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WKU Week In Review

wkuWKU Football Loses To MTSU

Despite outgaining Middle Tennesse State 438 to 342 yards total offense, Western Kentucky’s football team came up short with a 34-29 loss on Thursday.

With the score tied at 24, and with over six minutes left in the game Reggie Whatley blew by everyone with a 67 yard kickoff return to break the deadlock allowing MTSU to come away with the win.

MTSU had the upper hand in the opening period outscoring the Hilltoppers 10-7. The second quarter went better for WKU as they outscored MTSU 10-7. The third period was deadlocked as both teams scored two touchdowns.

Then in the fourth, MTSU cranked it up and outscored the Hilltoppers 10-5.

MTSU ruled the ground with 233 yards rushing and WKU amassed 167 yards on the ground.

WKU held court in the skies as quarterback Kawaun Jakes was 19 of 30 for 283 yards. He had one pick and MTSU managed 118 yards passing.

The Hilltoppers will try and get back on the winning track Satuday as Florida Atlantic comes to town.

WKU Soccer Season Over

WKU suffered its first postseason loss since the 2008 conference championship game as WKU fell 1-0 to North Texas in the semifinals of the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Soccer Championships at “The Cage” at the University of South Alabama.
WKU (12-5-3, 7-2-3) had its seven-game unbeaten streak broken with the season-ending loss..
In the 22nd minute, North Texas (15-4-2, 10-1-1) served a ball to the center of the field that was controlled by Amber Haggerty. Haggerty went around a WKU defender and chipped a shot over the top of WKU keeper Nikki Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio) from about ten-yards out to take a 1-0 lead. The goal broke a streak of two consecutive shutouts by the Hilltoppers against North Texas.
The game marked the final career contest for five seniors, including Buechel, Sims, Lauren Crowder (Germantown, Tenn.), Ali Stahlke (Naperville, Ill.) and Courtney Rymer (Nashville, Tenn.). The group enjoyed 48 wins over the last four years, including a 2011 Sun Belt Conference Championship game appearance. The group won at least nine games each season and finished with at least six conference wins each of the last four seasons.

Men’s Golf Team Finishes Fall Season

The WKU Men’s Golf team wrapped the fall portion of their schedule with their fourth top six finish at the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic in South Carolina. Nate Johnson and Nick Thompson finished tied for 12th shooting six over par. Thompson had a par 71 for his final score. South Carolina won the tournament.

Volleyball Team Finishes Strong On Road

The WKU Volleyball swept Troy on Friday night and South Alabama on Sunday afternoon. Overall they are 28-3 and 14-0 in Sun Belt play. The regular season ends Friday with a contest against Middle Tennessee.

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