Big Blue Brew 11/16: Kickin' It

Today, we're recapping the men's soccer and women's volleyball matches.

🔵 The Official Daily Newsletter For Kentucky Athletics

Good morning. Just one day away from another Wildcat football game! Planning on traveling to South Carolina for the game? Here’s the Cat Walk info. If not, tune in on the SEC Network.

What else are we mixing into today’s Brew?

⚽️ Game 1: Win
🏐 Volleyball beats Texas A&M
🔵 And much, much more!


🔼 Tourney Takeoff. The men blasted past Xavier with a 2-0 win to advance to game two of the NCAA Tournament. The man of the game was Ben Damge, who scored both goals. His first came at 25:12 and the second at 67:50. Casper Mols and the defense stopped seven of Xavier’s goals for Mols’ seventh shutout of the season. This is Kentucky’s fifth consecutive second-round appearance.

🔼 Sweet 16. Kentucky volleyball won its 16th game of the season against Texas A&M to put them at 16-7 overall and 14-1 in conference. The women won 3-1 for their 13th straight victory, the second-longest active win streak in the country. Four players— Brooklyn DeLeye, Elise Goetzinger, Erin Lamb, and Azhani Tealer— were in the double digits for kills. Kentucky now has a one-match lead over Arkansas in the conference.


Excellent Emma. There are just a few matches left for volleyball in the regular season, and Emma Grome is making the most of it. So far, Grome has been named SEC Setter of the Week and SEC Player of the Week three times and sits first in the NCAA with 12 assists per set.

Today’s question— How many times has Grome been named SEC Setter of the Week?

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


Back on the Field. The football team is set to take on South Carolina tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET, and there are two areas where coaches want to see improvement. First, the rushing attack. The men had a huge 329 yards against Florida, but they haven’t matched that going forward. Head coach Mark Stoops wants the team to be more physical and “get back to point of attack.”

Second, is the defense. Defensive coordinator Brad White wants to see the team pressure the quarterback, play tight coverage, and play complementary football when it comes to coverage and pass rush. Winning one-on-ones is the focal point for White for this weekend.


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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 | Watch

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
⚽️ Men’s Soccer at Notre Dame @ 5pm ET


Answer: 5 times!

🔵 Have a great Friday!