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Kentucky men's soccer falls to UCF 2-1 in league opener

Warren Creavelle scored a golden goal in the 99th minute to lift 10th-ranked Central Florida to a 2-1 win over No. 21 Kentucky in men's soccer on Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla.

Nik Robson lofted a corner kick at the far post, finding Creavalle who fired the game-winning goal past a diving UK keeper Tyler Beadle into the net at the near post.

The teams' Conference USA opener, played on a hot and humid night at the UCF Soccer Complex, was tied 1-1 at halftime and at the end of regulation.

Sophomore Tyler Riggs' team-leading ninth goal of the season put Kentucky (7-4-1) on the board first in the 14th minute.

After a 70-minute lightning delay, UCF (7-1-1) answered in the 39th minute when NCAA goals leader McKauly Tulloch got a ball from Creavalle and fired into the net at the near post.

Overall, UK fired 12 shots to UCF’s 19, with UCF owning a 13-6 shot advantage in the second half and overtime. UK returns to action Sunday at noon against C-USA foe Florida International in Miami.

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