UCA. Memphis travels to Springfield, Mo. to face the Bears Wednesday, October 3, at 7 p.m. (CT). The Tigers then return home to face UCA on Tuesday, October 9, at 7 p.m. (CT).

Stay Connected

Make sure you follow Memphis Men’s Soccer on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@UMTigerSoccer) for updates during the games and throughout the season.



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