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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Sept. 11)

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Football
- The Kentucky football team earned its first win of the season and first in the Mark Stoops era on Saturday by defeating the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 41-7 at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats scored 24 points in the first quarter - the most points a UK team has ever scored in a quarter - to take control of the game.
- The Kentucky offense had 675 yards of total offense in the game, which is the third-most total offense in program history and most since 1998. Sophomore quarterbacks Maxwell Smith and Jalen Whitlow both played well with Smith throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns, while Whitlow threw for 103 yards and rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown. Newcomer Javess Blue lead UK in receiving yards, while true freshman Jojo Kemp paced UK in rushing yards.
- The UK defense limited Miami (Ohio) to 122 yards of total offense, which is the fourth-lowest total a UK opponent has gained in the last 25 years. Overall, Kentucky recorded five sacks and seven tackles for loss with junior defensive end Za'Darius Smith earning three sacks, which was the most by a UK player since 2003. Alvin "Bud" Dupree led UK with seven tackles a sack and two tackles for loss.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky went 2-0-0 on the weekend, striking for wins against in-state foe Louisville (2-0) and Dayton (2-1) to pick up its fourth-straight win, and second-straight weekend sweep.
- The Wildcats knocked off Louisville for the third-straight season, 2-0 on Friday night, as UK got goals from Stuart Pope in the 51st minute and Arin Gilliland in the 85th on a penalty kick. The win marks the third-straight time UK has shutout Louisville and head coach Jon Lipsitz improves to 4-1-0 all-time against the Cardinals.
- Kentucky capped off its second-straight weekend sweep on Sunday, striking for two first-half goals and an extra in the second half to tally the 3-1 win over the Dayton Flyers. UK got goals from Alex Carter, Zoe Swift and Stuart Pope. The goal for Pope was the fourth-straight game that she has scored in, as she has five goals in the last four games.
- Goalkeeper Kayla King, combined with freshman Ayanna Parker, have now gone the last 510 minutes only allowing two goals, a stretch spanning over five games.
- UK next plays the USTA RoadRunners at the UK Soccer Complex at 7:30 p.m. ET in Lexington. The Wildcats will then travel to top-10 ranked West Virginia on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. ET in Morgantown, W. Va.

Volleyball

- The Kentucky volleyball team earned a 3-0 start to its home schedule in 2013 by claiming the eighth-annual Kentucky Classic with wins over VCU, Liberty and East Tennessee State. Junior Jackie Napper was named MVP of the tournament and was joined on the All-Tournament team by sophomore setter Morgan Bergren and freshman outside hitter Anni Thomasson.
- Napper averaged 3.91 digs and 1.64 assists per set in the three victories. She logged a season-high 19 digs in a win over VCU, while narrowly becoming the first defensive player to earn a double-double in school history with nine assists in the match.
- Bergren averaged 1.82 kills, 1.73 digs and 9.55 assists per set in the three wins. She posted seven digs, 36 assists and nine digs in a five-set win over VCU. The eight kills in a win over ETSU marked the most for a UK setter since Sarah Rumely had 10 in the only triple-double ever recorded in school history in 2007.
- Thomasson had a breakout weekend for the Wildcats. After playing exclusively in the back row in the win over VCU, Thomasson was inserted into the starting lineup for the full six-rotations against Liberty. She delivered with her first career double-double with a career-high 12 kills on a .435 hitting clip and 13 digs.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a two-game week with a 4-0 win over IPFW on Sunday, setting a program record with 35 shots in the rout of the Mastodons. UK will return to action with a rematch of the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, traveling to Xavier for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff.
- Kentucky (2-1-0) suffered its first loss of the year in the road opener, falling 1-0 to a strong ETSU team in front of 1,052 fans in Johnson City, Tenn. The Wildcats bounced back with an offensive explosion on Sunday afternoon, pounding out a school-record 35 shots and scoring four goals, with each coming in the second half. UK got a two-goal game from Isak Krogstad, who also added an assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Callum Irving worked his second shutout of the year and the third clean sheet in his five-start UK career.
- The Wildcats have netted five goals in its first three games, allowing just one tally, coming in the setback at ETSU. UK has been led by Krogstad, who has two goals and two assists, with senior Brad Doliner owning a goal and one assist. Freshmen Napo Matsoso and Charlie Reymann also have goals, with Sam Miller adding two assists and Jacob Scearce and Kaleon Fox each notching an assist. In goal, Irving has saved one shot in his 180 minutes, with senior Jack Van Arsdale sporting a 1.00 goals-against average in his 90 minutes.

Men's golf
- The Kentucky men's golf team opened the 2013-14 season at the Northern Intercollegiate this past weekend with a fifth-place finish. Playing as an individual, David Snyder was the top finisher as he tied for ninth at one-over par for the weekend. Seniors Stephen Powers and Ben Stow each placed in the top 20 in a tie for 12th and a tie for 20th, respectively.
- Snyder recorded the lowest round of the weekend for Kentucky with a five-under par 67 on Friday in the first round. The junior from Somerset, Ky., finished with 11 birdies and an eagle for the weekend.

Upcoming schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 11
Women's golf at "MO"Morial Invitational - All day (Bryan, Texas)

Friday, Sept. 13
Volleyball hosts Pepperdine - 7 p.m.
Women's soccer hosts UTSA - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14
Cross Country hosts Bluegrass CC Invitational - 9:30 a.m.
Football hosts Louisville - 12:00 p.m.
Men's soccer at Xavier - 7:00 p.m.
Volleyball hosts Minnesota - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 15
Women's soccer at West Virginia - 1:00 p.m.

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