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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Oct. 31)

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Football
- The Kentucky football team fell to Mississippi State 28-16 on Saturday as the Wildcats wore black uniforms for the first time in school history.
- True freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith had a career game, completing 26-of-33 passes for 174 yards, while senior wide receiver Matt Roark totaled a career-high with both 13 catches and 116 receiving yards. Roark's 13 receptions rank second on UK's all-time single-game list, tying Randall Cobb (vs. Tennessee, Nov. 27, 2010), while his 116 receiving yards is the most for a Wildcat this season.
- Defensively, Kentucky forced three turnovers behind the strong performance from senior linebacker Danny Trevathan, who tied a career high with 17 tackles. Trevathan also earned his third career interception in the game, and is now leading the Wildcats in that category.

Men's basketball
- Sophomore Terrence Jones scored 52 points in leading Blue to a 126-104 victory over White in the annual Blue-White Scrimmage at Rupp Arena on Wednesday.
- The Wildcats drew 12,134 fans to the annual scrimmage and will begin the season ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Volleyball

- Kentucky earned two victories at home to remain perfect in conference action in the friendly confines of Memorial Coliseum, which included an upset of No. 13 Florida.
- Friday night's victory over South Carolina marked the fourth time in seven seasons UK has totaled 20 or more victories in the Craig Skinner era.
- Sophomore Whitney Billings posted a season-high 17 kills and added 12 digs for her third double-double of the season in the win over the Gators.
- Junior Stephanie Klefot guided the defensive effort with a season-high 28 digs in the five-set win over Florida.

Women's soccer

- Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 4-2 to close out the regular season. It was the most goals for UK this season, tying Kentucky's four-goal effort against Alabama earlier this year.
- Caitlin Landis recorded her second multi-goal game this season, including the game-winner.
- Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadi continued her career year with four points on a goal and a pair of assists. Hunyadi leads the Wildcats in points and ranks second in the SEC (34).
- Kentucky enters the 2011 SEC Tournament as the six seed, its highest seed since the 2006 tournament. The Wildcats take on Tennessee in the opening game on Wednesday in Orange Beach, Ala.

Men's soccer
- In the 2011 home finale, the Kentucky men's soccer team got all of its scoring from the senior class, as Josh Mulvany and C.J. Tappel netted goals, and Sam Brooks and Josh McCrary added assists, to lead UK to a 2-0 win over No. 15 SMU on Sunday.
- The Wildcats got a goal from Tappel in the second minute, while Mulvany added his goal in the ninth frame in the win over SMU. In the 28th minute, Mulvany was whistled for a red card during a collision with the SMU keeper, forcing UK to play with 10 men for the final 62 minutes.
- UK got a six-save outing from sophomore keeper Tyler Beadle and a standout effort from its defensive backline to post its second shutout of the year vs. the red-hot Mustangs.
- Kentucky finished the 2011 home schedule with a 7-2-1 record at the UK Soccer Complex. The Wildcats own three wins over top-15 opponents in 2011, including a 2-0 win over No. 9 Michigan, a 5-1 beating of No. 15 Brown and the 2-0 win over No. 15 SMU. UK's win over SMU in Lexington was its first since the thrilling 2-1 comeback win over the Mustangs in 2007.

Rifle
- Behind a school-record air rifle performance from sophomore Emily Holsopple, the No. 2 Kentucky rifle team posted a school-record team score in a 4711-4633 win over conference foe Memphis on Sunday.
- Kentucky rode the dominating performance from Holsopple, who set the new UK school record with a 597 score in air rifle. With a 4711 total team score, UK set a new school record, eclipsing the previous record of 4700 set during the 2010-11 NCAA Championships. UK finished with a 2339 total team score in smallbore, also setting a new school record.
- UK also got another breakout performance from Stacy Wheatley, who fired a 596 in air rifle to equal the school record set by Henri Junghänel in 2010-11 that was broken by Holsopple on Sunday. Wheatley added a 583 in smallbore and owns a 592, 590 and 596 in air rifle in her first three matches of the year. Junghänel finished with a 587 in air rifle and a club-best 589 in smallbore, with his smallbore score setting a new school record.

Women's golf

- Through one round at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, the University of Kentucky women's golf team sits in second with a total score of 2-over par 290. Junior Ashleigh Albrecht is leading the Wildcats, sitting tied for fourth with a first-round score of 1-under par 71.
- The Wildcats currently sit two strokes out of the top spot held by TCU, who is at even-par 288. University of Texas-San Antonio, who is hosting the tournament, and Baylor are tied for third at 5-over par 293.

Men's golf

- The UK men's golf team finished in a tie for sixth on Sunday at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.
- Sophomore Cody Martin led the Wildcats with a 4-under par 68 in the final round of the tournament.
- The Wildcats improved by seven strokes in the second round, surging from a tie for 12th to a tie for sixth. Martin's 68 moved him from a tie for 72nd to a tie for 15th.

Swimming and diving

- Greg Ferrucci, the reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman Diver of the Year, continued his prolific career, setting the school record in the men's one-meter diving competition posting a score of 387.37. Ferrucci did not stop there, as the sophomore posted a career-best score of 405.07 in the three-meter competition.
- Tyler Reed, the Wildcat's freestyle specialist, led the way for Kentucky, winning three events in the 200-freestyle, 50-freestyle, and 100-freestyle. Reed posted a time of 1:40.80 in the 200-freestyle, finishing in first by over .0.7 seconds. - On the women's side, Christina Bechtel and Megan Eppler both won two events. Bechtel claimed the crown in the 200-butterfly and the 100-butterfly. Eppler posted a career-best in the 100-butterfly turning in a time of 51.22, and finishing in first place. Eppler also won the 50- freestyle with a time of 23.53. Julia Gerotto also won two events for Kentucky, as the Wildcat freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil swam a winning time of 10:16.48 in the 1000-freestyle and won the 500-freestyle.

Women's tennis

- UK's standout performance of the day came from freshman Stephanie Fox, who earned the championship title for her singles flight. She had a tough road to the end, as she found herself in a tie with Sandra Herrera of Winthrop at the end of play. A head-to-head tiebreaker was required to settle the score, which Fox won 2-1 to take home the title at the College of Charleston Halloween Invitational.
- Collectively, the team ended with seven victories in doubles and singles play combined.

Upcoming schedule


Monday, Oct. 31

Cross country at SEC Championships (Maryville, Tenn.)
Women's golf at UTSA Alamo Invitational

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Women's golf at UTSA Alamo Invitational

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Women's soccer vs. Tennessee - 3:30 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Men's basketball hosts Transylvania (Exh.) - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )

Friday, Nov. 4

Men's soccer at South Carolina - 6:00 p.m.
Women's soccer vs. Auburn/LSU - 6:00 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Volleyball hosts Mississippi State - 7:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )

Saturday, Nov. 5
Swimming and diving hosts Southern Illinois, Missouri - 10:00 a.m.
Football hosts Ole Miss - 3:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )

Sunday, Nov. 6

Women's basketball hosts Coker College (Exh.) - 2:00 p.m.
Women's soccer vs. TBA (Finals) • 3:30 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.)
Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )

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