Kentucky swept its season series with South Carolina for the first time since 1993 with a thrilling 3-2 victory on Sunday. UK rallied from a two-game deficit for the win. Four Wildcats recorded double-figure kills led by Alex Montefalco's 19. Jenni Casper had 22 digs while Julie Gagnon added a careerhigh 13. Kentucky fell on Friday to No. 16 Tennessee, 0-3, despite getting 12 kills on .375 hitting and three blocks from junior captain Amy Kaplan.
MEN'S SOCCER -- MAC CHAMPIONS:
Kentucky jumped into the top 25 for the first time this year at No. 22 after beating Cincinnati and No. 17 UAB. The Wildcats snapped the Bearcats six-game unbeaten streak before ending UAB's sevengame home win streak. Junior defender Brandon Stewart had the game winning goal in both contests and has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.
Kentucky earned the eighth seed in the SEC Tournament despite dropping its fifth-consecutive match on Friday to Vanderbilt. The Cats meet SEC champion Tennessee Thursday at 6 p.m. in the tournament's first round. The No. 6 Lady Vols beat Kentucky, 1-0, after scoring with four seconds left two weeks ago in Knoxville. Kentucky is the only team in the SEC to qualify for all 12 conference tournaments.
Kentucky's Allison Grace crossed the finish line seventh at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, Ark, earning first team All-SEC honors. For the men, John Richardson crossed the finish line first for the Cats in 31st place with a time of 24:44.57. Both the men and women recorded eighth place finishes at the conference meet.
SWIMMING & DIVING:
The 20th-ranked Kentucky men won 8 of 13 events but fell on the short end of a 123-120 defeat Friday at No. 10 Tennessee. The 17th-ranked Lady Vols defeated the UK women by a 133-110 count. Juniors Steven Manley and Daniel Farnham led UK with two event victories apiece. The Cats travel to Bloomington, Ind., this Saturday to meet Indiana and Northwestern.
Kentucky collected eight singles and five doubles victories at the UT Fall Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. Sophomore Jason Mallaiah led the Cats with two singles wins. Senior All-American Jesse Witten heads to Ann Arbor, Mich., this week for the ITA National Indoor Championships.
All-American Aibika Kalsarieva and Sarah Foster head to the ITA National Indoor Championships this week. Kalsarieva qualified for the singles draw by winning the ITA Southeast Regional singles title and qualified with Foster for the doubles draw after winning the regional doubles title. Foster is the first singles alternate while Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk are the first doubles alternates.
Kentucky team finished tournament play in 14th at the ACC/SEC Challenge, led by junior Ali Kicklighter who finished 40th by firing a 227.