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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Oct. 1)

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Football
- UK put together arguably the best half of football of its season against USC, blocking a Gamecock punt, recovering a fumble and stopping the South Carolina offense at the goal line. UK limited USC to 26 rushing yards in the first half and only allowed two third-down conversions.
- True freshman Jalen Whitlow came off the bench to fill in nicely for UK, leading the Wildcats to 17 first-half points, including his first career touchdown. Whitlow finished the game 12-of-23 for 114 yards.
- UK held South Carolina - who entered the game averaging 424.2 yards of offense per game - to 348 yards of total offense, the second-lowest offensive output for the Gamecocks this year, behind a 272-yard offensive game in a USC win at Vanderbilt during the opening weekend of action.

Volleyball

- Junior Whitney Billings led the charge with a pair of double-double efforts including a career-high 19 kills in a four-set match vs. Auburn. Her 10-kill performance vs. Tennessee marked the first double-figure kill effort without committing an error in her career. She has logged three-consecutive double-doubles which has coincided with UK's winning streak. In addition to her point scoring, she was masterful defensively as well pacing UK in digs (4.43) and blocks (1.14).
- Senior setter Christine Hartmann led the offense to 14.5 kills per set on an impressive .239 hitting clip in the two wins. Hartmann had a double-double effort vs. Auburn with 45 assists and 12 digs. She also led the team with six blocks in the contest as she nearly came away with a triple-double.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky took on No. 6 Texas A&M Friday night, playing the highest-ranked team ever to play in Lexington to a 2-2 draw, earning its 10th SEC point of the season.
- All three goals for UK on the weekend were off the boot of a freshman as Kelli Hubly scored both goals in Friday's tie and fellow newcomer Cara Ledman struck for UK on Sunday afternoon against Alabama.
- Courtney Raetzman continues to play well as the Elk Grove, Ill., native has tallied at least a point in every SEC game of the season, striking for two assists this weekend.
- The Wildcats have now played in three consecutive overtime games dating back to Sept. 23 at LSU where the Cats picked up a 2-1 win. It is the first time since the 1999 season that UK has played three-straight OT games.

Men's soccer
- Kentucky posted a 7-3 goal margin in its two games during the week, as the Wildcats got the first career multi-goal game from veteran Gabriel Conelian against IPFW, as well as multi-goal game from Tyler Riggs. A pair of three-point performances were registered in the game against the Memphis Tigers, with Charley Pettys and Tyler Riggs both accounting for a goal and an assist on the day.
- UK is currently riding a stellar five-match unbeaten streak (4-0-1), its longest since the 2009 season. UK owns a 13-4 total goal differential in the five-game span, which started with a thrilling 1-0 win at No. 18 Louisville on Sept. 14.

Cross country
- The Kentucky women's cross country teams earned an eighth-place finish overall, and the men's team posted a 12th-place performance at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic on Saturday.
- The women's team placed two runners inside the top 10.
- Cally Macumber was the second runner to cross the finish line in 16:55.14 to back up her individual win a week ago.
- Macumber has now finished inside the top two at all three meets the Wildcats have competed in this season.
- Chelsea Oswald was the seventh runner to complete the 5,000 meter race with a time of 16:59.32.
- Luis Orta led the way for the Wildcat men with a 12th-place time of 24:06.96 over 8K.

Men's golf
- The UK men's golf team placed second at the Saint Mary's Invitational last week with a team score of 3-over-par 867.
- After sitting in 10th following the opening session, the squad responded by carding the lowest scores of the tournament in the final two rounds.
- Stephen Powers led the Wildcats and was tied for sixth individually with a 1-under-par invitational.
- Sophomore David Snyder also placed in the top-10, finishing with a score of even par for the tournament.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Oct. 1
Men's tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Men's tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

Wednesday, Oct. 3
Men's tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Men's soccer hosts Indiana - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Men's tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

Friday, Oct. 5
Women's soccer at Missouri - 7:30 p.m.
Men's tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Volleyball at Ole Miss - 8:00 p.m.
Women's tennis at Roberta Allison (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Saturday, Oct. 6
Football hosts Mississippi State - 12:21 p.m.
Men's soccer at SMU - 8:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Women's tennis at Roberta Allison (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Sunday, Oct. 7
Women's soccer at Ole Miss - 2:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Florida - 3:00 p.m.
Men's tennis at ITA All-American Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)
Women's tennis at Roberta Allison (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

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