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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Oct. 14)

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Football
- The University of Kentucky football team completed the toughest four-game stretch in school history
over the weekend with a 48-7 loss to No. 1-ranked Alabama at Commonwealth Stadium. It was the
fourth straight game UK has played a top-20 ranked opponent.
- The Kentucky defense had a strong first quarter, forcing and recovering two fumbles while holding Alabama scoreless in the opening quarter of a game for the first time all season.
- The UK offense put together a scoring drive in the third quarter on when quarterback Maxwell Smith connected with wide receiver Javess Blue for a 30-yard touchdown pass. The touchdown was the first given up by the Alabama defense since week two vs. Texas A&M.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a two-game home week in the midst of its season-long,
three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon. Kentucky suffered a non-conference loss to Evansville, 2-1, on Tuesday, before posting a shutout in a scoreless draw with South Carolina on Sunday.
- Kentucky (3-6-1, 1-1-1 Conference USA) will return to action on Wednesday, taking on Valparaiso at the UK Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. ET. The Wildcats will then hit the road to take on Charlotte on Saturday.
- The Wildcats have netted 11 goals in 10 games to open 2013, surrendering 13 goals and owning staggering advantages in shots (176-88) and corner kicks (75-37).
- UK has been led offensively by senior Brad Doliner, who has four goals and one assist. Sophomore Isak Krogstad has three goals and two assists, with freshmen Napo Matsoso, Charlie Reymann and Kaelon Fox each sporting a goal and an assist. Senior Tyler Riggs has a goal, with Justin Laird and Sam Miller each notching two assists.
- In goal for UK, sophomore Callum Irving has made seven starts with a 1.09 goals-against average, owning three clean sheets with 13 save. Senior Jack Van Arsdale has a 1.67 goals-against average, saving four shots in three games.
- In UK's game with South Carolina on Sunday, UK mounted a steady attack throughout the game that saw a 28-11 advantage in shots, with the Gamecocks getting outshout 11-1 in the overtime periods. In the 2-1 loss to Evansville, UK got the first goal of the year from Tyler Riggs as part of a furious secondhalf rally that saw UK outshoot the Purple Aces 18-3.

Women's soccer
- The UK women's soccer team moved to 11-2-1, 5-1-0 SEC on Friday night with a 4-1 win over the Tennessee Lady Vols. The Wildcats got three goals from junior Arin Gilliland, and a goal from senior Caitlin Landis, all in the first half, to lift Kentucky to the 4-1 win.
- Arin Gilliland scored three goals in Friday night's 4-1 win over Tennessee, collecting her first-career hat trick. Gilliland scored all three goals in the run of play, with the tallies coming in the 8th, 25th and 40th minutes. The MAC Herrmann Award finalist now has seven goals and eight assists on the season, and has scored multiple times in two games this season.
- Senior Caitlin Landis had her best game of the season, scoring a goal and assisting on two other goals, both to Arin Gilliland. Landis' goal was the game-winning goal, which was her first of the 2013 season, and sixth in her career.
- Kentucky next takes to the pitch on Friday night at Florida. The match will be televised on Fox Sports South, with kickoff slated for 6:30 p.m. ET live from Gainesville. The Wildcats then travel to Alabama for a 2 p.m. contest against the Crimson Tide on Sunday.

Swimming and diving
- On the strength of victories in all four diving competitions, the University of Kentucky swimming and diving team won nine events, but lost its home opener to Ohio State Friday in front of a capacity crowd at the Lancaster Aquatics Center. The UK men lost 176-122, while the women fell to OSU by a 195-
104 margin. The meet marked the home debut for first-year head coach Lars Jorgensen.
- Senior Greg Ferrucci and junior Christa Cabot both swept the diving events, with top scores in the 1- and 3-meter springboard competitions. Ferrucci has won all four diving events he has competed in to open the season, while Cabot has claimed victories in three of her four events.
- Junior Christina Bechtel also posted two wins, in the women's 100 and 200 yard butterfly. Senior Maclin Simpson notched a first-place finish in the men's 200 yard butterfly for his second win of the season. Eric Bruck and Lucas Gerotto, both seniors, rounded out UK's victories with wins in the men's 50 freestyle and the men's 100 yard butterfly, respectively.
- In addition to one-two finishes in three events, the Wildcats notched second-place finishes in six additional competitions. Three of UK's runner-up totals were from freshman.
- UK returns to the road Oct. 24 and 25 when it travels to Carbondale, Ill., to face Southern Illinois and fellow SEC foe Missouri. The competition will get underway at 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 24 and resume at 10 a.m. on the 25th.

Volleyball
- The Kentucky volleyball team went 1-1 on the road this week with a 3-0 loss at No. 2 Florida Friday and a 3-0 win at South Carolina Sunday.
- In the sweep of the Gamecocks, senior Whitney Billings logged a career-high 18 kills in a three-set match on a .484 hitting percentage to lead the way for the Cats. She also logged her 38th career double-double with a 10-dig performance as well. UK had three players register five or more blocks including six from senior Alexandra Morgan.
- Junior libero Jackie Napper had 15 digs against the Gators and followed that with 13 against the Gamecocks. Her 4.67 digs per set led the team.
- Kentucky will enjoy a 10-day break from action before returning to the floor on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at
Georgia. That match will air live on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Oct. 14
Men's golf at Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic - All Day (Duluth, Ga.)

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Men's golf at Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic - All Day (Duluth, Ga.)

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Men's soccer vs. Valparaiso - 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 18
Women's Soccer at Florida - 6:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis at ITA Regionals - All Day (Memphis, Tenn.)

Saturday, Oct. 19
Rifle vs. Ole Miss - 8 a.m.
Men's Soccer at Charlotte - 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis at ITA Regionals - All Day (Memphis, Tenn.)
Cross Country at Pre-NCAA Invitational - TBA (Terre Haute, Ind.)

Sunday, Oct. 20
Women's Soccer at Alabama - 2 p.m.
Women's Tennis at ITA Regionals - All Day (Memphis, Tenn.)

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