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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Sept. 5)

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- Kentucky started its season last Thursday with its fifth-consecutive season opener win, taking down in-state foe Western Kentucky 14-3 at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.
- The Wildcats were led in the game by an impressive defensive performance, with three players recording double-figure tackles, including a game-high 13 by senior Danny Trevathan. Kentucky also earned four turnovers in the game, including two interceptions by senior Winston Guy.
- Defensive lineman Luke McDermott paced the UK defensive front, limiting WKU's rushing attack, while tying a career high in tackles with four stops, including a sack.
- Offensively, Kentucky freshman Josh Clemons started his collegiate career in solid fashion, leading UK in rushing with 11 carries for 39 yards and his first career touchdown. Clemons became the first UK true freshman running back to record a touchdown in the season opener since Donnell Gordon in 1993.
- The Wildcats improved their winning streak to open the season to five. It's Kentucky's best start to a season since 2001 when UK opened up with seven straight wins.

Women's soccer
- UK claimed the 2011 Courtyard by Marriott Airport Cardinal Classic championship with a pair of 2-1 wins over Central Michigan and Baylor. Kelsey Hunyadi, Danielle Krohn, Alyssa Telang and Ashley VanLandingham were named to the All-Tournament team.
- Kelsey Hunyadi assisted on both game-winners on the weekend. Hunyadi also scored a goal, her fourth of the season, giving her a team-high 11 points. Hunyadi is off to the hottest individual start in program history. She has scored a point in every match this season and her 11 points is the most by any Wildcat in school history through the first five games.
- Freshman Arin Gilliland scored her second goal of the season against Baylor, it was the game-winner, giving her two game-winners this season, tying fellow freshman Stuart Pope for the team lead in that category.

Men's soccer
- The 21st-ranked Kentucky men's soccer team continued its hot start to the 2011 campaign in claiming the 10th-annual Kentucky Invitational championship over the weekend with a win over Wright State and a weather-shortened draw with IUPUI on Sunday at the UK Soccer Complex.
- The Wildcats have showcased a dynamic offensive attack through the first four games of the year, including a breakout weekend that saw UK take 52 shots and register 30 corner kicks in two games. Headlining UK's offensive charge was junior Matt Lodge, who turned in an epic weekend with two goals and one assist, firing a staggering 14 shots in the two games. Lodge hit the crossbar twice and the post twice during the weekend, with a pair of magnificent goals in each game.
- Overall offensively, UK owns eight goals and 11 assists through four games, allowing four opponent goals, with three goals coming on penalty kicks. UK owns an 88-25 shot advantage and a 43-9 advantage in corner kicks through the four season-opening games.
- Sophomore Tyler Riggs has led UK with four goals and an assist, while Lodge opened his scoring with a pair of goals this weekend. Senior C.J. Tappel owns a goal and an assist, while senior Brad Walker has added a header goal on a corner kick.

- The Kentucky volleyball team enjoyed a 3-1 week which was highlighted by three straight sweeps to capture the Kentucky Classic crown this weekend.
- Junior libero Stephanie Klefot led the way with 5.25 digs per set for the week and she earned MVP honors of the tournament for her efforts.
- Freshman Lauren O'Conner had an unforgettable coming out party as she was tabbed to the All-Tournament team following three consecutive performance with 10 or more kills. She paced the UK attack with 3.09 kills per stanza which included a career-high 13 in a tournament-clinching win over Virginia Tech.
- Setter Christine Hartmann was the final Wildcat to earn All-Tournament team honors after directing UK to a tournament-best .220 hitting clip and leading four players to 2.20 kills per set or higher.

Cross country
- The Wildcats got off to a strong start to open the 2011 season with the men's team winning the Belmont-VU Opener and the women's team finishing in third place. The men's team accumulated 62 points while the women's team had 76 points.
- Luis Orta won the 5K men's race with a time of 15:22.40. Orta defeated 99 other runners and the win is Orta's second consecutive season-opening win. Orta has led the Wildcats in six of the last seven cross country races.
- Kentucky freshman Mackay Wilson put together an impressive first race with the third fastest time on the team and the 14th fastest overall.
- The women's team was led by Chelsea Oswald, who finished the 4K race in 11th place overall.
- Megan Broderick, who completed four strong years with the women's tennis team, did very well in her first-ever collegiate cross country meet, finishing in 16th place and recording the third-fastest time on the team.

Upcoming schedule

Tuesday, September 6

Men's soccer hosts IPFW - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7
Volleyball hosts Louisville - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 9
Men's soccer at Stanford - 2:00 p.m.
Volleyball hosts Houston - 7:00 p.m.
Women's soccer hosts Louisville - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 10
Volleyball hosts Loyola Marymount - 11:00 a.m.
Football hosts Central Michigan - Noon
Volleyball hosts West Virginia - 7:00 p.m.
Women's golf at Texas A&M MO-morial

Sunday, September 11
Men's soccer at California - 2:00 p.m.
Women's soccer hosts SE Missouri - 2:30 p.m.
Women's golf at Texas A&M MO-morial

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