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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Sept. 24)

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Football
- The football team dropped its Southeastern Conference opener Saturday to No. 14 Florida 38-0 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
- Junior tailback Jonathan George led the team in rushing for the second-consecutive game, posting 52 yards on 13 carries. Overall, UK had 159 rushing yards against the Gators, which was the most a UK team has posted vs. UF since gaining 175 in 2003.
- Sophomore linebacker Bud Dupree paced the UK defense with eight tackles and a sack. Junior Avery Williamson also gathered eight tackles in the game, while senior Martavius Neloms had an interception and Collins Ukwu blocked a field goal.

Volleyball

- UK dropped a heartbreaking five-set loss at LSU, before rallying for a five-set win that snapped a nine-match winning streak at Texas A&M. UK was led by senior Stephanie Klefot who put together back-to-back 20-dig matches for just the sixth time in her career. The 49 digs allowed her to chart 1,641 for her career and officially moved her into second place on the UK all-time career digs list passing BriAnne Sauer (1,634). That mark also ranks 10th all-time in the SEC.
- Junior Whitney Billings also provided a spark for UK in the win in College Station. She had season-high numbers in kills (16), digs (16) and blocks (6), while also charting a career-high five aces. It marked the 18th double-double effort of her career. Senior Ashley Frazier launched 17 kills at LSU and followed that with 16 at A&M to lead the way offensively for UK.

Women's soccer
- The UK women's soccer team split its first SEC weekend series, winning the Sunday game in overtime with LSU 2-1.
- Freshman Courtney Raetzman scored one goal Friday night and two goals Sunday, including the golden goal in the 106th minute of the game to top LSU 2-1. The Elk Grove, Ill., native has tallied 10 points in the last four games.
- The one goal allowed Sunday in the win over LSU was the eighth time in 10 games that the UK back line has allowed one or fewer goals in a game.

Men's soccer

- Kentucky won its third consecutive game with a victory at Evansville on Saturday to pull up to a .500 record after starting the campaign 1-4-0. The Wildcats used an explosive offensive attack and sterling defense during their three-game winning streak.
- The Wildcats have been led offensively by Tyler Riggs in 2012, who has three goals and three assists in UK's first eight games of the year.
- A native of Richmond, Ky., Jack Van Arsdale has allowed only one goal in his last three games, coming on a penalty attempt. He now owns a 0.90 goals-against average in six games and 500 minutes, saving 18 shots with two shutouts. UK freshman goalkeeper Callum Irving has also started three games, with seven saves and a 2.00 goals against average.
- As a team, UK has averaged 1.62 goals a game and 11.8 shots a contest and a 53-43 advantage in corner kicks. Defensively, UK owns a 1.24 goals-against average.

Cross country
- The women's cross country team finished second with 47 points at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational, its second runner-up finish of the year. The men's team finished seventh with 200 points.
- Junior Cally Macumber led the women's cross country team at the Virginia/Panorma Farms Invitational, winning the 5K event with a time of 17:29.13.
- Senior Chelsea Oswald and junior Allison Peare earned their second top-10 finishes of the year, with Oswald finishing sixth with a time of 17:53.34 and Peare finishing ninth with a time of 18:28.84.
- Senior Luis Orta led the men's team in the 8K event, finishing 16th after completing the event in 24:37.73.

Women's golf
- The UK women's golf team placed eighth at the Mason Rudolph Invitational. Ashleigh Albrecht finished with the lowest score for the Wildcats at 12-over par and was tied for 23rd individually.
- Next up for the Wildcats is the Tar Heel Invitational, Oct. 12-14 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Men's tennis

- The UK men's tennis team competed in its third tournament of the fall, as the Cats traveled to Louisville to take part in the Louisville Invitational.
- Brett Johnson, Maks Gold, Beck Pennington and Michael Binder made the trip to Louisville for UK as both Johnson and Gold recorded wins in the singles draw.

Upcoming schedule


Monday, Sept. 24
Men's golf at Saint Mary's College Invitational (Monterey, Calif.)

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Men's soccer at IPFW - 7:00 p.m.
Men's golf at Saint Mary's College Invitational (Monterey, Calif.)

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Volleyball hosts Tennessee - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28
Women's soccer hosts Texas A&M - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29
Football hosts South Carolina - 7:00 p.m.   
Cross Country at Greater Louisville Classic - 9:30 a.m.
Men's Tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

Sunday, Sept. 30
Women's soccer hosts Alabama - 12:00 p.m.
Volleyball hosts Auburn - 1:30 p.m.
Men's Tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Men's soccer hosts Memphis - 2:30 p.m.

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