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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Sept. 22)

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Football
- Kentucky won its sixth-consecutive home opener dating back to 2006 when it defeated Central Michigan 27-13. The win improved Kentucky's record in home openers to 92-23-6 all-time.
- The Wildcats were led by a solid offensive performance in the second half behind true freshman tailback Josh Clemons' 87-yard game-winning touchdown. The 87-yard run was the fourth longest rush in school history and the longest for any UK player since Bernie Scruggs' 88-yard scamper vs. Georgia in 1970. It was the longest rush by a UK freshman in school history.
- UK quarterback Morgan Newton also played well in the second half, leading the Wildcats' comeback victory by throwing a 34-yard touchdown pass to junior La'Rod King and rushing for a one-yard score to seal the UK win.
- Kentucky's defense earned its second consecutive second-half shutout, limiting Central Michigan's offense in the final two quarters. The Wildcats had three players with double-figure tackles, including seniors Danny Trevathan and Winston Guy gathering 13 stops apiece.

Volleyball
- The Kentucky volleyball team concluded nonconference action on a seven-match winning streak to improve to 9-2 on the young season. In UK's seven-match winning streak, the Blue and White have yielded just one set and swept six of seven opponents.
- Kentucky began the week by defeating its rival Louisville in a 3-0 match. It marked the first sweep for UK over the Cardinals since 1988. Sophomore Whitney Billings led the team with 11 kills on a career-high .450 hitting clip. She contributed a season-high 15 digs and also turned back four opponent attacks to lead the charge.
- Junior Stephanie Klefot picked up 69 digs for the week and became the 10th player in school history to chart 1,000 or more digs in a career.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky won its second championship in as many weeks, posting a pair of 2-0 wins over Louisville and SE Missouri in the Tropical Smoothie Invitational. The Wildcats are 7-0-0 to start the season, their best start since the 2001 season. UK is the last undefeated team left in the Southeastern Conference,
- The Wildcats have scored four goals off corner kicks in the last four matches.
- Kayla Price has tallied three shutouts this season, including two over the weekend. She is one shy of fourth on UK's shutout list among freshmen.
- Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadi has a team high 13 points on four goals and five assists, both team highs.

Men's soccer
- The 15th-ranked Kentucky men's soccer team wrapped up a grueling stretch with the two games in the Golden State, falling to Stanford 3-1 on Friday night and suffering a 3-2 setback vs. No. 13 Cal on Sunday, with UK owning a 4-2 win over IPFW on Tuesday.
- The Wildcats have been led by junior forward and All-America candidate Matt Lodge, who paces UK with five goals and three assists through the first seven games of the year, firing a staggering 36 shots. Sophomore forward Tyler Riggs leads UK in scoring with five goals and four assists, including a team-best two game-winning goals.
- Overall, UK owns a staggering 129-63 advantage in shots and a 57-25 lead in corner kicks against its opposition.

Women's golf

- The University of Kentucky women's golf team is tied for first in the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial after one round of action. The Cats are led by junior Ashleigh Albrecht who is currently tied for first overall.
- The Cats shot a 299 leaving them tied for second with Texas and only three strokes behind the leader, Auburn.
- Albrecht shot a 2-under 70 that has her tied for first place. Senior Ashlee Rose also finished the first round in the top 10 with a 2-over 74.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, September 12
Women's golf at Texas A&M MO-morial
Men's golf at Marshall Invitational

Tuesday, September 13
Women's golf at Texas A&M MO-morial
Men's golf at Marshall Invitational

Friday, September 16

Men's soccer vs. Brown - 5:30 p.m. (Columbia, S.C.)
Volleyball hosts Auburn - 7:00 p.m.
Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments
Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four

Saturday, September 17
Football hosts Louisville - 7:00 p.m.
Women's soccer at Dayton - 7:30 p.m.
Men's golf hosts Bluegrass Fall Invitational
Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments
Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four
Cross country at Tennessee Invitational

Sunday, September 18
Men's soccer vs. High Point - 5:30 p.m. (Columbia,S.C.)
Volleyball hosts Auburn - 2:00 p.m.
Men's golf hosts Bluegrass Fall Invitational
Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments
Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four

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