LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The No. 1 seeded Kentucky men’s soccer team picked up where they left off on Sunday night. In their first NCAA Tournament match, the Wildcats (15-0-5) beat South Florida 4-0 to advance to the Sweet 16.

Martin Soereide scored first to put UK up 1-0 in the 27th minute. At the break, it was still a close match. In the second 45 minutes, Kentucky used a three goal output to pull away. Casper Grening, Clay Holstad, and Max Miller all found the next in the second half.

“Really proud to be sitting here,” Head Coach Johan Cedergren said during the postgame press conference. “Happy for the performance: 4-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, it’s a really good score especially to be able to keep a clean sheet. Excited to go for another week.”

The Wildcats will host Pittsburgh in the Sweet 16. Time and date have yet to be announced.

This is the third straight year the Wildcats have advanced to this round. 1,182 fans were in attendance at the Bell Soccer Complex.

“The last thing I would say, is just a huge thank you to Big Blue Nation,” Cedergren stated. “They came out in force again. I know the conditions were brutal, but we’re always excited to host them.”