I know you've been waiting with bated breath for news about the Michigan State game, but THIS WEEK IN SOCCER will have to suffice. LET'S GET TO IT:
- The men finished off the regular season with a 2-2 (2OT) draw against Wright State to close out the home season, then disapparated all the way to Albuquerque to visit
Bugs Bunny the league leading New Mexico Lobos only to lose 2-0. The Cats finished 7th in the conference with 11 points.
- The women made quick work of their trip to sunny Orange Beach, Alabama, losing their opening round game in the SEC Tournament to Ole Miss 2-0.
THIS WEEK IN SOCCER:
- The men's Conference USA Tournament starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday in the temperate climes of Charlotte, North Carolina. Kentucky's opening round quarterfinal game is against 2 seed Old Dominion, who Kentucky actually beat on the road earlier in the season 1-2. The winner of that game gets the UAB/Charlotte winner while the other side of the bracket has presumptive favorites New Mexico on a bye to the semifinals.
- The Lady Cats are waiting to see if their name will be called for the 2013 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament, which announces its field today at 4:30. Kentucky obviously won't earn an automatic spot, but, for those not in the know in women's college soccer, it's a 64 team tournament so the Cats are likely in the field given their strong performance this season in a very good SEC. NCAA soccer still uses RPI to determine seeding, and Kentucky found its way to 40th in RPI with strong wins over Louisville, West Virginia, Dayton, Georgia, and Tennessee.
LET'S GO TOURNAMENT SOCCER CATS!
UPDATE! The women comfortably made this year's NCAA Tournament draw and host Ohio State in its opening game on Friday night at the UK Soccer Complex. Go cheer on those Lady Cats!