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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Oct. 15)

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Football
- The Kentucky football team fell over the weekend to Arkansas 49-7 in Fayetteville. The game was suspended because of lightning twice. The second delay was with 5:08 remaining in the third quarter and Arkansas leading 49-7. The game would not resume.
- In the third quarter, freshman quarterback Jalen Whitlow threw his first collegiate touchdown pass, a 61-yard play to La'Rod King. King now has 1,569 receiving yards in his career, moving past Anthony White for seventh place on the UK career receiving yardage list. He also has 17 receiving TDs in his career, tying Steve Meilinger for fifth place on the UK career list.
- Kentucky is fielding one of the nation's youngest teams, playing 14 true freshmen and 26 total (true and redshirt) frosh, one of the nation's top-five teams in each category. True freshman cornerback Cody Quinn led UK in tackles with a career-best seven.

Volleyball
- The Kentucky volleyball team enjoyed a 2-0 week against SEC Western Division foes racking up a pair of sweeps over Mississippi State and Texas A&M. UK captured the win over the Bulldogs in Rupp Arena in front of a Craig Skinner era record crowd of 5,162 fans.
- Kentucky then turned around and earned an impressive sweep of the Western Division leading Texas A&M Aggies. Senior setter Christine Hartmann directed the offense to the tune of 49 kills on a blazing .351 hitting percentage. The .351 clip is the highest hitting percentage surrendered by the Aggies this season who currently lead the league in opponent hitting percentage.
- Freshman Sara Schwarzwalder led the offensive effort against the Aggies with seven kills on .667 hitting, which both rank as career-highs within conference action.

Women's soccer
- Junior Kayla King recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time in her career, dropping her season GAA to a miniscule .833. The Louisville, Ky., native had a career high 10 saves on Sunday in Athens and kept a clean sheet vs. Tennessee on Friday night as the Wildcats picked up a crucial six points. King fended off 36 shots over the two games
- Arin Gilliland scored the game-winning goal vs. Georgia, scoring her fifth goal of the season, adding to her team lead of 15 points on the season. In addition, the Lexington, Ky., native tallied the assist in the game-winning goal to Kelli Hubly in the win over Tennessee.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team continued its rugged schedule to open the 2012 season, traveling to face No. 25 UAB on Saturday and posting a 2-1 comeback win with a pair of second-half tallies.
- Kentucky faced off with its seventh ranked opponent of the 2012 season in facing UAB, with the Wildcats falling behind 1-0 early and rallying with goals from senior midfielders Charley Pettys and Matt Lodge for the comeback win. Lodge's goal marked the 23rd of his career, ranking fourth-best in UK history.
- The Wildcats have been paced by a dynamic offensive unit in 2012 that has netted 23 goals in the first 13 games, averaging 1.77 goals per game and 12.2 shots a contest. Defensively, UK has a 1.51 goals-against average and owns an 85-69 advantage in corners.

Rifle
- The Kentucky rifle team started off its season with a 4666 - 4643 victory over No. 4 Nebraska.
- Senior Henri Junghanel led Kentucky in smallbore, posting a 591. Junghanel also shot a 591 in air rifle.
- Junior Emily Holsopple shot a team-best 591 in air rifle after shooting a 587 in smallbore.

Women's golf

- Kentucky finished tied for 12th in the Tar Heel Invitational that was filled with 13 top-50 teams.
- Junior Liz Breed was the high finisher for the Wildcats, finishing tied for 32nd at 9-over-par.

Men's golf

- The UK men's golf team placed fourth at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational this week, finishing just four strokes off from first.
- The Wildcats also competed in the Bearcat Invitational this week as head coach Brian Craig sent Harrison Greenberry, Joseph Barr, Seth Blann and Matthew Anderson to compete in the event as individuals.

Cross country
- The Kentucky women's cross country team produced a 12th-place performance at NCAA Pre-Nationals on Saturday in Louisville.
- Macumber raced across the challenging E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park 6,000 meter course in 20:09.00 to notch her fourth top-10 finish in as many meets this season.
- Oswald earned a time of 20:32.70 to finish in 23rd ensuring UK was the only unranked team at the nationally competitive meet with multiple top-25 performers.
- The Wildcat men finished in 25th-place overall.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Oct. 15

Men's golf at Querencia Cabo Collegiate (San Jose del Cabo, Mexico)

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Men's golf at Querencia Cabo Collegiate (San Jose del Cabo, Mexico)

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Men's soccer at Marshall - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Women's tennis at ITA Regionals (Lafayette, Ind.)
Men's tennis at USTA/ITA Regional Indoor (Memphis, Tenn.)

Friday, Oct. 19

Women's soccer hosts South Carolina - 6:30 p.m.
Volleyball hosts Arkansas - 7:00 p.m.
Women's tennis at ITA Regionals (Lafayette, Ind.)
Men's tennis at USTA/ITA Regional Indoor (Memphis, Tenn.)
Rifle at Murray State
Swimming and diving hosts Tennessee and Indiana - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20
Women's tennis at ITA Regionals (Lafayette, Ind.)
Men's tennis at USTA/ITA Regional Indoor (Memphis, Tenn.)
Football hosts Georgia - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21
Volleyball hosts LSU- 1:30 p.m.
Rifle hosts Army
Women's tennis at ITA Regionals (Lafayette, Ind.)
Men's tennis at USTA/ITA Regional Indoor (Memphis, Tenn.)
Women's soccer hosts Auburn - 2:30 p.m.
Men's soccer hosts Florida International - 5:00 p.m.

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