Men's basketball - Kentucky improved to 6-0 on the season after posting a pair of wins over Radford and Portland last week. The Wildcats extended their home-winning streak to 37 games and John Calipari pushed his winning streak at Rupp at UK to 36-straight. - Against Portland Kentucky posted only four turnovers, the fewest by a UK team since the 1993 squad turned the ball over twice against Utah in the NCAA Tournament. - In the win over the Pilots, Anthony Davis posted his second double-double of the season, pulling down a career-high 12 rebounds. - Marquis Teague handed out a personal-high eight assists and recorded a career-best four steals.
Football - Behind a stingy defensive effort and the impressive play of senior Matt Roark at quarterback, the Kentucky football team snapped Tennessee's 26-game winning streak over the Wildcats with a 10-7 win over the Volunteers on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. - Roark, who started at quarterback for the first time in his career, was the key offensive weapon for the Wildcats, completing 4-of-6 passes for 15 yards and rushing 24 times for 124 yards. All totals are career highs. Roark's longest completion was a 15-yard toss to tight end Nick Melillo. Roark's 100-yard rushing game marked the first time a UK player has rushed for over 100 yards since CoShik Williams gained 111 against Ole Miss earlier this season. - The UK defense was stout in the win, limiting Tennessee to seven points, marking the fourth time this season UT has scored under 10 points. UT was also limited to seven points or less against Alabama, Arkansas and LSU. Winston Guy led UK with 14 tackles, while Danny Trevathan earned eight stops, 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups. Taiedo Smith earned his first start of the season at safety, recording an interception, while senior Ronnie Sneed grabbed his second pick of the season. - Senior punter Ryan Tydlacka performed well in the game, flipping field position with nine punts, for an average of 43.6 yards and one punt inside the 20-yard line. For his efforts, Tydlacka was named the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. Women's basketball - Kentucky improved to 7-0 overall with wins over Nebraska Omaha, Sam Houston State and Mississippi Valley State last week. This is UK's best start to a season since the 2009-10 season team began at 11-0. - The Wildcats' defensive pressure has once again been their bread and butter as they have forced a league-high 250 turnovers, averaging 35.7 forced turnovers per game. - Leading the charge is junior guard A'dia Mathies. Mathies, who already ranks in the top 10 on UK's all-time steals list, averages a team-high 4.4 steals per game to go along with her team-best 15.4 points per game. She has netted double-figure points in all seven games this season. - Freshman Bria Goss has also been a key contributor as she averages 10.9 points and 5.7 rebounds a game. - UK puts its 27-game winning streak vs. nonconference teams at home on the line when it plays host to intrastate rival and 11th-ranked Louisville on Sunday. Volleyball - Kentucky dropped a heartbreaker to 15th-ranked Tennessee in hopes of a share of an SEC title on Wednesday. - Despite the loss, the Wildcats were selected for their school-record seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament it was announced on Sunday night. - UK is one of just 16 schools in the country to appear in all seven of the last NCAA tournaments. Kentucky will travel to College Station, Texas, for its first round matchup with Atlantic 10 winner Dayton. - Junior Stephanie Klefot had 21 digs in the loss to the Lady Vols and has now posted 10 or more digs in 30 matches this season. Her 542 scoops for the season ranks as the third-highest total in single-season school history. - Junior Ashley Frazier paced the offensive effort with 15 kills and has topped the double-digit plateau 22 times this season. - Sophomore Whitney Billings turned in her sixth double-double effort of the season with 12 kills and 13 digs.
Men's basketball - Following a season-opening 108-58 win over Marist on Friday, the Wildcats set their sights on the bright lights of the Big Apple where they are taking on the 13th ranked Kansas Jayhawks in historic Madison Square Garden as a part of the inaugural State Farm Champions Classic. - In the Wildcats' season-opener, UK had five players score in double-figures led by freshman Anthony Davis' 23 points. Davis added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double and blocked five shots for good measure. He became just the third player in UK history to earn a double-double in his collegiate debut. - The Wildcats held the Red Foxes to 17.1 pct. from the field in the second half and 31.7 pct. overall. UK outrebounded Marist 51-29 and dished out 24 assists while committing only nine turnovers.
Football - The Kentucky football team began a two-game road swing in Southeastern Conference action with a 38-8 loss at Vanderbilt on Saturday. - Nick Melillo hauled in the first touchdown catch of his career in the third quarter to get UK on the board, a 22-yard strike. Melillo grabbed four catches for 59 yards and the touchdown, setting a new career high in receptions and yards. - Freshman linebacker Alvin Dupree and freshman defensive lineman Christian Coleman made their first career starts. Dupree finished with a career-high five tackles and his second career sack, while Coleman tied a career high with three stops. - Melillo was named honorable mention tight end of the week and place kicker Joe Mansour was named honorable mention kickoff specialist of the week by the College Football Performance Awards. Women's basketball - Fueled by a program-record 65 points in the second half, the Kentucky women's basketball team defeated Morehead State 96-60 on the road in each team's season opener. - Sophomore guard Kastine Evans scored a career-high 23 points on 8-12 shooting. Evans scored 17 of her 23 points in the second half. - UK is now 26-1 under head coach Matthew Mitchell when scoring 80 or more points. - Kentucky outrebounded Morehead State 30-12 in the second half.
Volleyball - UK concluded its final two-match road swing with victories over Alabama and Ole Miss to improve to 15-2 in league action and keep its title hopes alive. - The Wildcats endured an inspired performance from Ole Miss that forced the match into a five-set affair. UK escaped with a 3-2 victory and a 17-15 score in the fifth set to improve to 5-0 in five-set matches this season. - Sophomore Whitney Billings potsed consecutive double- double efforts for the second time this season during the two match stretch. She drilled a season-high 17 kills and added 14 digs in the victory over the Rebels. - Junior Stephanie Klefot posted a season-high 28 digs in the win at Ole Miss and now has amassed 494 scoops on the season. That total ranks as the eighth most in a single-season in UK history. Women's soccer - Kentucky closed out its season playing Washington State to a 1-1 draw, but losing the penalty kick shootout 4-2 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night. - It was Kentucky's first visit to the NCAA Tournament since the 2006 season, first at-large bid since 2002 and first time hosting since 1999. - Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadi ended one of the most remarkable single-season individual performances in school history. She broke the school record for shots with 90 and finished second in points (38), goals (14) and assists (10). - Kentucky returns 18 letterwinners off this year's NCAA Tournament squad in the 2012 season. Cross country - The UK men's and women's cross country teams each concluded their respective seasons Saturday at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships. The men's team finished 16th, while the women's team finished 12th. - Luis Orta paced the men's team with a 21st-place performance. By finishing in the top 25, Orta earned All-Region honors. - Orta finished the season with All-Region and first team All-SEC honors. He was also a three-time SEC Runner of the Week recipient and finished in the top 10 in five of UK's six races. - Junior Chelsea Oswald led the women's team with a 33rd-place showing. Oswald ran a career-best time in the 6K on Saturday.
Rifle - Behind a balanced team effort in air rifle and solid outings in smallbore from Emily Holsopple and Henri Junghänel, the No. 1 Kentucky rifle team posted a 4664 overall score for wins over host No. 13 Ohio State (4603) and vs. No. 15 Murray State (4597), on Saturday. - Kentucky was led in air rifle by Junghänel with a 593. Stacy Wheatley charted a 589 in air rifle, with Ethan Settlemires and Holsopple each shooting a 588. - The Wildcats entered the dual match coming off a record-setting performance in a win over Memphis. UK set a new NCAA record with a 4711 team score in the win, eclipsing its own record set in the 2010-11 NCAA Championships. - Kentucky will close out the fall season with two matches on the road in Fairbanks, Alaska, facing Air Force on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Alaska-Fairbanks on Sunday, Nov. 20.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 Women's basketball hosts Jacksonville State - 11:00 a.m. Men's basketball vs. Kansas - 9:00 p.m. (New York)
Wednesday, Nov. 16 Swimming and diving at Tennessee Invitational (Knoxville,Tenn.) Thursday, Nov. 17 Women's basketball hosts Northeastern - 7:00 p.m. Swimming and diving at Tennessee Invitational (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Friday, Nov. 18 Volleyball hosts LSU - 7:00 p.m. Swimming and diving at Tennessee Invitational (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Saturday, Nov. 19 Men's basketball vs. Penn St. - Noon (Uncasville, Conn. ) Football at Georgia - 12:21 p.m. Women's basketball hosts Southern Miss - 3:00 p.m. Rifle vs. Air Force (Fairbanks, Alaska)
Football - The Kentucky football team fell to Mississippi State 28-16 on Saturday as the Wildcats wore black uniforms for the first time in school history. - True freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith had a career game, completing 26-of-33 passes for 174 yards, while senior wide receiver Matt Roark totaled a career-high with both 13 catches and 116 receiving yards. Roark's 13 receptions rank second on UK's all-time single-game list, tying Randall Cobb (vs. Tennessee, Nov. 27, 2010), while his 116 receiving yards is the most for a Wildcat this season. - Defensively, Kentucky forced three turnovers behind the strong performance from senior linebacker Danny Trevathan, who tied a career high with 17 tackles. Trevathan also earned his third career interception in the game, and is now leading the Wildcats in that category.
Men's basketball - Sophomore Terrence Jones scored 52 points in leading Blue to a 126-104 victory over White in the annual Blue-White Scrimmage at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. - The Wildcats drew 12,134 fans to the annual scrimmage and will begin the season ranked No. 2 in the nation. Volleyball - Kentucky earned two victories at home to remain perfect in conference action in the friendly confines of Memorial Coliseum, which included an upset of No. 13 Florida. - Friday night's victory over South Carolina marked the fourth time in seven seasons UK has totaled 20 or more victories in the Craig Skinner era. - Sophomore Whitney Billings posted a season-high 17 kills and added 12 digs for her third double-double of the season in the win over the Gators. - Junior Stephanie Klefot guided the defensive effort with a season-high 28 digs in the five-set win over Florida. Women's soccer - Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 4-2 to close out the regular season. It was the most goals for UK this season, tying Kentucky's four-goal effort against Alabama earlier this year. - Caitlin Landis recorded her second multi-goal game this season, including the game-winner. - Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadi continued her career year with four points on a goal and a pair of assists. Hunyadi leads the Wildcats in points and ranks second in the SEC (34). - Kentucky enters the 2011 SEC Tournament as the six seed, its highest seed since the 2006 tournament. The Wildcats take on Tennessee in the opening game on Wednesday in Orange Beach, Ala.
Men's soccer - In the 2011 home finale, the Kentucky men's soccer team got all of its scoring from the senior class, as Josh Mulvany and C.J. Tappel netted goals, and Sam Brooks and Josh McCrary added assists, to lead UK to a 2-0 win over No. 15 SMU on Sunday. - The Wildcats got a goal from Tappel in the second minute, while Mulvany added his goal in the ninth frame in the win over SMU. In the 28th minute, Mulvany was whistled for a red card during a collision with the SMU keeper, forcing UK to play with 10 men for the final 62 minutes. - UK got a six-save outing from sophomore keeper Tyler Beadle and a standout effort from its defensive backline to post its second shutout of the year vs. the red-hot Mustangs. - Kentucky finished the 2011 home schedule with a 7-2-1 record at the UK Soccer Complex. The Wildcats own three wins over top-15 opponents in 2011, including a 2-0 win over No. 9 Michigan, a 5-1 beating of No. 15 Brown and the 2-0 win over No. 15 SMU. UK's win over SMU in Lexington was its first since the thrilling 2-1 comeback win over the Mustangs in 2007.
Rifle - Behind a school-record air rifle performance from sophomore Emily Holsopple, the No. 2 Kentucky rifle team posted a school-record team score in a 4711-4633 win over conference foe Memphis on Sunday. - Kentucky rode the dominating performance from Holsopple, who set the new UK school record with a 597 score in air rifle. With a 4711 total team score, UK set a new school record, eclipsing the previous record of 4700 set during the 2010-11 NCAA Championships. UK finished with a 2339 total team score in smallbore, also setting a new school record. - UK also got another breakout performance from Stacy Wheatley, who fired a 596 in air rifle to equal the school record set by Henri Junghänel in 2010-11 that was broken by Holsopple on Sunday. Wheatley added a 583 in smallbore and owns a 592, 590 and 596 in air rifle in her first three matches of the year. Junghänel finished with a 587 in air rifle and a club-best 589 in smallbore, with his smallbore score setting a new school record. Women's golf - Through one round at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, the University of Kentucky women's golf team sits in second with a total score of 2-over par 290. Junior Ashleigh Albrecht is leading the Wildcats, sitting tied for fourth with a first-round score of 1-under par 71. - The Wildcats currently sit two strokes out of the top spot held by TCU, who is at even-par 288. University of Texas-San Antonio, who is hosting the tournament, and Baylor are tied for third at 5-over par 293. Men's golf - The UK men's golf team finished in a tie for sixth on Sunday at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C. - Sophomore Cody Martin led the Wildcats with a 4-under par 68 in the final round of the tournament. - The Wildcats improved by seven strokes in the second round, surging from a tie for 12th to a tie for sixth. Martin's 68 moved him from a tie for 72nd to a tie for 15th. Swimming and diving - Greg Ferrucci, the reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman Diver of the Year, continued his prolific career, setting the school record in the men's one-meter diving competition posting a score of 387.37. Ferrucci did not stop there, as the sophomore posted a career-best score of 405.07 in the three-meter competition. - Tyler Reed, the Wildcat's freestyle specialist, led the way for Kentucky, winning three events in the 200-freestyle, 50-freestyle, and 100-freestyle. Reed posted a time of 1:40.80 in the 200-freestyle, finishing in first by over .0.7 seconds. - On the women's side, Christina Bechtel and Megan Eppler both won two events. Bechtel claimed the crown in the 200-butterfly and the 100-butterfly. Eppler posted a career-best in the 100-butterfly turning in a time of 51.22, and finishing in first place. Eppler also won the 50- freestyle with a time of 23.53. Julia Gerotto also won two events for Kentucky, as the Wildcat freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil swam a winning time of 10:16.48 in the 1000-freestyle and won the 500-freestyle. Women's tennis - UK's standout performance of the day came from freshman Stephanie Fox, who earned the championship title for her singles flight. She had a tough road to the end, as she found herself in a tie with Sandra Herrera of Winthrop at the end of play. A head-to-head tiebreaker was required to settle the score, which Fox won 2-1 to take home the title at the College of Charleston Halloween Invitational. - Collectively, the team ended with seven victories in doubles and singles play combined. Upcoming schedule Monday, Oct. 31 Cross country at SEC Championships (Maryville, Tenn.) Women's golf at UTSA Alamo Invitational
Tuesday, Nov. 1 Women's golf at UTSA Alamo Invitational Wednesday, Nov. 2 Women's soccer vs. Tennessee - 3:30 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.) Men's basketball hosts Transylvania (Exh.) - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. ) Friday, Nov. 4 Men's soccer at South Carolina - 6:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Auburn/LSU - 6:00 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.) Volleyball hosts Mississippi State - 7:00 p.m. Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )
Saturday, Nov. 5 Swimming and diving hosts Southern Illinois, Missouri - 10:00 a.m. Football hosts Ole Miss - 3:30 p.m. Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. ) Sunday, Nov. 6 Women's basketball hosts Coker College (Exh.) - 2:00 p.m. Women's soccer vs. TBA (Finals) • 3:30 p.m. (Orange Beach, Ala.) Men's tennis at USTA National Indoor Championship (Flushing Meadows, N.Y. )
Football - Kentucky returned to Commonwealth Stadium and performed well against Jacksonville State on Saturday, earning a 38-14 win. - The Wildcats' offense performed very well against JSU, totaling 445 yards of total offense, including 340 rushing yards. Junior tailback CoShik Williams paced UK's running attack with a career-high 148 yards, while quarterback Morgan Newton and wide receiver La'Rod King connected on two touchdown passes in the game. - Kentucky's defense caused three turnovers in the game, including junior Martavius Neloms' 40-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Seniors Danny Trevathan and Luke McDermott each grabbed an interception in the game, while the UK defense limited JSU to 270 yards of total offense. Winston Guy led UK with 12 tackles.
Volleyball - UK picked up two more victories on the road at Georgia and Auburn this weekend. In the victory at Georgia the Wildcats set a new school-record with 20.5 blocks in the match. - Junior libero Stephanie Klefot charted 43 digs for the weekend and is now just the third player in school history to amass 1,200 or more career scoops. - Junior Christine Hartmann had a great all-around weekend. She posted her third double-double of the season with 39 assists and 10 digs in a win at Georgia. On Sunday at Auburn she set a new career best with 54 assists and eight blocks to lead the charge. Women's soccer - The Wildcats guaranteed themselves a spot in the 2011 SEC Tournament for the second-straight year with a 2-0 win at Mississippi State on Thursday night. - Kelsey Hunyadi netted two goals in the victory, her third career multi-goal game. In the win, Hunyadi attempted a school-record 11 shots. She also netted her fourth game-winning goal this season. Hunyadi scored three goals on the weekend pushing her season total to 11, the most by a Wildcat since the 2001 season. She now has 30 points, also the most since 2001. - Kentucky's 12 wins this season is the most since 2006 as is the five league wins. - UK fell to Mississippi State 2-1 in overtime on Sunday.
Men's soccer - UK suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 10 Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., to start the week, before suffering the 2-0 setback vs. Memphis on Sunday. - Kentucky has now been mathematically eliminated from the C-USA Tournament, sitting in ninth place in the league, with the conference taking the top six teams. - UK has been led offensively by Tyler Riggs and Matt Lodge, with Riggs netting 10 goals and adding five assists. Lodge has added seven goals and 10 assists, with Charles Pettys owning three goals and seven assists.
Rifle - Paced by solid air rifle scores from Henri Junghänel and Stacy Wheatley, the No. 1 Kentucky rifle team posted a 4669-4626 win over Great American Rifle Conference foe Nebraska, on Sunday afternoon at UK's Barker Hall. - Kentucky rode strong scores from Junghanel and Wheatley to the win, getting a match-best 595 from Junghanel and the second consecutive 590 or better from Wheatley in air rifle. UK also got air rifle totals from Ethan Settlemires (581), Heather Greathouse (583) and Katie Fretts (586). - In smallbore, UK was led by sophomore Emily Holsopple, who charted a 584 to lead the team, with Junghanel totaling a 583. Wheatley tallied a 570 in smallbore, with Settlemires and Greathouse each totaling a 574. - In the season opener on Friday vs. GARC foe Ole Miss, UK got a splendid performance from Wheatley, who fired a 592 in air rifle to lead UK to the win, with the Rebels providing serious competition with a school-record performance. Men's tennis - Kentucky continued its dominance in fall tournaments, placing five players in the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships. - No. 3 Eric Quigley and No. 20 Alex Musialek led the way for Kentucky, as they will compete against each other for the singles title, and then team up in the doubles final Monday morning. - Quigley and Musialek were joined in the singles quarterfinals by Anthony Rossi, Tom Jomby and Panav Jha. Sophomore Ryuji Hirooka also had a fantastic tournament, advancing to the singles consolation finals.
Women's golf - Junior Ashleigh Albrecht finished tied for seventh, her third top-10 finish of the season, at the Mercedes-Benz SEC/Pac-12 Challenge. Albrecht's 2-under par 70 in the first round tied the Cats' lowest single-round score of the year. - Junior Betsie Johnson shot an even-par 72 in the third round, her lowest single-round score of the season. - Junior Heather Lott shot a 1-over par 73 in the final round, her lowest single-round score of the season. - The Wildcats capped the tournament in 20th place overall as a team.
Men's golf - The Kentucky men's golf team finished seventh Tuesday at the inaugural AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, held in Duluth, Ga. - Sophomore Stephen Powers led the way for Kentucky. Powers finished in a tie for 25th at 7-over par, shooting an even-par 72 in the final round. - Freshman David Snyder played well in his first event in the starting line-up, finishing in the top 30 overall.
Swimming and diving - Megan Eppler led the way for Kentucky on the women's side in a double-dual meet against Indiana and Tennessee. Eppler posted numerous scores that placed her in the top 10 of two events. Eppler posted a career-best 51.27 in the 100-yard freestyle, placing fourth overall in the event. - On the men's side, senior captain Tyler Reed posted a time of 45.24 in the 100-freestyle, good enough to win the event. Reed also swam well in the 200-freestyle, placing second overall with a time of 1:39.13. - In the diving competition, John Fox stood out by leading himself to a 333.45 score, and placing second overall in the 1-meter diving competition. Christa Cabot also shined Saturday for Kentucky posting scores of 265.40 and 260.25 in the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions. Upcoming schedule
Monday, Oct. 24 Men's tennis at Ohio Valley Region Indoors (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Volleyball - Kentucky began the week with an upset victory over No. 18 Tennessee in a thrilling five-set match. - The win snapped a five-match losing streak to the Lady Vols and gave UK its unprecedented seventh consecutive season with 17 or more victories. - Junior Ashley Frazier led the offense with 16 kills and a career-high five service aces, while sophomore Whitney Billings continued her balanced play with 15 kills, six blocks and eight digs. Women's soccer - The Wildcats earned a split on the weekend with a 1-0 double-overtime upset of No. 14 Tennessee Friday night, followed by a 2-1 heartbreaking loss against Georgia on Sunday. - The Wildcats' win on Friday was their first win over a ranked opponent since beating 15th ranked Virginia Tech on Sept. 3 last year. - Kelsey Hunyadi assisted on the game-winning goal (scored by Natalie Horner) giving her 24 points on the season on eight goals and eight assists. Her 24 points and eight goals are the most by a Wildcat since 2005 and her eight assists are the most since 2002. - After going winless in their first 10 overtime games in the Jon Lipsitz era, the Wildcats are 3- 0-0 in matches that have gone to overtime this year. - Freshman Kayla Price recorded her fifth shutout of the season Friday night against Tennessee, the second most shutouts by a freshman in program history.
Men's soccer - In the biggest home game of the season for the Kentucky men's soccer team, the Wildcats rode three goals to a 3-1 win over Conference USA power Tulsa on Wednesday. - Kentucky entered the game with Tulsa with its backs against the wall after an 0-4 start to league action. UK responded in the must-win situation with three goals for a 3-0 lead, before Tulsa converted a penalty-kick goal in the 88th minute for the 3-1 margin. UK got two goals from Charles Pettys and the third goal of the year from Josh Mulvany, with Matt Lodge equaling the school-record with three assists. - The Wildcats have been paced in 2011 by an explosive offense that owns 31 goals through 16 games, a year removed from 18 goals in 19 games. UK has averaged 16.3 shots per game and a 108-71 mark in corner kicks. Cross country - The UK men's cross country team, led by junior Luis Orta, earned another top-five finish, coming in fourth at the Panorama Farms Invitational in Charlottesville, Va. The women's cross country team finished in seventh place Friday. - Orta earned his fourth top-10 finish in as many races this season, crossing the finish line of the 8,000-meter race with a time of 24:29.74. - Senior Megan Broderick had the fastest time on the women's team, finishing the 6K race in 23rd with a 22:28.51.
Men's golf - The UK men's golf squad finished in second at the Bearcat Invitational in Hebron, Ky. on Oct. 11. - Held at the Traditions Golf Club, Kentucky was led by juniors Chase Parker and Joseph Barr who each finished in a tie for third overall with a final score of even par. - Barr led the way in the early going for UK, carding an opening round score of 5-under par 66, a career-best, and a second-round score of 69. - The second-place finish is the third-straight top five team finish for the Wildcats. Women's tennis - Four members of the University of Kentucky women's tennis team were selected to compete in the USTA/ITA Women's Tennis Ohio Valley Regional's. - Junior Jessica Stiles and sophomore Khristina Blajkevitch have paired up for doubles play at the event and have yet to lose a match. Their impressive play has earned them a spot in the semi-finals in the main draw. Upcoming schedule
Monday, Oct. 17 Men's golf at Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic (Duluth, Ga.) Women's tennis at ITA Regionals (Memphis, Tenn.)
Tuesday, Oct. 18 Men's golf at Autotradercom Collegiate Classic (Duluth, Ga.) Women's tennis at ITA Regionals (Memphis, Tenn.) Wednesday, Oct. 19 Men's soccer at Indiana - 7:00 p.m. Women's tennis at ITA Regionals (Memphis, Tenn.)
Thursday, Oct. 20 Women's soccer at Mississippi State - 8:00 p.m. Men's tennis at Ohio Valley Region Indoors (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Friday, Oct. 21 Volleyball at Georgia - 7:00 p.m. Men's tennis at Ohio Valley Region Indoors (Knoxville, Tenn.) Rifle hosts Ole Miss Women's golf at SEC/Pac-12 Challenge (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Saturday, Oct. 22 Swimming and diving at Tennessee - 10:00 a.m. Football hosts Jacksonville State - Noon Men's tennis at Ohio Valley Region Indoors (Knoxville, Tenn.) Women's golf at SEC/Pac-12 Challenge (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Sunday, Oct. 23 Women's soccer hosts Ole Miss - 1:00 p.m. Men's soccer at Memphis - 2:00 p.m. Volleyball at Auburn - 2:30 p.m. Rifle hosts Nebraska Men's tennis at Ohio Valley Region Indoors (Knoxville, Tenn.) Women's golf at SEC/Pac-12 Challenge (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Football - The Kentucky football team suffered a 35-7 loss to No. 1 LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. - The Wildcats' defense performed well in the game, limiting LSU to 169 passing yards, which is the fourth time this season the UK secondary has limited its opponent to 175 passing yards or less. UK also limited its opponent to eight or fewer pass completions for the second consecutive game. - UK boasts the SEC's top-two tackles with senior linebacker Danny Trevathan ranking first with 59 stops and senior hybrid defender Winston Guy sitting second with 53 stops. - UK's offense was led by true freshman running back Josh Clemons, who carried the ball a career-high 21 times for 69 yards, while senior wide receiver Matt Roark had a career game with four catches for 19 yards and his first career touchdown reception.
Volleyball - The volleyball team wrapped up a four-match road swing with a pair of wins at SEC Western Division foes. - Junior setter Christine Hartmann passed out 40 or more assists in both matches and moved into 10th place all-time in the UK records for career assists. - Sophomore Whitney Billings' defensive effort was a difference maker in both victories. Billings had a season-high 15 digs at Arkansas, and a season-high six blocks at LSU. She ranked second on the team with 3.29 digs per set and had 1.14 blocks per set. - Junior Ashley Frazier totaled a career-high 18 kills in the win at Arkansas, and freshman Lauren O'Conner paced the attack with 13 kills on a career-high .545 hitting percentage in the win at LSU. Women's soccer - The Wildcats earned a split on the weekend posting a 1-0 win at South Carolina, followed by a loss at Florida on Sunday. - The win at South Carolina was UK's first against the Gamecocks since 2006 and its first in Columbia since 2005. The victory earned Kentucky back-to-back SEC road wins for the first time since the 2007 season. - Caitlin Landis scored the game-winning goal on Friday night, her first game-winner of the season and her fourth goal of the year. It was also Landis' third goal in conference play, tying her for second in goals scored in league games. - Kelsey Hunyadi assisted on the goal, giving her a point in nine of 12 games this season. - Kayla Price recorded her first career SEC shutout and her fourth of the season, tying her for fourth most shutouts among UK freshmen goalies. Men's soccer - The No. 21 Kentucky men's soccer team wrapped up a brutal travel stretch with two games in the Sunshine State last week, part of a six-day journey. UK suffered a pair of overtime losses, falling 2-1 at No. 10 UCF on Wednesday in Orlando, before FIU notched a 1-0 overtime win over UK on Sunday in Miami. - Kentucky completed its rugged travel slate with the two-game swing in Florida. During a 15-day span the Wildcats traveled more than 9,700 miles, including trips to California, South Carolina, Nebraska and Florida. During that stretch, UK faced No. 3 Creighton, No. 10 UCF, No. 13 Cal, No. 15 Brown, Stanford and FIU. - The Wildcats have been paced by a prolific offensive attack through their first 13 games, netting 27 goals, posting 2.08 goals scored per game and 16.4 shots per contest. In 19 games last year, UK netted 18 total goals. Entering the week, UK was tied with No. 2 Maryland for the NCAA lead in goals scored.
Cross country - The UK men's cross country team finished in eighth place out of 29 teams Saturday at the 10th annual Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky. - Men's cross country junior Luis Orta has been on a tear during the 2011 season, finishing in 10th out of 240 runners. Orta has finished in the top 10 in each of UK's first three races, including first-place finishes in each of UK's first two races. Orta's time of 24:17.72 is the fastest time for an 8,000-meter run in the SEC so far this season. - The UK women's cross country team finished in 18th place at the Greater Louisville Classic and was led by junior Chelsea Oswald for the third-consecutive race of the season.
Women's golf - Kentucky won the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational with a total score of 60-over-par 924, eight strokes better than second place, UCF. - Three Cats finished in the top 10: Ashleigh Albrecht (1st), Ashlee Rose (T4th) and Betsie Johnson (T8th). - Albrecht claimed her second victory in her collegiate career with 12 birdies and an eagle for the tournament. - This is Kentucky's first win in head coach Golda Johansson Borst's short tenure at UK and the program's first win since April 2009, when the Cats won the Lady Mocs Intercollegiate.
Men's golf - The UK men's golf team finished the rain-shortened Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational in fourth with an 18-hole score of 294 (+10). - Sophomore Cody Martin carded an even-par round of 71 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for fourth place. Martin has finished in the top five in each of Kentucky's first three tournaments this season. - Senior Mads Kristensen also had a strong day, carding a 1-over par 72 to finish in a tie for seventh place. - The tournament was scheduled as a 54-hole event, but the first day of the tournament was rained out, shortening it to one day and 18 holes. Women's tennis - The UK women's tennis team hosted its annual fall tournament, the UK Invitational. - Junior Jessica Stiles took third place in her singles draw after defeating Jennifer Rabot of Purdue University in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. - Sophomores CeCe Witten and Caitlin McGraw and freshman Stephanie Fox all won their singles consolation draws. Upcoming schedule
Football - Kentucky won its sixth-consecutive home opener dating back to 2006 when it defeated Central Michigan 27-13. The win improved Kentucky's record in home openers to 92-23-6 all-time. - The Wildcats were led by a solid offensive performance in the second half behind true freshman tailback Josh Clemons' 87-yard game-winning touchdown. The 87-yard run was the fourth longest rush in school history and the longest for any UK player since Bernie Scruggs' 88-yard scamper vs. Georgia in 1970. It was the longest rush by a UK freshman in school history. - UK quarterback Morgan Newton also played well in the second half, leading the Wildcats' comeback victory by throwing a 34-yard touchdown pass to junior La'Rod King and rushing for a one-yard score to seal the UK win. - Kentucky's defense earned its second consecutive second-half shutout, limiting Central Michigan's offense in the final two quarters. The Wildcats had three players with double-figure tackles, including seniors Danny Trevathan and Winston Guy gathering 13 stops apiece.
Volleyball - The Kentucky volleyball team concluded nonconference action on a seven-match winning streak to improve to 9-2 on the young season. In UK's seven-match winning streak, the Blue and White have yielded just one set and swept six of seven opponents. - Kentucky began the week by defeating its rival Louisville in a 3-0 match. It marked the first sweep for UK over the Cardinals since 1988. Sophomore Whitney Billings led the team with 11 kills on a career-high .450 hitting clip. She contributed a season-high 15 digs and also turned back four opponent attacks to lead the charge. - Junior Stephanie Klefot picked up 69 digs for the week and became the 10th player in school history to chart 1,000 or more digs in a career.
Women's soccer - Kentucky won its second championship in as many weeks, posting a pair of 2-0 wins over Louisville and SE Missouri in the Tropical Smoothie Invitational. The Wildcats are 7-0-0 to start the season, their best start since the 2001 season. UK is the last undefeated team left in the Southeastern Conference, - The Wildcats have scored four goals off corner kicks in the last four matches. - Kayla Price has tallied three shutouts this season, including two over the weekend. She is one shy of fourth on UK's shutout list among freshmen. - Senior captain Kelsey Hunyadi has a team high 13 points on four goals and five assists, both team highs.
Men's soccer - The 15th-ranked Kentucky men's soccer team wrapped up a grueling stretch with the two games in the Golden State, falling to Stanford 3-1 on Friday night and suffering a 3-2 setback vs. No. 13 Cal on Sunday, with UK owning a 4-2 win over IPFW on Tuesday. - The Wildcats have been led by junior forward and All-America candidate Matt Lodge, who paces UK with five goals and three assists through the first seven games of the year, firing a staggering 36 shots. Sophomore forward Tyler Riggs leads UK in scoring with five goals and four assists, including a team-best two game-winning goals. - Overall, UK owns a staggering 129-63 advantage in shots and a 57-25 lead in corner kicks against its opposition. Women's golf - The University of Kentucky women's golf team is tied for first in the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial after one round of action. The Cats are led by junior Ashleigh Albrecht who is currently tied for first overall. - The Cats shot a 299 leaving them tied for second with Texas and only three strokes behind the leader, Auburn. - Albrecht shot a 2-under 70 that has her tied for first place. Senior Ashlee Rose also finished the first round in the top 10 with a 2-over 74.
Monday, September 12 Women's golf at Texas A&M MO-morial Men's golf at Marshall Invitational
Tuesday, September 13 Women's golf at Texas A&M MO-morial Men's golf at Marshall Invitational Friday, September 16 Men's soccer vs. Brown - 5:30 p.m. (Columbia, S.C.) Volleyball hosts Auburn - 7:00 p.m. Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four
Saturday, September 17 Football hosts Louisville - 7:00 p.m. Women's soccer at Dayton - 7:30 p.m. Men's golf hosts Bluegrass Fall Invitational Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four Cross country at Tennessee Invitational
Sunday, September 18 Men's soccer vs. High Point - 5:30 p.m. (Columbia,S.C.) Volleyball hosts Auburn - 2:00 p.m. Men's golf hosts Bluegrass Fall Invitational Women's tennis at Ohio State/Kansas State Fall Tournaments Men's tennis at Olympia Falls Invite/Duke Fab Four
Women's soccer: - The UK Women's soccer team opened the 2011 season with a 3-0 win at Oakland Friday. - Freshman Molly Huber led the Wildcats in scoring in the season opening win over Oakland tallying a goal and an assist. The last time a freshman led UK in scoring in the season opener was in the 2002 lid lifter. - Freshman goalie Kayla Price recorded a shutout in her first collegiate appearance. It was the first time in school history that a true freshman posted a shutout in the season opener. - It was the second straight season the Wildcats posted a shutout in the season opener and the seventh time in program history. Men's soccer: - The UK men's soccer team will open the 21st season in program history, Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET, hosting Dayton at the UK Soccer Complex. - The Wildcats return a pair of former freshmen All-America selections, including defender Dylan Asher and midfielder Matt Lodge, in addition to all-conference performers goalkeeper Tyler Beadle and defender Brad Walker. - UK head coach Ian Collins, who has presided over 18 seasons of UK soccer, sits a win shy of 200 career victories entering the 2011 season. - Amongst C-USA coaches, the Wildcats were voted to finish fifth in the league in the preseason, with Asher and Lodge named preseason All-Conference USA.
Volleyball: - The volleyball team will open the 2011 season on the road in Tallahassee, Fla., at the Florida State Invitational. UK will take on Albany, No. 23 Tulsa and the host Seminoles in the two-day tournament. - All four squads in the round-robin tournament were NCAA participants a season ago. - Kentucky is one of just 18 teams in the nation to appear in six consecutive NCAA Tournaments. - The Wildcats return five starters to a 17-win team including reigning Southeastern Conference Libero of the Year Stephanie Klefot. - Klefot and senior Becky Pavan were named to the preseason All-SEC team as selected by the conference's coaches. - Kentucky's freshman class of Jessy Hoeschler, Jackie Napper, Lauren O'Conner and Kayla Tronick was rated among the top-30 in the nation according to PrepVolleyball.com.
Softball - Kentucky has advanced to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large bid for the third consecutive season. - The Wildcats are one of just 31 teams in the nation to achieve three straight bids. Seven teams from the SEC have matched UK's feat. - Sophomore Kara Dill led the Wildcats in their opening round loss to eventual-champion Tennessee in the SEC Tournament. Dill was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run driven in. - Senior Megan Yocke was tabbed to the SEC first team for the second straight season. She is now just the second player in school history to earn All-SEC status in all four seasons. - Senior Meagan Aull was tabbed the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year. She is the first UK player to win the award. Aull and teammate Kara Dill were named to the All-SEC second team. Emily Jolly was tabbed to the All-SEC Freshman team.
Baseball - Behind the blistering bat of junior Thomas McCarthy and a red-hot offensive attack, the Kentucky baseball team posted three wins during a four-game week, including the first series win over Georgia since the 2007 season, falling just shy of the first UK sweep of the Bulldogs since the 1993 season. - The Wildcats rode a dynamic offensive approach during the four-game week, batting .393 overall with nine homers, 59 hits and 33 runs scored as a team. UK was led by McCarthy throughout the week, with the third baseman batting .684 during the four games and .714 (10-for-14) during the three-game weekend. McCarthy tallied his first career multi-homer game on Saturday, as UK clinched the series with a dominating 12-5 win. - The Wildcats have been led offensively by McCarthy, who paces UK with a .359 average, adding an SEC-leading 19 doubles, one triple, seven homers and 34 RBI and eight stolen bases. Chad Wright has hit .345 with 14 doubles, six homers and 34 RBI, swiping 16 bags. Shortstop Taylor Black has added a .308 mark with three homers and 37 RBI, while UK's two-man catching tandem of Luke Maile and Michael Williams have combined for 16 homers and 57 RBI. - On the mound, UK has been led by one of the top starting pitchers in the country, junior right-hander Alex Meyer (6-5, 3.06 ERA), who leads UK and the SEC with 101 strikeouts in 94 innings. In relief, UK lefty Alex Phillips (1-2, 2.36 ERA) has appeared in a team-high 26 games with two saves and only one walk in 34.1 frames. Freshman Trevor Gott (2-4, 2.73 ERA) has added two saves in 22 relief outings, with 32 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.
Men's tennis - With the score tied 3-3 and a spot in the NCAA Championships Sweet 16 on the line, University of Kentucky men's tennis junior Alex Musialek downed Louisville's Viktor Maksimcuk 6-0 in the third set, giving No. 10 Kentucky a 4-3 victory over No. 24 Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Championships. - The win for Musialek advances Kentucky to its second consecutive Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championships. It is the first time UK has advanced to consecutive Sweet 16s in 19 years when the 1991 team fell in the round of 16 and the 1992 team fell in the quarterfinals. The Wildcats are now 42-3-1 all-time against the Cardinals. - Kentucky continues to add to its school record for wins in a single season, moving the record to 28 wins. The Wildcat are now 6-2 this year against teams ranked 11-25 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings and 17-8 overall against ranked foes. - Kentucky finishes the season with an 18-3 record at the Boone Tennis Center and improves its home record to 46-9 since the start of the 2009 season.
Track and field - Senior Colin Boevers won his second-straight SEC discus title with a career-best throw of 196-00/59.74m on his opening throw of the competition. The title extends UK's streak of discus champions to four straight dating back to Chase Madison in 2008 followed by Rashaud Scott in 2009. - The leading point scorer for the Wildcats was senior Mary Angell, who, after a career performance on Saturday in the discus, put together a personal-best throw of 53-06.25/16.31m in the shot put to finish third. The senior is now third on both UK's discus and shot put all-time lists. - Keith Hayes finished third in the 110m hurdles with a career-best time of 13.70, which ranks second all-time at UK. Hayes continued his streak of personal records in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.96, improving his place on UK's all-time list to third. - In two grueling long-distant events, the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m run, junior Luis Orta claimed top-five finishes in both. Orta added to his second-place finish in the steeplechase with a fifth-place performance in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:25.68. - The men's team finished seventh overall with 54 points while the women's team finished eighth with 42 points.
Tuesday, May 17 Baseball hosts Western Kentucky - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19 Men's tennis vs. Florida - 3 p.m. (Stanford, Calif.) Baseball at Florida - 7 p.m.
Friday, May 20 Softball vs. Notre Dame - 5:30 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Baseball at Florida - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 21 Softball vs. Michigan/W. Michigan - Noon/2:30/5 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Men's tennis vs. Southern Cal/Ga. Tech - 3 p.m. (Stanford, Calif.) Baseball at Florida - 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 Softball vs. Michigan/W. Michigan/Notre Dame - 1 p.m./3 p.m. (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Softball - With a 10-2 victory over No. 23 Auburn, Kentucky matched a single-season program record with 36 overall wins on the season. - UK has earned the No. 6 overall seed in the SEC Tournament for the third straight season. It marks the first time in school history UK has advanced to the conference tournament in three straight seasons. - Seniors Meagan Aull, Samantha DeMartine and Megan Yocke combined for an 8-for-10 day at the plate with six runs scored and eight RBI in the win over the Tigers. Aull was a perfect 4- for-4 with a career-high five RBI. - Junior Brittany Cervantes became just the second player in a single-year to record 50 or more runs in a single season at UK.
Baseball - The baseball team completed a three-game week with a series against the No. 1 Vanderbilt Commodores, opening the series with a 2-0 win before falling Saturday and Sunday with the Dores claiming the hard-fought series. - Kentucky rode the hot hand of pitching sensation Alex Meyer in the series opener vs. Vanderbilt. He tossed his second complete game shutout of the year and his league-leading fourth complete game of the season in a 2-0 blanking of the red-hot Dores. Meyer allowed only five singles in the game and one walk, lifting UK to its first win over a No. 1-ranked foe since the 2007 season. In the win, UK got a solo homer from Thomas McCarthy and added an insurance run from Braden Kapteyn for the difference. - In the next two games of the series, Vanderbilt posted wins to clinch the three-game set. In the Saturday game, Vandy rode the strong left-handed arm of 2010 Cape Cod League Pitcher of the Year Grayson Garvin, to a 10-3 win to even the series. In the finale, UK owned a 3-2 lead before committing an error in the seventh inning to even up the game. VU then plated three runs on five consecutive two-out hits in the top of the ninth inning to secure the series for a 6-3 win.
Men's tennis - The No. 10 UK men's tennis team will make its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament when it hosts the first and second rounds of the event May 13-14 at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. This is the third consecutive year UK has hosted a regional. All of UK's NCAA appearances have come under Dennis Emery's direction. The 29th-year Wildcat mentor ranks second in the nation among active coaches in NCAA Championship appearances. - UK enters the tournament after one of the best regular seasons in school history with a school-record 26 wins. The Wildcats are fresh off an appearance in the finals of the SEC Tournament, marking their second finals appearance in school history and the first since UK claimed the title in 1992. - Senior Brad Cox and juniors Alex Musialek and Eric Quigley will compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships after receiving at-large bids into the field. Quigley and Musialek will play in the singles tournament, while Cox and Quigley will team up in doubles. Cox is the first player in school history to play in the doubles championship all four seasons.
Track and field - Colin Boevers, the reigning SEC champion in the discus throw, threw a season-best mark of 58.39m/191-07 to claim victory at the Billy Hayes Invitational. The season- and event-best throw extends the seniors SEC-leading mark, ahead of Auburn freshman Stephen Saenz who owns a season-long mark of 183-05. - Mary Angell also won the discus throw with a long throw of 51.25m/168-02, which is just shy of her career-best mark of 53.57m/175-09 set earlier this season at the Sea Ray Relays. - Boevers grabbed a runner-up finish in the shot put with a career-long toss of 17.14m/56- 03.00, moving him up to sixth in the SEC. Boevers had thrown his previous career-best mark of 16.91m /55-05.75 in Louisville, Ky., during the Kentuckiana Border Battler on April 9. - Angell produced a career-best toss in the shot put as well with a mark of 15.36m/50-04.75 to finish in fifth position. Angell's toss moves her into fifth place on UK's all-time outdoor shot put list, just behind current injured teammate Jennifer Svoboda, and seventh overall on the current SEC rankings.
Women's golf - The Kentucky women's golf team concluded its season Saturday with a 20th-place finish in the East regional of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships held at the Legends Course at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. - Sophomore Ashleigh Albrecht led Kentucky with a final score of 9-over par to finish in a tie for 44th place. - Albrecht, a Murrieta, Calif., native, finished her season with eight rounds of par or better and now has 12 career rounds of par or better, both UK program records. - Albrecht's season scoring average of 75.36 is the second best in school history. - In UK head coach Golda Johansson Borst's first year of coaching, the Cats finished with a team scoring average of 306.30, the second best score in UK history.
Tuesday, May 10 Baseball hosts Indiana - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 12 Softball vs. Tennessee (SEC Quarterfinals) - noon (Oxford, Miss.) Track and field at SEC Championships (Athens, Ga.)
Friday, May 13 Men's tennis hosts Cleveland State - 3 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Softball vs. Florida/Auburn (Semifinals) - 3 p.m. (Oxford, Miss.) Baseball hosts Georgia - 6:30 p.m. Track and field at SEC Championships (Athens, Ga.)
Saturday, May 14 Men's tennis hosts Louisville/Cornell - 3 p.m. (NCAA Tournament) Baseball hosts Georgia - 4:30 p.m. Softball SEC Championship - 8 p.m. (Oxford, Miss.) Track and field at SEC Championships (Athens, Ga.) Baseball hosts Georgia - 1 p.m. Track and field at SEC Championships (Athens, Ga.)