Wildcat soccer team falls in C-USA semifinals

TULSA - Despite the first goal of the year from senior George Davis IV and a four-save performance from senior goalkeeper Dan Williams, the Kentucky men's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss at No. 12 Tulsa in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals, held on a windy Friday night in front of 750 fans at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Complex.

Kentucky (13-6-0, 5-3 C-USA) suffered its first loss since Oct. 14, snapping a six-game winning streak, third-longest in UK annals. Kentucky, which started the league season 0-3-0, rebounded with five straight conference wins to earn the fourth seed in the four-team C-USA Tournament. Tulsa won the conference in the regular season and earned the hosting bid and the No. 1 overall seed.

Preseason first-team All-America defender Barry Rice was a force on the backline, winning 7-of-11 contested header attempts in the game, bringing his season total, in 16 of 18 games played, up to 126-for-155, an 81-percent clip. Rice, arguably the most decorated player in the 19-year history of the program added a shot in the contest, his 78th career game, the seventh-most games played in UK history.

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