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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Sept. 30)

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Cross country
- Cally Macumber won her second consecutive cross country meet, the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree.
- The UK women's team finished in second-place, behind only the host.
- With the win, Macumber has won half of the 10 cross country races she has entered since the start of the 2012 season, a run that includes wins at the 2012 Southeastern Conference Championships and NCAA Southeast Regional.
- Allison Peare continued her strong 2013 season with a top-10 time of 18:12.24.
- The UK men's team placed fifth behind four ranked teams including the top two teams in the nation.
- Matt Hillenbrand led the way for UK with a 13th-place time of 25:04.52, and he was followed by Adam
Kahleifeh, who placed 15th with a time of 25:07.04.
- UK will race in back-to-back weeks for the first time this season Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic.

Football

- The Kentucky football team fell in its Southeastern Conference opener over the weekend to top-20 ranked Florida, 24-7, at Commonwealth Stadium.
- Kentucky scored on its first possession of the game when placekicker Joe Mansour rushed 25 yards on a fake field goal attempt for a touchdown. Mansour is the only UK specialists to score a touchdown since specialists started playing only one position in the late 1960s.
- Defensively, senior linebacker Avery Williamson, junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree and junior cornerback Nate Willis paced Kentucky with seven tackles. Dupree added a sack, while Willis had two tackles for loss. Sophomore Josh Forrest made the first interception of his career.
- Kentucky scored on its first possession of the game when placekicker Joe Mansour rushed 25 yards on a fake field goal attempt for a touchdown. Mansour is the only UK kicking specialists to score a touchdown since specialists started playing only one position in the late 1960s.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team opened its 2013 Conference USA season on Sunday with the league leader in scoring offense and goals-against average, No. 14 UAB, with the Blazers using two first-half goals for a 2-1 win. Kentucky will return to action with its first road league test of the year, traveling to Norfolk, Va., to face Old Dominion on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
- Kentucky (2-5, 0-1 C-USA) suffered a 2-1 loss to UAB on Sunday, with the Blazers getting a goal in the third and 30th minutes and fighting off a goal from UK senior Brad Doliner to secure the win. UAB claimed the win despite UK's advantage in shots (19-5) and corner kicks (14-1), with UK's 14 corner kicks ranking as the third-most in UK single-game history.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky went 1-1-0 on the weekend, knocking off No. 19 Georgia, 1-0, in the annual Kick-Cancer match on Sunday after falling to the Arkansas Razorbacks 3-0 on Friday night. The win on Sunday pushed Kentucky's record to 8-2-1, 2-1-0 SEC as the Wildcats are now tied for second place in the SEC.
- Stuart Pope scored her SEC-leading fifth game-winning goal of the season on Sunday in the 71st minute, slotting a ball far post for the game's only goal. Pope leads Kentucky with nine goals and two assists on the season, and is tied for fourth in the conference in goals.
- Kayla King notched her fifth shutout of the 2013 season on Sunday, stopping all 14 Georgia shots and making two saves on the night. King currently hoists a 0.92 GAA.
- Kentucky travels to Starkville, Miss., for a Friday night match at 8:00 p.m. ET against Mississippi State before making the trip to Nashville, Tenn., for a Sunday match against Vanderbilt at 2:00 p.m. ET that will be televised live by FOX Sports.

Swimming and diving
- The Kentucky swimming and diving team opened the 2013-14 season with four event wins in a loss at
Georgia on Sept. 25. The men lost 162-110, while the women, going against the defending national champions, lost 165-98. The meet was Lars Jorgensen's debut as UK head coach after taking over for Gary Conelly, who retired after 22 years.
- Divers Greg Ferrucci and Christa Cabot claimed three of the four diving titles and swimmer Maclin
Simpson won the men's 150-butterfly. Ferrucci and fellow senior John Fox finished first and second, respectively, on the one and three meter springboard to sweep the men's diving events. Cabot, a junior, won the women's 1-meter event and finished second in the 3-meter diving competition.
- UK returns home to host Ohio State on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Lancaster Aquatics Center. Admission is free for all Kentucky home swimming and diving meets.

Volleyball
- The 18th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team secured a 3-0 week to improve to 10-3 on the year. Two of
UK's wins came in SEC-style with victories on the road at Auburn and Alabama. The win over Auburn marked the first defeat in the form of a sweep for the Tigers.
- Kentucky utilized a strong defensive performance with 60 digs which ranks as a three-set high in the Craig Skinner era. UK also turned back 12.5 Tiger attacks led by nine from the hand of senior Alexandra
Morgan.
- Alabama jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, but UK rattled off three-straight set wins for the 3-1 comeback victory. Senior Whitney Billings led the way with 14 kills, while adding team highs in blocks (6) and digs (8) in the win.
- Kentucky will now head home for a pair of SEC matches. Up first is Ole Miss at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, before border-state rival Tennessee visits Lexington on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Sept. 30
Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Thursday, Oct. 3
Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day
(Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Friday, Oct. 4
Volleyball vs. Ole Miss - 7 p.m.
Men's soccer at Old Dominion - 7:30 p.m.
Women's soccer at Mississippi State - 8 p.m.
Women's tennis at Wildcat Invitational - All Day (Evanston, Ill.)
Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

Saturday, Oct. 5
Football at South Carolina - 7:30 p.m.
Women's golf at Schooner Fall Classic - All Day (Norman, Okla.)
Women's tennis at Wildcat Invitational - All Day (Evanston, Ill.)
Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
Cross country at Greater Louisville Classic - All Day (Louisville, Ky.)

Sunday, Oct. 6
Softball vs. Georgetown Ky. - 12 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Tennessee - 1:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Georgetown Ky. - 2 p.m.
Women's soccer at Vanderbilt - 2 p.m.
Women's golf at Schooner Fall Classic - All Day (Norman, Okla.)
Women's tennis at Wildcat Invitational - All Day (Evanston, Ill.)
Women's tennis at ITA All-American - All Day (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)

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