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Kentucky hockey swept during away weekend against Florida Gulf Coast

Kentucky winger Daniel Quartapella (4) prepares to hit the bacll during the Kentucky vs. Boston University hockey game on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at the Lexington Ice and Recreation center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 3-4. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky hockey was swept during a road weekend away at Florida Gulf Coast.

The Wildcats were given a tall task to defeat the No. 1 team in the Southeast Region in FGCU and were ultimately unable to rise to the occasion as they lost both games at Hertz Arena this past weekend.

On Friday Kentucky was defeated 4-1 with its only goal coming late in the second period. Saturday would see a more tightly contested bout despite the 8-3 final.

Florida Gulf Coast struck first with a goal in the first period, but Kentucky’s Cameron Chabot answered a few minutes later to even up the score.

At the end of the first period FGCU scored another goal to lead 2-1 and, at the start of the second period, tacked on one more to take a 3-1 lead.

Kentucky would not go quietly, however, as a goal from defenseman Tim Burke would bring the Wildcats back within one.

Unfortunately for the visitors, the Eagles struck back shortly after to lead 4-2.

Undeterred, the Cats would answer one more time with a goal from Collin Costello to bring the score to a tight 4-3 with seven minutes left in the second period.

All momentum UK had gained quickly shifted back though, as FGCU scored a shorthanded goal during a Kentucky power play.

FGCU would go on to score three more unanswered goals bringing the final score to 8-3. After winning their last eight games to end the fall semester the Wildcats started the spring semester 0-2.

Kentucky hockey will travel to Louisville to take on the Cardinals at the Iceland Sports Complex on Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

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