Women’s soccer remains winless in SEC

The UK women’s soccer team was held scoreless in a rain-soaked game at Florida, falling to the No. 25 Gators 1-0 yesterday.

The loss left the Cats (6-4-2, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) still seeking their first win in conference play.

Florida scored the game’s only goal at the 23-minute mark on a Stacy Bishop header.

The Cats had their best opportunity to score in the 75th minute, when senior Kate Rowlands set up senior Sarah Gaunt with a centering pass. Gaunt’s shot got past Florida goalie Katie Fraine, but the ball went just wide of the right post.

The Cats return home Friday for the first time since a Sept. 20 match against Morehead State. UK hosts the No. 6 Tennessee Lady Vols.

Women’s golf finishes 17th

The No. 33 UK women’s golf team shot a third-round 314 yesterday, finishing in 17th place in the Lady Tarheel Invitational, a finish that disappointed coach Myra Blackwelder.

“We were obviously disappointed by how we finished today,” Blackwelder said in a press release. “I thought we were a little flat this week, and part of that has to do with fatigue and such a short turn-around.”

The Cats’ top scorer, junior Mallory Blackwelder, finished 44th individually, posting a third-round score of 76.

Freshman Louise Ljungstedt and sophomore Erica Still tied for 66th place, and freshman Paige Lausier and senior Elizabeth Dotson tied for 71st and 81st, respectively, to round out the scoring for UK.

Rifle team outshoots Ohio State

Tom Csenge led all shooters, tallying a match-high 1,177 cumulative score as the UK rifle team opened its 2007-08 season with a 4,649-4,505 win over Ohio State yesterday.

The Cats got strong performances from both guns, racking up a 2,314 smallbore total and a 2,335 air rifle score. Pacing UK was Csenge, whose 584 smallbore and 593 air rifle scores led competition. Senior captain Ray Geyer pitched in, posting an 1,170 total score (583 smallbore, 587 air rifle).

The top six smallbore finishers and the top three air rifle finishers of the competition were Cat shooters. Along with Csenge and Geyer, Andrew Roland and sophomore Jen Pason rounded out the top four total scores of the day, all belonging to UK.