After 82 minutes of attacks, Kentucky's women soccer team finally cashed in on sophomore Michaela Dooley's goal in the 83rd minute and UK went on to win its fourth straight over visiting Louisville, 2-0, Friday night.
"I had this in my head that it would be really cool for this senior class of wonderful young women to go out 4-0 against Louisville and set a standard for the culture that we are trying to create here at Kentucky," UK Coach Jon Lipsitz said.
Zoe Swift put the match on ice in the 86th minute. Dooley's through ball at the midfield stripe let Swift go one-on-one with the keeper from 35 yards out. Her upper-shelf shot earned her first goal of the season.
Each of the past four seasons, Kentucky has knocked off Louisville 2-0, marking 362 minutes in which UK has yet to allow a U of L goal.
"We made some very big changes at halftime because it was clear Louisville's defending was giving us a lot of problems attacking," Lipsitz said. "We changed everything and every coach's dream is to have a team that is able to make those changes ... and execute our game plan to come away with the win."
Soccer men fall to IU, 1-0
A 61st-minute strike from Indiana's Trevor Swartz gave the No. 17 Hoosiers a 1-0 victory over Kentucky in a lightning-shortened affair at Notre Dame's Alumni Field.
The Wildcats (1-2) had a little more than 10 minutes to find an equalizer before lightning forced the match to be abandoned. Because the match had passed the 70-minute threshold it was ruled a final.
Volleyball 1-1 in Classic
No. 6 Southern California claimed a 3-0 win (25-19, 25-17, 25-19) over No. 16 Kentucky on Friday in the Cats' second match of the day in the Commonwealth Classic.
"The match will be a good learning experience for us," UK Coach Craig Skinner said. "We put ourselves in a good position in set two and three, but we need to trust in ourselves to make plays. Give credit to USC, they are a great team."
Senior libero Jackie Napper posted 20 digs and now has 1,067 in her career to move into ninth place all-time in the UK record books.
Junior Shelby Workman led the way offensively for the Cats with 13 kills. She has now logged 10 or more kills in three straight contests for the first time in her career.
■ Senior Lauren O'Conner and Workman powered Kentucky to a 3-1 win (25-14, 24-26, 25-23, 25-16) over Northern Iowa in the Commonwealth Classic opener.
O'Conner and Workman both had 18 kills, matching O'Conner's career best and setting a new standard for Workman. Junior setter Morgan Bergren dished out 52 assists and added 10 digs in her second consecutive double-double effort. Senior libero Napper totaled a match-high 23 digs which was one shy of a career mark.