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Kentucky STUNT sweeps weekend in Ashland ahead of National Championship

Samuel Colmar
Kentucky Wildcats junior Gabbi Freeman competes during the Kentucky vs. Michigan State STUNT game on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Michigan State won 15-14. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky STUNT swept a two-game weekend series in Ashland, Ohio, against Mercyhurst and Ashland.

In the opening quarter against Mercyhurst, Kentucky secured an early lead with three points, culminating in a final routine that lacked both excitement and scoring opportunities, resulting in a 3-0 advantage.

During the second quarter, Mercyhurst closed the gap for a tie after Kentucky won the first point, but the Cats took the lead right after, winning two points at the end of the period to take a 7-1 advantage at halftime.

The Wildcats showcased their dominance in the third quarter by securing all four points, leaving Mercyhurst scoreless and this momentum continued into the fourth quarter, where Kentucky swept all 12 points, ultimately securing a resounding victory 23-1.

Entering its second game fueled by its previous victory, Kentucky faced Ashland, a team it had never lost to before.

Early in the game, the Cats seized the initiative by winning the first three points, establishing a strong 3-1 lead.

In the second quarter, Kentucky further extended its advantage by evenly splitting points with Ashland during the initial routines. In the end it won two more points, boasting a 6-2 lead at the half.

Kentucky finished off the game by securing all four available points and continuing its undefeated streak against Ashland. The Wildcats outscored Ashland 12-3 in the end after the team routine to win 22-5.

The team will travel back to its home turf to host the Division-I STUNT National Championships from April 13-14 at Transylvania University.

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