BOCA RATON, Fla. – No. 10 Kentucky (9-2-1, 1-1 Conference USA) bounced back from its first loss of the spring with a 3-1 win at Florida Atlantic (3-2-2, 0-2 C-USA) in its first road test of league play on Saturday.
Saturday’s game winner was scored by Eythor Bjorgolfsson, who leads the team with three such goals on the season. Clay Holstad and Jansen Wilson also found the back of the net, while Bjorgolfsson, Robert Screen and Bailey Rouse picked up one assist apiece.
The first goal of Holstad’s junior campaign came just before the 16-minute mark, set up by a textbook pass at the 18-yard line from Bjorgolfsson. Kentucky’s initial lead lasted only eight minutes, however, as Florida Atlantic’s Ivan Mykhailenko scored the equalizer off a penalty kick in the 24th minute.
The teams entered intermission tied 1-1, attempting three first-half shots each.
In the second half, it was Bjorgolfsson who put the Wildcats ahead for good off a set piece delivered by Screen. The 6-foot-2 sophomore gathered…