Every week we’ll do a quick rundown of the UK Athletic Schedule. Yes, this is just reposting info you can find at the UK Athletics Website. At least it’ll be reposted in a nice concise manner.
Men’s Soccer — I tell you, Wyatt, the Men’s Soccer team is on a roll. After falling behind early, the Wildcats came back to win against UCF 2-1. Then, after falling behind 2-1, Sophomore midfielder C. J. Tappel evened the score and forced overtime. In the second OT, Senior Midfielder Masumi Turnbull scored the golden goal to give the Wildcats the 3-2 victory. You ever seen somethin’ like that before? Hell, I never even heard of something like that.
With these 4 straight conference wins — including the victory over then-#18 South Carolina — you can tell its not revenge the Wildcats are after; it’s a reckoning. With his two goals in the last two games, C. J. Tappel has been named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week and a member of the Soccer America National Team of the Week. But there’s a fight started that hasn’t been finished with #18 Indiana. The Wildcats meet the Hoosiers in the oak grove at the mouth of Bloomington tonight at 7 PM. Say when.
(Oh yeah, the Wildcats play SMU in Dallas on Sunday. Piss on you, Wyatt.)
Men’s Basketball — The scrimmage that is more important than free football coverage. Be there or be mocked. Also, first exhibition game versus Missouri-St. Louis is Monday at 7 PM. Why couldn’t we just schedule Sullivan University and keep our exhibition money local?
Women’s Volleyball — A solid business trip for the Wildcats last weekend. They posted shutout victories against Mississippi State and Alabama. The ladies are ranked 32nd in the RPI, and 21st in the AVCA polls. This weekend the Wildcats are hosting a rematchs against LSU (#35 in RPI) on Friday at 7PM and Georgia on Sunday at 1:30 PM.
Cross Country — Training for the Nov. 3rd SEC Championships in Starkville. Although I find their training methods a bit desperate:
Women’s Golf — Another strong showing for the Wildcats as they finished the Derby Invitational tied for 8th (out of 17 teams). Starting in 13th place overall on the final day, the Wildcats rally was led by Senior Mallory Blackwelder’s 71 and Junior Kristin Vincent’s 74. Mallory lead the Wildcats overall with a 78-74-71, which tied her for 10th on the individual leaderboard. Freshman Ashlee Rose shot 74-76-76, good for a tie for 17th individually. With their fantastic play, Ashlee and Mallory will be joining Junior Erica Still Cuthbert Cup at Kiawah Island, S.C on Feburary 22nd through 24th.
Men’s Tennis — With his strong showing in the regionals, UK Senior Bruno Agostinelli will be participating in the ITA National Indoor Championships on November 6th through 9th. Other members of the Wildcats will be involved in the Bulldog Scramble hosted by (who else) Georgia November 7th through 9th.
Swimming & Diving (my apologies for not including this last week) — The team couldn’t pull out a victory against Indiana. Senior Shane Eliason and Junior Megan Pulskamp won individual races, and the men won the 200-medley and 400-free relays. Up next, the team hosts the Tennessee Volunteers, with the Men’s team competing on Friday and the Women’s team on Saturday.
Men’s Football — We won’t be Croomed again. No no!
Women’s Basketball — Everybody has a blog nowadays. Sophomore guard Amber Smith just started her second year blogging, and Senior Carly Ormerod has also joined the blogging revolution. Don’t they know that blogging is for nerds who live in their parents basements, or rich lawyers who are trying to find a date? Sheesh.
Remember, Fan Day is this Saturday starting at 10 AM.
Men’s Golf — The Wildcats got clobbered this past weekend at the Isleworth-UCF College Invitational, finishing 17th out of 18 teams. Senior Ben Fuqua led the guys by shooting 72-77-77 to tie for 28th overall. While the field had 13 of the top-30 teams in the nation, Kentucky couldn’t shoot better than two of the 3 teams ranked below Kentucky. While a setback, it doesn’t diminish the their second-place and fourth place finishes earlier this fall season. The Wildcats don’t see action again until February 16th through 17th at the Jacksonville University Invitational in Orlando.
Women’s Soccer — The Wildcats tried to salvage their season, but came up short. They got off on the right start with an overtime 3-2 victory over Mississippi state on Thursday. But in a must-win game at Ole Miss, the Wildcats came up short by the score of 3-1. Senior Kate Hughes scored the lone Wildcat goal. With the loss, the Wildcats are officially ineligible for SEC Tournament for being the last-place team in the SEC Conference. The final game of the season against Vandy is this Friday at 7 PM in Lexington. Hopefully the Wildcats can pull out one final victory for their seniors.
Rifle — Damn those Nanooks! The Alaska-Fairbanks team posted a big advantage in smallbore, pulling out a win from our Wildcats by the score 4651-4635. However, after that loss, the Wildcats rebounded with a victory over Nebraska by the score 4670-4606. Up next on Sunday, the Wildcats host a match with the Skyhawks of UT Martin. When they come in, they’ll have hotchocolate!