Cat Scratches
Interactive Twitter Facebook

Kentucky Sports Report (week of Sept. 29)

| No Comments | No TrackBacks
Football
- The Kentucky football team dropped its first game of the season Saturday, falling to in-state rival Louisville 24-17 at Commonwealth Stadium.
- Morgan Newton threw for career-highs with 255 yards and 27 completions.
- Senior linebacker Danny Trevathan paced the UK defense with his 12th-consecutive game of 10-plus tackles. Trevathan leads the SEC in tackles this season with 38.

Volleyball
- With two victories this weekend, UK has now rattled off nine straight wins. In the stretch, UK has captured 27-of-29 sets.
- Kentucky has opened with a win in SEC action in five-of-seven seasons under Craig Skinner.
- In the win over Georgia, senior Ann Armes became the second player this season to total seven blocks in a match.
- Freshman Lauren O'Conner posted a career-high 14 kills in the win over the Bulldogs.

Women's soccer
- UK women's soccer suffered its first defeat of the season Saturday night against No. 24 Dayton, 2-1. UK's Kelsey Hunyadi netted Kentucky's only goal off a penalty kick in the 86th minute of the game.
- Hunyadi has scored five goals through the first eight games of the season, making it one of the best individual starts in program history. Hunyadi has also added five assists to give her a team-high 15 points on the season.
- Kentucky will enter SEC play this weekend with a 7-1-0 record that is tied for the best record in the conference with Tennessee.

Men's soccer
- The No. 29 men's soccer team completed a dominating weekend with a 5-1 shellacking of No. 15 Brown on Sunday, claiming the 2011 Gamecock Classic, also picking up a 2-1 win over High Point on Friday.
- Kentucky posted a 2-1 win over High Point, getting goals from Tyler Riggs and Matt Lodge, with Lodge
netting the golden goal just under two minutes into overtime. On Sunday, UK got two goals from Riggs in the win, in addition to the first goals of the year from Josh McCrary, Josh Mulvany and Brendan Murphy. UK's five goal outing marked its highest scoring output since the season opener in 2008.
- Kentucky has been paced by an explosive offensive attack through nine games, ranking as the Conference USA leader in nearly every offensive category. Overall, UK has scored 22 goals in nine games and owns a 161-84 advance in shots and a 69-33 lead in corners against its opponents. UK is averaging 2.44 goals per game and an eye-popping 17.9 shots per game. The Wildcats have been led offensively by Riggs and Lodge, with Riggs ranking among the NCAA leaders with eight goals in nine games. Lodge has netted six goals with five assists.

Cross country
- The UK men's and women's cross country teams each earned first-place team honors at the Tennessee Invitational, a dual meet between UK and Tennessee. The men's team accumulated 23 points and the women's team had 26 points.
- Junior runner Luis Orta won his second-consecutive meet of the season with a time of 25:07.34 on the 8K course. The men's team's win was also its second-consecutive win of the season.
- Junior Chelsea Oswald led the women's team for the second straight meet. Oswald ran the women's 5K course in a time of 18:13.22, the second fastest women's time.

Men's golf
- The UK men's golf team shot a 3-over par 287 Sunday at the University Club of Kentucky to secure the team title at the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational. The men's team finished the tournament with a final score of 12-over par 864 to win the team title by four strokes.
- Sophomore Cody Martin continued his hot start to the 2011-12 season with his second-consecutive top-five finish. After finishing in a tie for fourth at the Marshall Invitational last week, Martin finished in second this weekend with a final score of 1-over par 214.
- Sophomore Matthew Anderson, who played as an individual, finished in a tie for third with a final score of 3-over par 216.
- Senior Mads Kristensen, juniors Joseph Barr and Chase Parker, and sophomore Stephen Powers and freshman David Snyder each finished in a tie for 13th place at 6-over par.

Men's tennis
- Junior Anthony Rossi started the 2011 fall season in style, taking down No. 4 Henrique Cunha of Duke en route to the singles title at the Duke Fab Four Invitational. Rossi, who is ranked No. 95 in the nation, went 4-0 at the event and is now 49-20 in his career.
- UK also received good play from sophomores Alejandro Gomez and Tom Jomby at the Olympia Fields Invitational in Chicago. Gomez went 4-0 on the weekend, defeating key players from several top-25 teams in Illinois, Texas and Notre Dame. Jomby totaled a 3-1 record at the event, including his first career win over a ranked foe when he defeated No. 28 Casey Watt of Notre Dame.
- No. 20 Alex Musialek went 3-1 at the event, posting wins over two ranked players. The Frenchman took down No. 113 Ben Chen of Texas and No. 45 Nick Andrews of California.

Women's tennis
- Sophomores Khristina Blajkevitch and Cece Witten took fifth place in doubles at the Kansas Invitational.
- After winning in doubles, the duo of Caitlin McGraw and Jessica Stiles also excelled individually in their singles matches. Stiles faced Marcela Rivero cruising through the match to win in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. McGraw took on Daphne Friedrichs and won the match 6-3, 6-2.

Upcoming schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Men's soccer at Creighton - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, September 23
Men's soccer hosts Evansville - 7:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Florida - 7:00 p.m.
Women's soccer at Auburn - 8:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at Southern Intercollegiate (Athens, Ga.)

Saturday, September 24
Football hosts Florida - 7:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Southern Intercollegiate (Athens, Ga.)

Sunday, September 25

Volleyball at South Carolina - 1:30 p.m.
Women's soccer at Alabama - 2:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at Southern Intercollegiate (Athens, Ga.)

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://cstv.collegesports.com/mt/mt-tb.cgi/24208

Leave a comment




Recent Comments

Rotating image