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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Oct. 28)

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Football
- The Kentucky football team fell last Thursday night at Mississippi State 28-22 after a strong second-half rally fell just short on UK's final possession of the second half.
- The UK offense moved the ball against the Bulldogs, recording 325 yards of total offense, which is the most UK has had against a SEC team this season. UK also rushed for a SEC-game-high 160 yards.
- The Kentucky defense had eight tackles for loss in the game, which was a season high. Junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree led Kentucky with 13 tackles, including one sack and two tackles for loss. Dupree's 13 tackles was the most by a UK defensive lineman since game-by-game records were kept back to 1993.

Women's golf
- The 21st-ranked Kentucky women's golf team completed its final fall tournament of the season with an eighth-place finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate Oct. 25-27. UK turned in a final round score of six-over par, 290 and finished with a three-day total of 874 (+22).
- Sophomore Cylia Damerau led the Wildcats with a three-day total of two-over par, 215. Her score of 215 is a season-best, as she finished tied for 20th. Senior Liz Breed finished tied for 36th at six-over par, 219.
- Sarah Harris tied for 44th (+9), Haley Mills tied for 54th (+12), Alessandra Walker tied for 65th (+14) and Megan Kinney tied for 87th (+31).
- Kentucky opens the spring season at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 9-11.

Rifle
- The Kentucky rifle team went 2-0 this weekend, defeating No. 15 North Carolina State on Friday, before taking down No. 8 Memphis on Sunday.
- Senior Emily Holsopple led the Wildcats in both guns in the win over Memphis, shooting a 584 in smallbore and a 594 in air rifle.
- Junior Ethan Marne set a new personal best in air rifle on Sunday with a 588, while junior Jonathan Pinkel posted a new personal best in smallbore with a 579.

Men's soccer
- The Kentucky men's soccer team completed a two-game week with a setback vs. FIU on Saturday night at the UK Soccer Complex. UK tied Tulsa earlier in the week with a shutout in goal from Callum Irving, who saved a career high seven shots.
- Kentucky (4-8-2, 1-3-2 Conference USA) will return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Marshall to take on the Thundering Herd at 7 p.m. ET. The Wildcats will then return home for its home conference finale on Sunday, hosting Florida Atlantic at 4 p.m. ET at the UK Soccer Complex.

Women's soccer
- Kentucky went 1-1-0 this weekend, earning a 3-1 win on Sunday over the LSU Tigers, scoring three unanswered goals to close out the match in the second half.
- MAC Hermann Award finalist Arin Gilliland netted her team-high 11th goal of the season in the 64th minute to draw even with the Tigers. Gilliland now has 11 goals and nine assists for 31 points on the season. With three points this weekend, Gilliland now has 72 career points, which is fifth all-time in UK history.
- Starting centerback Kaitlin Miller got her first two points on the season, netting two assists on Kentucky's second and third goals in Sunday's win over LSU. Both were service balls from long-range set pieces. A freshman, Miller has played the most minutes of any player on the UK roster this season.
- Senior Caitlin Landis scored her 21st-career goal on Friday night, as she is now the active career goal-scoring leader for Kentucky. The Milton, Penn., native has 12 points this season, with four goals and four assists.
- Kentucky now sits at 13-4-1, 7-3-0 SEC and has clinched an opening-round bye in the 2013 SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. UK currently sits fourth on the SEC table, but still has an opportunity to share the SEC regular-season title with a win on Thursday night at South Carolina and help.

Swimming and diving
- The UK swimming and diving team posted its first wins of the season with a sweep by the women and a split from the men against Missouri and Southern Illinois Oct. 24-25 at SIU.
- The UK women (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference ) swept both SIU and Mizzou, with a 228-218 victory over the Tigers and a 310-138 win over the Salukis. The Wildcat men (1-3, 0-2 SEC) posted a 312-136 win against SIU but suffered a 267.5-177.5 defeat to MU.
- On Oct. 24, junior Christina Bechtel won two individual competitions and a third as part of the 400 yard freestyle relay. Freshmen accounted for six wins, including two each from Brendan Flynn and Kendal Casey. Freshman Andrew Aviotti and Galyer also tallied their first collegiate victories, while junior Abby Myers won one.
- On Oct. 25, senior Eric Bruck, Casey, Flynn and Myers each posted two wins. Galyer recorded a first-place finish after her first collegiate victory the previous night. Bruck's second win was part of a relay, with fellow senior Chris Lott, junior Derrick Smith and senior Will Heidler.

Women's tennis
- Kentucky sophomore Nadia Ravita fell just short of the main draw singles title at the USTA/ITA Regionals in Memphis, Tenn. Ravita, who is ranked No. 26 in the nation and was the top seed in the tournament, had a tough route to the finals. In a challenging match against Vanderbilt's Georgina Sellyn, Ravita fell in the first set, 6-2 before she tried to make a comeback in the second but was defeated 6-3.
- The second-place finish was the highest finish for a UK team since 2007. Last season, the ITA Regionals ended for the Wildcats in the singles round of 16 and in the doubles quarterfinals.
- Kentucky took home five wins in singles competition against North Carolina State at the Tennessee Fall Invite including freshman Aldila Sutjiadi who defeated No. 45 Joselle Kissel and 6-1, 6-2 and junior  Stephanie Fox took down Elisha Hande, who led the Wolfpack in singles wins last season, 6-1, 6-2.
- In the singles championship, Sutjiadi fell to Tennessee's Joanna Henderson in a close three-set match, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4.
- The Wildcats will begin their regular season against the University of Cincinnati and Ball State University on Jan. 18, 2014 in Lexington, Ky.

Volleyball

- The 15th-ranked Kentucky volleyball team enjoyed a 2-1 week which included home victories over Mississippi State and Alabama. The only defeat came on the road at Georgia in a five-set thriller in which the Bulldogs claimed the fifth frame by a 23-21 margin.
- Kentucky's offense was the key component in a sweep of Mississippi State, while a season-high 15 blocks resulted in a win over the Tide. Three players logged six or more blocks, including a career-high from senior Whitney Billings. Sophomore Sara Schwarzwalder also added eight, while senior Alexandra Morgan contributed six. Morgan averaged 2.50 kills per set on a team-high .436 hitting clip. She also averaged a team-high 1.25 blocks per set and ranked second on the team with 3.54 blocks per frame.
- Morgan began the week with an 11-kill performance at Georgia, which was the first double-figure kill effort in conference play of the season for the middle blocker. Against her home-state team, Alabama, she posted a season-high 14 kills on a blistering .619 hitting percentage while adding six block assists. With a .436 hitting clip and 55 attempts on the week, Morgan moved into second-place all-time in the history of the UK program for hitting percentage with a career-clip of .346.
- Freshman Anni Thomasson against Mississippi State reached double-figure kills for the fourth time in her career and with 12 resulting as a career best in league competition. She laid down her kills with a .357 hitting clip, while adding three digs and a pair of blocks. In the four-set win over Alabama, Thomasson notched six kills, and 10 digs. She has topped the 10-dig plateau on six occasions in her young career. She also aided the Wildcat cause with a pair of assists.
- Kentucky returns to the road for a tough weekend stretch beginning at Arkansas on Friday. UK will then head to 11th-ranked and undefeated Missouri on Sunday.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Oct. 28
Men's Golf at Invitational at The Ocean Course - All Day (Kiawah Island, S.C.)

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Men's Golf at Invitational at The Ocean Course - All Day (Kiawah Island, S.C.)

Wednesday, Oct. 30
Men's Soccer at Marshall - 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 31
Women's Soccer at South Carolina - 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1
Swimming & Diving vs. Indiana/Tennessee - 2 p.m. (Bloomington, Ill.)
Men's Basketball vs. Transylvania (Exh.) - 7 p.m.
Volleyball at Arkansas - 8 p.m.
Cross Country at SEC Championships - All Day (Gainesville, Fla.)

Saturday, Nov. 2
Football vs. Alabama State - 7:30 p.m.
Rifle at TCU - All Day

Sunday, Nov. 3
Women's Basketball vs. Eckerd College (Exh.) - 1 p.m.
Volleyball at Missouri - 2:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Florida Atlantic - 4 p.m.

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