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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Sept. 17)

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Football
- The Kentucky football team fell to 1-2 on the season with a 27-13 setback to No. 7 Louisville Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats will have a bye week before starting Southeastern Conference play Saturday, Sept. 28 at Commonwealth Stadium.
- Kentucky rushed for 162 yards on 31 carries against Louisville, averaging 5.2 per attempt. The Wildcats have averaged at least five yards per rush in all three games this season. Freshman Jojo Kemp rushed five times for a career-high 80 yards, an average of 16 yards per carry.
- Senior linebacker Avery Williamson led all players with 15 total tackles, including one for a loss. He has a streak of 22 consecutive games with at least three tackles. Defensive end Za'Darius Smith shared a quarterback sack among his three tackles against U of L. He has had a sack in all three games this season, which is the first time a Wildcat has earned a sack in three-straight games since Jeremy Jarmon in 2007.

Women's soccer

- The Kentucky women's soccer team went 2-0-0, sweeping the weekend for the third-straight week. The Wildcats picked up a 1-0 win at home over UTSA on Friday and knocked off No. 10 West Virginia, 4-2, on Sunday in Morgantown, W. Va., to record their sixth straight win.
- Arin Gilliland scored seven points, netting two goals and adding three assists in the two matches. The junior scored 10 seconds into UK's 4-2 win over WVU and added another goal and two assists. For her efforts, she was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career.
- The win over No. 10 West Virginia was Kentucky's first win over a top-10 team in the Jon Lipsitz era.
- With Friday's shutout of UTSA, Kayla King has now recorded three shutouts on the season, and the Wildcats have held their opponents scoreless in four matches overall this year.

Volleyball
- The Kentucky volleyball team improved to 6-3 on the season with a 2-1 week at home. The Wildcats defeated in-state rival Louisville on Tuesday before upsetting No. 4 Minnesota on Sunday, both by 3-2  scores. Friday, UK lost a 3-0 decision to Pepperdine. Senior Whitney Billings was named the SEC  Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman Anni Thomasson was named the conference's Co-Freshman of the Week.
- The win over the fourth-ranked Golden Gophers was the highest ranked opponent UK has defeated in the Skinner era, and the biggest victory since Kentucky defeated No. 3 Texas in 1993. The victory was capped by a dominating 15-8 fifth-set win.
- Against Minnesota, Billings led the way offensively with 25 kills on a blistering .467 hitting percentage. The hitting mark was the highest in her career for a five-set match where she tallied 15 or more kills. She also picked up 12 digs for her 35th career double-double. Tuesday vs. Louisville, she tallied 11 digs in the win to become the sixth player in program history to amass 1,000 career kills and digs.
- Thomasson began the week with a career-high 13 kills and a career-best 16 digs in the win over Louisville. She continued her streak of 10-or more digs with 10 scoops in a loss to Pepperdine. In the
upset victory over the Golden Gophers, she registered her fourth double-double in the last five matches with 10 kills and 10 digs and a pair of blocks.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team concluded its one-game week with a 2-1 loss on Saturday night at Xavier in a rematch of the 2012 first-round of the NCAA Tournament. UK will return to action on Friday with the Gamecock Classic, hosted by South Carolina, facing off with traditional powers Dartmouth and South Florida on Sunday.
- Kentucky (2-2) battled the Musketeers in a rematch of the first-round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament Saturday in Cincinnati. After allowing a goal in the third minute, UK fought back on the strength of freshman Kaelon Fox's first career goal on an assist from freshman Charlie Reymann. Xavier, a team that has advanced to three straight NCAA Tournaments, netted the game-winning tally in the 69th minute.
- The Wildcats have netted six goals in their first four games, surrendering three goals and owning a 61-30 advantage in shots and a 20-12 mark in corner kicks. UK has been led offensively by sophomore midfielder Isak Krogstad, who has two goals and two assists. Senior Brad Doliner has a goal and an assist, with Fox and Reymann each sporting a goal and an assist. Freshman Napo Matsoso has a goal, with freshman Sam Miller notching two assists. Sophomores Jacob Scearce and Bryan Celis each have assists.
In goal, sophomore Callum Irving has two shutouts in his two starts, with senior co-captain Jack Van Arsdale owning a 1.50 goals-against average in his two starts, with four saves.

Women's golf
- The Kentucky women's golf team opened the 2013-14 season with a team title, individual title and individual runner-up at the "MO"Morial Invitational. The win marked the third team title under head coach Golda Johansson Borst. The Wildcats placed three individuals in the top 10 en route to winning the tournament by an astounding 11 strokes. UK finished the three-day tournament at eight-over par, while the second-place team, Virginia, finished at 19-over. UK clinched the title with a final round score
of two-under par 286, which is the third-lowest round in program history.
- Freshman Haley Mills and sophomore Sarah Harris led the way as the two finished first and tied for second, respectively. Playing in her first collegiate tournament, Mills brought home the individual title at three-under par. She was the only participant to finish the "MO" under par.
- Harris tied for second at one-over par to tie a career-best finish. Rounding out the top 10 was senior Liz Breed who tied for seventh at four-over par. UK returns to the course Sept. 20-22 when the Wildcats head to Franklin, Tenn., for the Mason Rudolph Championship.

Cross country
- Cally Macumber won Kentucky's first home cross country meet since the 2007 SEC Championships on Saturday at Masterson Station Park. The senior was named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week.
- Macumber was quickly followed by fellow-senior Allison Peare who impressed in her first-ever home collegiate meet with a third-place time of 17:11.08.
- The UK women placed third in the team competition.
- Adam Kahleifeh also enjoyed his first home cross country meet as a Wildcat, placing eighth.
- The UK men's team placed fourth in the team competition with 111 points.
- Kentucky will return to competition on Sept. 28, 2013 for the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla.

Upcoming schedule

Friday, Sept. 20
Men's soccer vs. Dartmouth - 4:30 p.m. (Columbia, S.C.)
Women's soccer at Auburn - 8 p.m.
Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship - All Day (Franklin, Tenn.)

Saturday, Sept. 21
Volleyball at Lipscomb - 3 p.m.
Men's golf at Wolf Run Invitational - All Day (Zionsville, Ind.)
Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship - All Day (Franklin, Tenn.)

Sunday, Sept. 22
Men's soccer vs. USF - 11 a.m. (Columbia, S.C.)
Men's golf at Wolf Run Invitational - All Day (Zionsville, Ind.)
Women's golf at Mason Rudolph Championship - All Day (Franklin, Tenn.)

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