Kentucky (6-1-0, 0-1-0 Conference USA) is coming off its first road contest of the year, a 1-0 win at Xavier Wednesday in Cincinnati. The Wildcats got a game-winning goal from junior C.J. Tappel in the 55th minute, notching UK's sixth non-conference win of the year.
UK has only lost once in the last 16 games, which included a school-record 15-game unbeaten streak, dating back to October of 2008. The Wildcats suffered their first loss of the year in the conference opener against Marshall, a double-overtime loss.
Last season UNC Asheville and UK met in Asheville, N.C., with the two teams playing in a scoreless double-overtime tie. The Wildcats own a 9-0-1 all-time record against UNCA, winning the first nine meetings before suffering the tie in 2008. UK is 4-0 all-time against UNCA in Lexington.
UNC Asheville (3-4-1) has been led by Connor Holzinger, who has two goals and one assist in eight games. Zachary Odum has added two assists and a goal, with Alex Koslick charting two assists. Bryan Bartels, Jake Hagedorn, Jake Sides, Eli Morrow and Branden Lassen have each netted goals. UNCA has played a tough schedule, posting wins over Brevard, Lipscomb and Belmont. UNCA started the season at No. 1 North Carolina, suffering a 5-0 result in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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