Big Blue Brew 11/14: Higher than Upstate

Today, we're looking at the women's victory over USC-Upstate.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. Huge update🚨 Kentucky volleyball just moved up in the rankings to No. 9. And we got to see volleyball alumna and champion Leah Edmond at Sunday’s game. Very cool things happening.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

🏀 Women beat USC-Upstate
🏃 Cross country ends season
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Double-Digit Deal. The women’s basketball team won its second game of the season against USC-Upstate with a 74-66 final score. The best part? All five starters— Brooklynn Miles, Saniah Tayler, Ajae Petty, Amiya Jenkins, and Maddie Scherr— scored in the double digits. Also, the Cats started the game with a 17-0 run. Petty led the team with 19 points and nine rebounds.

🔼 Bid Day. The men’s soccer team just awarded an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Also joining the tournament from the Sun Belt Conference are Marshall, West Virginia, UCF, and James Madison. The Cats are set to play on Thursday against Xavier, who went 4-1-3 in the Big East Conference. Keep updated on the schedule for times and where to watch.

🔼 Closing a Chapter. The cross country team ran in its final competition this past weekend. The men and women competed in the NCAA Southeast Regionals and took 14th and 17th place. Jake Allen led the men with his personal record time of 29:58.0 in the 10k. The women were led by Ally Kruger, with a time of 20:57.0 in the 6k. Many of the cross country athletes will be competing in the track and field season, so stay tuned for those meets.


Throwback Tuesday. Since the soccer regular season is finished and the men just earned conference honors (scroll below to see!), let's take a look back at Ben Damge’s season. He played a total of 18 matches and had 18 shots.

Today’s question— how many of his shots were on goal?

Think you got it? Scroll on down to the bottom of this email for the answer!


Prominent Pair. Goalie Casper Mols and forward Ben Damge were named to the 2023 Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team after a hard-fought season. Mols had 16 starts this season, recording 59 saves and six shutouts. This is Damge’s first conference award of the season, and it’s well deserved after his game-winning goal in the quarterfinal match against James Madison. He started in 11 of the 18 matches he played and had two goals, each of them being game-winning.


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Tuesday, November 14

🏀 Women’s Basketball vs Austin Peay @ 6pm ET | Georgetown, Ky. Davis-Reid Alumni Gym
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs Kansas @ 9:30pm ET

Wednesday, November 15

🏊 Swim & Dive Tennesse Invite

Thursday, November 16

🏊 Swim & Dive Tennesse Invite
⚽️ Men’s Soccer at Xavier (NCAA Tournament) @ TBA
🏐 Volleyball vs Texas A&M @ 7pm ET | Tickets

Friday, November 17

🏊 Swim & Dive Tennesse Invite
🏀 Men’s Basketball vs Stonehill @ 7pm ET

Saturday, November 18

🏃 Cross Country NCAA Championships
🎯 Rifle vs Akron | Scorecard | Live Targets
🏈 Football at South Carolina @ 7:30pm ET

Sunday, November 19

🎯 Rifle at Alaska & Akron | Scorecard | Live Targets
🏐 Volleyball vs Missouri @ 1:30pm ET | Tickets
🏀 Women’s Basketball at Florida Gulf Coast @ 2pm ET


Answer: 8!

🔵 Have a great Tuesday!