UK Soccer v2 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/30/13) – A year removed from a hosting berth in the NCAA Tournament, the Kentucky men’s soccer team will open a new stadium in 2013 with 11 home games, it was announced by head coach Johan Cedergren on Tuesday afternoon.
 
The Wildcats will play 11 total home dates at a sparkling new UK Soccer Complex, set to open for the fall season. Overall, UK will play eight of its 18-game schedule against teams in the 48-team 2012 NCAA Tournament field.
 
UK will open the two-match exhibition schedule on Aug. 20 vs. Dayton in Lexington at 7 p.m. ET, beginning the regular season with a 7:30 p.m. ET matchup with Wright State at the state-of-the-art UK Soccer Complex on Aug. 30.
 
“We are really eager to get our 2013 schedule going,” Cedergren said. “When we started working on our schedule we wanted to find some challenging non-conference games, bring some talented teams into Lexington and prepare our team for a grueling league schedule. With a new stadium on the horizon, a tough schedule and a talented roster in 2013, it is going to be a fun season for our program and fan base.”
 
After hosting Wright State in the opener, Kentucky will welcome Georgia State (Sept. 1), IPFW (Sept. 8), UAB (Sept. 29), Evansville (Oct. 8), South Carolina (Oct. 13), Valparaiso (Oct. 16), Tulsa (Oct. 23), FIU (Oct. 26) and FAU (Nov. 3) to the UK Soccer Complex during the 2013 season.
 
UK will play several challenging road games, with an exhibition tilt at Northern Kentucky on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. ET beginning the road tests. After two games to open the regular season, UK will travel to East Tennessee State (Sept. 5) and Xavier (Sept. 13). A two-game trip to the Gamecocks Classic in Columbia, S.C., will see the Wildcats face Dartmouth (Sept. 20) and South Florida (Sept. 22), two of the top programs in college soccer.
 
After opening the Conference USA schedule with UAB at home, UK will travel to Old Dominion (Oct. 4), Charlotte (Oct. 19), Marshall (Oct. 30) and New Mexico (Nov. 9) to conclude the road slate.
 
In Cedergren’s first season in 2012, he paced the Wildcats to its first NCAA Tournament hosting berth since the 2003 season. The Wildcats went 10-9-2 a year ago, including finishing the regular season with a No. 25 NCAA RPI.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Brent Ingram
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Fairgoers Enjoy Fair Weather Thursday Night

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/31/15) — Fairgoers seemed to enjoy Thursday night’s rain-free weather that provided an… Read More

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant Winners Announced

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/01/15) — The 24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant began as 13 teens performed a… Read More
1 DOW 17,689.86
0.00 (0.00%)    
2 S&P 2,103.84
0.00 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,128.28
-0.50 (-0.01%)    

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5842

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3774

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 30, 2015 3203

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3161

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2532

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16229

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15196

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 31, 2015 3161

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2003

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 1825

Little Miss, Mister Hopkins County Fair Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 1109

State Fair President Commends Hopkins County Fair…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 967

'Diggers' Return to Find More Hatfield-McCoy…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 963

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 735

Henderson Woman Faces Rape Charges

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 725

House of Onyx's Crystal Gallery Opens in…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 658

A.G. Conway Announces Two Cybercrimes Arrests for…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 655

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News