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Talent show, dinner highlight five-day event By Cassidy Herrington

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The Student Center Grand Ballroom transformed into an Indian oasis with smells of spices and sights of dazzling saris. The Indian Student Association hosted a dinner and talent show Saturday night, celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Diwali, one of the largest festivals of Hindus, is celebrated for five straight days with the third day, the day of lights, as the main celebration, according to the Society for the Confluence of Festivals of India Web site.

While the shooting killing 13 people and wounding 30 on Thursday occurred in Fort Hood, Texas, three UK ROTC students found a way to pay tribute in Lexington. Pershing Rifleman Chris Peterson, Air Force Cadet Hunter Williams and Commanding Officer Charles Hoffman conducted a changing of the guard and rifle inspection every 20 minutes from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. outside Buell Armory to commemorate the deceased soldiers. The Thursday shooting occurred at a military processing center in Fort Hood, Texas, according to media reports as of Sunday evening. The primary suspect is Maj. Malik Hasan, at a practicing psychiatrist at Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood. Williams said he immediately felt remorse in reaction to the shooting. “I really felt bad at first,” Williams said. “A little sense of anger came later.” For Peterson, the shooting hit particularly close to home. Last summer, he participated in a cadet troop leader training session at Fort Hood and his father was once stationed there. “It was close to my heart,” he said. After hearing about the shooting, Peterson said he called his sponsor from his summer session to make sure no one he knew was hurt. “I felt sick to my stomach,” he said. “It was one of the most wrong things you can do as a soldier, to kill people on your team.” Hoffman heard about the shooting around 2:30 p.m. Thursday and said he was initially shocked by the news. “It’s tragic. We need to support the men and women affected by it,” Hoffman said. Williams chose to participate in Friday’s vigil as a way to pay respect to the families and victims of the shooting. “I think the Fort Hood incident really emotionally hit home,” Williams said. “As someone going into the military, it’s a way to show respect.”


Jim Wade taps the iron mixture, releasing it from the furnace, during the 17th Annual Iron Pour at the Reynolds Building #2 on Saturday.

“Every state is almost

divided on the basis of language, people don’t know how to understand each other.” SUVID JOSHI

ISA publicity manager

The show featured dancing, singing and comedy sketches. Between acts, the show hosts demonstrated the “10 ways to be an Indian,” acting out playful stereotypes of Indian culture. ISA Publicity Manager Suvid Joshi, held several roles in the show, including planning, hosting and dancing, and said the event provided educational aspects. “There are so many myths and things that even Indians don’t even know about Indians,” Joshi said. “Every state is almost divided on the basis of language, people don’t know how to understand each other.” Vamsi Deepkanth Nallamothu, president of the ISA, said the organization hosts several events throughout the year. “We show Indian culture in every event we have,” Nallamothu said. “We think it’s important to learn different diversities and cultures from India.” The mixed assortment of performances and displays of culture was comparable to the diversity within India, Joshi said. For more information on the ISA and its events, visit, (

Above: Arturo Sandoval, UK art professor, along with many others, carve designs into scratch blocks during the Iron Pour on Saturday. The scratch blocks are used as molds for iron to be poured into. Right: Iron was poured into several different casts for the Iron Pour on Saturday.

Artists gather for molten art By Brittany Hedges

Protective gear was worn as sparks flew when members of UK’s Department of Art demonstrated the trade of iron pouring, a process where smashed iron and coal are put into a furnace reaching about 3200 degrees to be melted and created into artwork. More than 40 students participated along with local and out-ofstate artists. in the 17th Annual Iron Pour. “Our goal is to make art,” said Robin Baker, a Lexington artist. “It’s very communal, you can’t pour iron by yourself. You need a lot of people with different jobs to do this.” After the iron is completely melted it is poured into molds that have been previously created by artists and students.

More than 5,000 pounds of iron were used in Saturday’s pour and the event did not end until all the molds are filled and all the iron was gone, Baker said. In addition to artist and student molds being poured, mini one-sided molds created by visitors were filled as well. Many different pieces of sculpture art result from iron pours. Baker’s hope was to create a self-portrait form, creating three versions of the same mold design, then shattering two of them off a pedestal and placing the third so it looks as if it is about to fall off the pedestal as well. “It’s going to represent jumping, falling without knowing what’s going to happen, with resolve to get back up,” Baker said. Megan Burkhart, an art studio sculpture senior, participated in the iron pour for the second year.

Burkhart’s vision was of a smaller sculpture, but one that would involve just as much additional work. “It’s a relief in iron of a woman’s torso that goes to right above her lips,” Burkhart said. “I want to eventually add more pieces to it.” Those participating in the pour were required to wear special protective equipment, including steel-toed boots, leather chaps, jackets and gloves, safety helmets and glasses. “I do it because it’s fun,” Burkhart said. “Iron is something that makes a statement.” The iron pour took place in the middle of a two-week celebration of UK’s metal arts program. This week’s will focus around visiting artist David Lobdell, who will present iron workshops and an arts profession lecture, scheduled for Friday at noon in room 118 of White Hall Classroom Building.

Newton finds stride in 37-12 win over EKU without Locke, Cobb By Ben Jones

Even as junior quarterback Mike Hartline paced the sidelines of UK’s 37-12 win over Eastern Kentucky without crutches after taking his first passes in practice earlier in the week, his replacement was finding his own footing. Freshman quarterback Morgan Newton completed 20 of 29 passes for 187 yards and his first two career passing touchdowns, which came on consecutive offensive snaps, to lead the Cats (5-4, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) to a win on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.

In delivering his most complete offensive performance of the season, Newton continued to show progression from week to week since becoming UK’s starter three games ago. “When we went down to Auburn and you called a pass, you didn’t know what was getting ready to happen,” UK offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders said of Newton’s development. “You knew what he had done in practice but you didn’t know exactly what was getting ready to happen. Today, when we would have passes called, I pretty much knew where the ball was going to go once the ball was

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snapped.” Though Newton didn’t complete a pass of longer than 18 yards, he took only one sack and didn’t have any interceptions. He was also playing without two of his top offensive threats, as junior tailback Derrick Locke and sophomore wide receiver Randall Cobb sat the game out with injuries. “This week was better than last week, and that’s what I have to continue to do, get better each week,” Newton said. “I think we should be in good shape.” Newton’s progression – from precocious freshman to emergency game manager to Saturday’s performance –

sparked hope in his teammates on both sides of the ball. “It’s a lot more confidence,” senior linebacker Sam Maxwell said. “Knowing that the offense has the power to go down the field and score has an effect on (the opposing) offense, it pushes them to score and that can frustrate them into more turnovers.” The win ran UK’s nonconference win streak to 18, a school record. UK’s last loss out of conference play was a 59-28 clobbering at the hands of Louisville in the 2006 season. The victory also puts UK within one win of becoming bowl eligible for the fourth

Freshman quarterback Morgan Newton threw his first two career passing touchdowns in the third quarter of UK’s 37-12 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. PHOTO BY ALLIE GARZA STAFF

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No. 2 Cool Cats notch first win over Hoosiers since 1993 By Aaron Smith


In concert, Jewel remains a star There’s nothing fancy about Jewel’s concerts. That’s not the way she rolls. “It’s just me and my guitar,” says the country-folk-pop singer from Durham, N.C., a stop on her tour. “I don’t do set lists. Every show is different.” Besides playing favorites like “You Were Meant For Me,” “Hands” and “Foolish Games” as well as stuff off the new album, “Lullaby,” she tells stories and interacts with the audience. You may even hear how the hit “Who Will Save Your Soul” came to be. The single is from 1995’s “Pieces of You,” which became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going platinum 12 times. On her inspiration for the popular tune: “I wanted to hitchhike to Mexico for spring break _ like all parents want their kids to do _ and hoboed by train. We’d get off and watch the people walk by.” The first time Jewel heard “Soul” on the radio, she pulled over her car and cried _ but not out of pride. “I sounded like Kermit the Frog. I was so nervous, and my throat tightened up _ it was embarrassing,” admits the 35year-old former street performer, adding, “Embarrassing all the way to the bank.” The Alaska native, who is married to rodeo star Ty Murray, doesn’t have vocal problems anymore. “I’ll do 17 shows in 17 days. I really have a strong voice,” says Jewel (last name: Kilcher). “I’ve sung all my life and know my voice inside and out. I think what a lot of people experience is psychosomatic.” But she has no issue with today’s pop singers

With the scoreboard frozen after the final buzzer sounded, UK hockey players stood in the center of the ice, waving goodbye as their opponents trickled off the ice in defeat. It seemed UK was sending off not only a vanquished foe but also ghosts of its own past. UK (15-2 in Division II play) defeated Division I opponent Indiana (4-12) 5-2 for the first time since 1993. “We had never beat Indiana since I’ve been around here, but I guess we had to wait until they went to DI to do it,” UK head coach Rob Docherty said. “This win showed we have tons of character, tons of heart, and we earn everything. I’m so proud of them, they worked their butts off to get this win and to get the success we’ve had this season.” The victory could hardly have come at a better time. ACHA rankings, released on Thursday, put UK at No. 2 in the Southeast division. Beating Indiana, a team that plays a division above UK, would bolster its chances of grabbing a top spot. Junior goalie Jim Borgaard called the game a “must-win.” If UK felt like it was a must-win, Indiana felt like it was a must-answer. No matter what the Cool Cats did in the early going, Indiana countered. Indiana twice tied the game in the first two periods after UK took the lead before sen-



who have “technical assistance.” “I think the young artists push themselves too hard,” she says. “I can’t imagine dealing with the pressure and scrutiny they deal with on a daily basis. Whether you’re a small artist or a phenomenon, nothing’s easy, nothing’s free.” Jewel and Murray keep to themselves on their Texas ranch, staying out of the Hollywood fray. “I’m not in the tabloids. I’ve never lived a very salacious life or left a party coked out with no underwear.” Safe to say she never will. “People always ask me about Paris Hilton. I wouldn’t trade places with her for anything.” COPYRIGHT 2008 MCT

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — The name of the game today is persuasion. Don’t apply force. Instead, use soothing words, potions or touch. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Someone tries hard to change your mind. Face it: your mind could stand a change. Imagine a brighter future. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is an 8 — You need some convincing before you take action. Review the data and see how it feels. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Domestic issues

ior Alex Robinson scored a power play goal to close the second period. “To see the crowd erupt after that goal, and we stormed into the locker room, and the whole countdown with the crowd going ‘3, 2, 1,’ and then I put the puck in, it was all unreal,” Robinson said. Even with the last-second theatrics, UK found itself in the same situation as it did on Friday: up by 1 heading into the final period. That night, UK failed to ice the victory as IU stormed back with four unanswered goals. Saturday proved a different ending. Docherty said the Cats failed to crash the net enough in Friday’s 7-5 loss. UK turned things around in the second part of the homeand-away series with the Hoosiers, scoring two goals off rebounds, including one by Glass in the third period that gave the Cats a 4-2 lead. “We pounced on rebounds, flew to the goal,” Docherty said. “Crashing the net was the big difference in getting the result we wanted.” For all the hype that surrounds the highoctane offense, it was the defense that keyed the victory against the Hoosiers behind Borgaard’s play. “We really shut them down after the first period,” freshman Dylan Rohar said. “IU was keeping lots of traffic in front of Jim, but we were clearing the puck out and Jim was so solid in goal tonight. He had a couple saves on IU breakaways that turned the game for us.”

require stern measures. Handle your own assignment, and give others plenty of time for theirs. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Everybody wants to be in charge today. You know that won’t work. Save your ideas for tomorrow. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — A female takes every opportunity to get the upper hand. React only if you truly care. Otherwise, let her plot the course. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — You can’t dance to more than one tune at a time. Handle responsibilities first, needs second and desires third. Scorpio (Oct. 23—Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — A female provides just the right change to your attire or appearance. You look like a million dollars! Now go get it.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Power falls into your lap. A group decides you’re the right person to lead them. Remember to say “thank you.”

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — The group seems to think you’re wrong. Oh, well. Restate your decision in practical terms they can understand. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Use your powers of persuasion to convince co-workers to go along with your plan. Concise language works best. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — The females in your life present the facts. If you accept them, you get a chance to expand your power base. (C) 2009 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

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KERNEL EDITORIAL BOARD Kenny Colston, editor in chief Austin Schmitt, asst. opinions editor Melissa Vessels, managing editor Ben Jones, sports editor Allie Garza, managing editor Megan Hurt, features editor Wesley Robinson, opinions editor The opinions page provides a forum for the exchange of ideas. Unlike news stories, the Kernel’s unsigned editorials represent the views of a majority of the editorial board. Letters to the editor, columns, cartoons and other features on the opinions page reflect the views of their authors and not necessarily those of the Kernel.

UK fails to comprehensively cover conflict debate KERNEL EDITORIAL

It’s common sense to know the best speakers flock to the best universities, a status UK hopes to achieve by 2020. In the latest move towards that trend, UK spent more than $45,000 to bring former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to UK. “We can’t get world leaders to come to UK for

lunch,” Assistant Provost Richard Greissman said. According to a Nov. 5 Kernel article, Olmert's speech was arranged through The Great Talent Network Agency, who contacted UK about a speaking engagement, and the funds for the lecture came from discretionary funds from donations. It’s common sense for UK to take advantage of a

prominent speaker on a national tour and add him to a speaking series that will address the Israeli-Palestine conflict. But the real issue is how the series as a whole has been composed and the perspective bias UK has opened itself up to. As it stands now, Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi is scheduled to speak in the spring. UK will

pay Ashrawi a $15,000 honorarium, Greissman said, with an additional $10,000 possible for air travel from Jerusalem and a two-night stay in Lexington. Yes, there’s a difference between a former prime minister who’s known internationally and a legislator. But that doesn’t mean that the pay should change. Obviously it’s going to be difficult and expensive to

book speakers from halfway across the world, but the planning has to be better. UK cannot look like it values one side’s goals more than another and must provide students, faculty and staff with the best perspective on an issue of such great importance. If UK truly desires to reach the pinnacle of academic institution excellence, it must not only provide the

necessary funds and resources for advancement, but it must holistically analyze an issue to ensure fairness and equality. Potentially $30,000 difference in pay essentially shows favor for one side over the other. Does UK not think the Palestinian viewpoint is worth the same amount of money as the Israeli viewpoint? Because with such a difference in pay, that’s the message that’s being sent out.

Recording artist’s story educates Transfer experience enhanced by enjoyable UK athletics events young women on domestic abuse When I arrived in August to study for a year at UK through the National Student Exchange program, the very first campus event I went to was the “Big Blue U” pep rally at Commonwealth Stadium. As UK coaches such as women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell and men’s soccer head coach Ian Collins were introduced, the blue-clad TIM crowd responded with quiKROBOTH et, obligatory applause. Kernel However, when men’s columnist basketball head coach John Calipari stepped forward, there was no time for his name to be announced before the students erupted with cheers and chants in honor of their hero. Coach Cal needed no introduction. Almost everywhere I have looked, Coach Cal is there. He is in multiple TV commercials. He is in UK football game programs. He was interviewed during UK’s nationally televised volleyball game against Tennessee. But I longed to see him in action in his true element: coaching on the basketball court. Unfortunately, I was not the only individual eager to see Coach Cal and his starstudded team. Big Blue Madness tickets went on sale and sold out while I dozed on an early October Saturday morning. Later that day, Coach Cal and his players appeared in Commonwealth Stadium at UK’s football game versus Alabama. Moments earlier, the Crimson Tide had sucked the life out of the crowd by scoring two touchdowns in 19 seconds to transform a 76 margin into a 21-6 lead. But when the men’s basketball team entered the east end zone, the stadium played host to a raucous standing ovation as everyone in blue roared in approval during a sustained standing ovation. Who cares about football when we have Coach Cal and his Cats? As the cheers subsided, I was saddened. Part of my reason for coming to UK on an exchange was to experience big-time Southeastern Conference sports, but I had missed the opportunity to witness Big Blue Madness, and at the moment, UK’s football performance was cause for doubting whether I had picked the right SEC school. However, shortly thereafter, an e-mail from the university informed me that I would have a second chance to for an up-

FOOTBALL Continued from page A1 consecutive season. The Cats won handily despite some gaffes in the special teams game. Eastern Kentucky scored its first touchdown on a fake field goal scramble by junior defensive back Marcus Williams, who was the holder on the play. In the third quarter, senior kicker Lones Seiber had a field goal blocked while trying to put UK up 20-6. Seiber missed an extra point attempt in the third quarter after Newton’s second touchdown pass.

“Now they can’t get in, but they can have a lot of say about whether we do or not.”


UK head coach, on next week’s opponent, Vanderbilt

By the fourth quarter, Newton was an afterthought. A fourth string tailback broke a 79-yard run for a touchdown and Tyler Sargent, buried beneath Hartline, Will Fidler and Newton on the depth chart, was taking snaps under center for UK. The Cats face a struggling Vanderbilt team next week with a chance to become bowl-eligible. Brooks wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Hartline’s return, though he said he’ll have

close view of the men’s basketball team. A practice open exclusively to UK students would be held on Friday, Oct. 23 in Memorial Coliseum. Although Coach Cal’s former Philadelphia 76er, Allen Iverson, likely would not have been thrilled about going to a practice, I was elated. All I needed was to attend one of a few select non-revenue sports events, and I would have the “Member of the Big Blue Nation” bracelet required for admittance to the students-only practice. I took the first opportunity: a men’s soccer game against Tulsa. I arrived to the soccer field more than an hour before the match hoping to be one of the first 500 students in attendance, which would make me bracelet-eligible, but a long line preceded me at the gate. A fellow student in the line nervously wondered aloud if 500 students were ahead of us. Thankfully, we were 174th and 175th. After enduring a two-hour wait during a painful 1-0 loss to Tulsa, I finally claimed my bracelet. Oct. 23 finally came. Students packed both sides of the lower level of Memorial Coliseum. UK band members played song after song as the boisterous crowd awaited Coach Cal and the Cats to take the court. At long last, Coach Cal emerged to a standing ovation. Students rejoiced. I was delighted. Coach Cal reminded students how privileged they were to be in his “classroom” and he requested that after cheering for the players when they entered the arena, students watch the practice quietly so his players could pretend nobody was watching and concentrate on getting better. The crowd respectfully obliged. Who can lower and turn up crowd volume as easily as Coach Cal? My fellow students and I watched in silent awe as Coach Cal commanded his troops during drills. The practice did not feature anything flashy, except for the occasional John Wall dunk, but it did reveal Coach Cal’s emphasis on effort and teamwork. As he pushed his players to give their all, he demonstrated that his mantras of energy and team basketball are not merely empty words. I left Memorial Coliseum impressed by Coach Cal and grateful for the inside look. I will certainly treasure every opportunity to witness his team play throughout the upcoming season. Tim Kroboth is a political science and economics junior. E-mail

to see Hartline in practice. With Newton’s immediate future as a developing starter in doubt, the Cats will have to turn their attention to an SEC game that could determine the fate of their season. “It’s obviously going to be a very difficult game,” Brooks said. “I’m sure they’d like to return the favor that we did to them on several occasions when our win knocked them out of a bowl and helped us get in. Now they can’t get in, but they can have a lot to say about whether we do or not.”

Games notes Sophomore wide receiver Randall Cobb sat the game out with a sprained left thumb. He was cleared by doctors to play and dressed, but spent most of the game wearing a headset instead of a helmet. Brooks said he didn’t want to risk aggravating Cobb’s injury … Senior corner Trevard Lindley returned to UK’s secondary for the first time since the Alabama game and finished with two tackles and one pass breakup. He did give up a 42-yard reception to Colonel receiver Orlandus Harris … Sophomore tailback Derrick Locke did not play with nagging injuries in both of his knees, but is expected to be healthy for next week … Sam Maxwell made his team-leading fourth interception of the season in the second half … Freshman tailback Donald Russell busted a 79 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, his first career score, to give UK its final margin of victory.

Many women aren’t concerned with becoming a victim of domestic violence while they’re dating in college. They just don’t believe it’s likely to happen to them beMEGAN cause the HURT stereotypiKernel cal image columnist they see in the media is not of the young woman in her early 20s being abused in a dating relationship. The stereotype is wrong. According to the American Bar Association, approximately 1.3 million women are victims of domestic violence every year. Of those victims, 42 percent are between the ages of 18 and 24, meaning almost half of the women who are abused by their partners are the same age as most college students. Whether out of embarrassment or fear, most women don’t share their stories of domestic violence with the world, and therefore most young women don’t understand how common and how serious it really is. However, the most recent major celebrity domestic violence dispute involving recording artists Chris Brown and Rihanna in February provides a prominent example of the reality of domestic violence. Rihanna chose to speak out about her experience Friday on ABC’s 20/20. On Feb. 7, Rihanna and Brown were driving home from a pre-Grammy party when they got into an argument over a text message from Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Rihanna said. After pulling over on the side of the road in a neighborhood, Brown punched Rihanna repeatedly in the

face and even at one point bit her ear and fingers, according to the police report. Rihanna said the police were called only after someone in a nearby house heard Rihanna’s screams coming from inside the car. After the incident in February, Rihanna temporarily went back to Brown, meeting for a weekend in Miami in the hopes of working out their problems and renewing their relationship. Dianne Sawyer, who conducted the 20/20 interview, said it takes a woman on average seven tries before she will leave her partner. Rihanna said for her it was “more like eight or nine, actually.” “The minute the physical wounds go away, you put it in the back of your head and start lying to yourself, subconsciously,” Rihanna said. “If I feel this depressed, is that what he is going though? Again, lying to yourself. I had to protect him.” “When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part,” she said. “If Chris never hit me again, who’s to say their boyfriend won’t? Who’s to say that they won’t kill these girls? And these are young girls.” Rihanna said the Feb. 7 incident was the first time Brown had physically hurt her, although he had once broken a car window and slammed her up against the wall in previous arguments. Rihanna said she hadn’t felt threatened by Brown in those incidents, but they were clearly warning signs of his temper and violent nature. Like Rihanna, some women ignore the warning signs and stay with their partner while the temper and outbursts escalate into physical violence. Those women usually be-

lieve the situations won’t escalate, but it usually does. It’s better to evaluate the situation as early as those warning signs begin to surface and remove yourself from the situation before it becomes something more painful. Rihanna said she wanted young women in abusive relationships to evaluate the situation critically, because like her, they could be blinded by their love. “Don’t react off of love, f---- love,” she said. “Come out of a situation and look at it third person and for what it really is. And then make your decision, ‘cause love is so blind.” No matter who you are or how you think you will react in an abusive situation, it could happen to you. Rihanna’s experience shows young women that it can happen to anyone. Rihanna built her career off of being an independent and strong female musical artist; something that many people believed made her least likely to become a victim of domestic violence. But it did, in fact, happen to her. “I am strong,” she said. “This happened to me. I didn’t cause this. I didn’t do it. This happened to me and it could happen to anybody, and I’m glad it happened to me, now I can help young girls.” It might seem that Rihanna, as a victim of abuse, isn’t the type of role model to have. But her story can educate young women on domestic violence better than a lecture from a concerned parent or teacher ever can. Through her experience, we can all learn the impact domestic violence has on college-aged women and be more aware in situations we might encounter in the future. Megan Hurt is a journalism senior. E-mail

Cats send off seniors with 2-0 win By Clark Brooks

Senior defender Barry Rice and the rest of his classmates helped the Cats to a 2-0 win over High Point on Senior Day.

The UK men’s soccer team defeated High Point University 2-0 at the UK Soccer Complex on Sunday’s Senior Day. The game was the Cats’ last regular season match in 2009 before the Conference USA Tournament. The Cats clinched a spot in the tournament after beating Southern Methodist University on Wednesday. UK started the game energetically and forced chances early, but High Point soon responded with some fire of their own. Kendall Lawson just missed a header attempt in the ninth minute shortly followed by Scott Rojo’s 20-yard try that was just wide of the goal. “We prepared for this game exactly the same way we did for SMU earlier this week and didn’t want to take this game lightly,” UK head coach Ian Collins said. “Also, we wanted to keep the winning streak alive going into the Conference USA Tournament.” UK kept putting pressure on the High Point defense firing three shots in the 28th minute, two of which were by freshman midfielder Cameron Wilder. The Cats finally finished a chance on a fast break attempt when Lodge’s try was blocked and reserve Josh Albers rebounded the ball in traffic and shot the ball low and under the radar of High Point goalie Michael Chesler right inside the post. The goal was Albers’ first of the season. “We scored a good first goal today,” Collins said. “Come tournament time it’s always crucial to get


that first goal of the game.” The Cats added another goal in the 70th minute off a corner kick when Chad Haggerty connected with Rice who finished the try, scoring his second goal of the year. “Finishing chances has been our problem all year,” Collins said. “If we want to take the conference, we need to keep doing the little things right and put away our chances. High Point couldn’t muster enough offense in the remainder of the game to be effective and were shutout, giving UK’s Williams his seventh of the year.

UK improved to 13-5-0 (5-3-0 CUSA) on the year and is riding a five-game winning streak into the CUSA Tournament. Cats Tim Crone, George Davis IV, Chad Hagerty, Jason Griffiths, Tim Muessig, Marco dos Santos, Barry Rice and Dan Williams were celebrated on Senior Day during the victory. “This is a fantastic group of seniors,” Collins said. “They have won a lot of games in their career and I have a lot of admiration for them. They know how to handle themselves both on and off the field. I’m glad we’ll send them out right.”


The pages of the Kentucky Kernel for Nov. 9, 2009. (A Section)

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