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Kentucky Sports Report (week of Oct. 7)

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Cross country
- The UK women's cross country team was the top-NCAA team finisher, and No. 2 team overall with 130 points on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic.
- Seniors Cally Macumber and Allison Peare posted top-10 finishes, Nos. 2 and 7 respectively with times of 16:57.75 and 17:24.67.
- The UK men's team placed 27th overall on 688 points. MacKay Wilson was UK's top finisher in 42nd (37 points) with a time of 25:28.89.
- Freshman Cassidy Hale turned in a top-10 performance in her hometown with a 17th-place time of 17.40.77.
- Kentucky will return to action for the last race of the regular season, the Pre-NCAA Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 19.

- The Kentucky football team's upset bid over highly ranked South Carolina fell short after a second-half comeback that saw the Wildcats score 21 points in the fourth quarter - the second most points a UK team has scored in a fourth quarter in school history.
- The Wildcat offense posted 28 points against South Carolina, which is the third-most points an opponent has scored against South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium since 2007. Kentucky's Jalen Whitlow led the UK offense going 17-for-24 for 178 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the team in rushing with 69 yards on 17 attempts and a touchdown.
- Kentucky won the turnover battle against South Carolina forcing a fumble and turning it into seven points, while UK also won the time of possession battle for the first time this season. Defensively, senior linebacker Avery Williamson led UK in tackles with nine, while Blake McClain, Alvin "Bud" Dupree and Jason Hatcher recorded sacks.

Men's soccer
- Kentucky (3-5, 1-1 Conference USA) pulled off an exciting, 2-1 overtime win in its league road lidlifter on Friday night in Norfolk, Va., spoiling a homecoming celebration for the Monarchs in their first-ever home C-USA game. UK's win came against a strong ODU team that had posted a pair of tremendous results last week, including a tie at No. 8 Maryland and winning its league debut at No. 9 Tulsa. The Monarchs - who had 14 goals in their first seven games - had just suffered losses to William and Mary and No. 1 Creighton in 2013.
- After Doliner got a penalty kick goal early in the second half for a go-ahead tally, ODU scored off a corner kick in the 77th minute. In the 98th frame, Doliner struck for the golden goal, marking his first career two-goal game. UK got a brilliant effort in goal from sophomore Callum Irving, who tied his career high with six saves, with each coming after halftime.
- The Wildcats will return to action with a two-game week, starting with a 7 p.m. ET matchup with Evansville on Tuesday night at the UK Soccer Complex. UK will then host South Carolina in a conference showdown on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. UK will conclude its season-long, three-game homestand on Wednesday vs. Valpo.

Women's soccer
- No. 19 Kentucky stayed in second place on the SEC table with a 2-0-0 weekend, picking up a 3-1 win at Mississippi State on Sunday night and a 2-1 win at Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon to improve to 10-2-1 overall and 4-1-0 in SEC action. The last time Kentucky won four of its first five SEC games dates back to 2003.
- The Wildcats had two different players record multi-point games this weekend, with sophomore Kelli Hubly collecting three points on Friday night, and freshman Zoe Swift scoring three points on Sunday afternoon. On both occasions, the players had a goal and an assist in the same match.
- Kentucky outshot its opponents 60-29 on the weekend, recording five goals and 15 points over the two-game stretch.
- Goalkeeper Kayla King only allowed two goals all weekend, as the senior from Louisville, Ky., has now allowed one or no goals in four of the first five SEC games of the season.
- Kentucky next takes on border rival Tennessee on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET in Lexington. This will be the Wildcats' only game of the weekend, with an open date on Sunday.

Women's tennis
- The University of Kentucky women's tennis team brought home a championship at the conclusion of the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Northwestern University over the weekend. Junior Stephanie Fox and senior CeCe Witten defeated Jarret Fisher and Zaina Sufi from DePaul. The UK duo had little struggle beating Sufi and Fisher, 6-2, in the Brown Flight championship.
- Fox fell to Northwestern's Rebeca Mitrea in the tournament's Green Flight. In a close first set, Mitrea pulled through with the win, 6-5. In the second set, Fox fought her way back to beat Mitrea, 6-4. Mitrea topped Fox in the final set, 6-4, to win the match.
- The Wildcats will be back in action Monday, Oct. 14, in South Carolina at the Rock Hill Rocks Open.

- Kentucky opened SEC play in the friendly confines of Memorial Coliseum and turned in a pair of sweeps over Ole Miss and Tennessee. Kentucky has now won seven-straight matches including opening to a 4-0 start in league play. It's the best start since 2009.
- Freshman outside hitter Anni Thomasson, sophomore setter Morgan Bergren and junior libero Jackie Napper were the top performers for the week for the Cats. Thomasson averaged 2.33 kills per set on a blazing .444 hitting percentage. She turned in the first errorless match of her career in the victory over UT, while also adding a career-best three aces.
- Napper reached double-figure digs in both matches for a total of 34, which is the most in consecutive three-set matches in her career. Bergren directed UK's offense to the tune of a .391 hitting percentage, which is well above UK's average for the season of .247.
- Kentucky returns to action with a pair of road dates. Up first is a showdown with No. 3 Florida in Gainesville, before traveling north to South Carolina on Sunday.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, Oct. 7
Women's golf at Schooner Fall Classic - All Day (Norman, Okla.)

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Men's soccer vs. Evansville - 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 11
Swimming & Diving vs. Ohio State - 5 p.m.
Volleyball at Florida - 6:30 p.m.
Women's soccer vs. Tennessee - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12
Football vs. Alabama - 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 13
Men's soccer vs. South Carolina - 1 p.m.
Volleyball at South Carolina - 1:30 p.m.

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