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Monday, September 5, 2011

Field Hockey, Soccer take losses....Dream clinch playoff berth with win over Shock

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HAPPY LABOR DAY TO CARDINAL COUPLE READERS!

Your Monday Report...

-Women's Soccer falls to CMU in overtime.

-Field Hockey drops in overtime to Wake Forest.

-Dream dismantle Shock

The Louisville women's soccer team took the Chppewas to overtime but fell 1-0 when CMU
capitalized on a loose ball to drive to the net and shoot one past goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer.
No such celebration for UofL women's soccer Sunday.
The teams played 90 minutes of scoreless soccer in regulation. Both squads finished with 13 shots, the Cards holding a slight 5-4 edge on shots on goal. Kiefer had three saves in the loss.

Louisville (1-3-1) heads to Lexington, KY. for two next week. They get the Cats on Friday and Butler Sunday.  The Cards placed two players on the 2011 Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Airport Cardinal Classic All-Tournament team - junior defender Courtney Holtz and freshman midfielder Erin Yenney.  UK will be a tough contest...the Cats are 5-0 and defeated Baylor last out.

A disappointing start to this season for a Louisville team that began last season by winning their first seven games. Scoring seems to be the major malfunction with this year's squad - after getting five goals against Eastern Ky. to start the season, they've only managed two scores in the last four outings.

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Sunday brought an overtime loss to Justine Sowry's field hockey unit at # 11 Wake Forest 3-2 in overtime.  Hayley Turner's two goals weren't enough for the # 16 Cards, who fell four minutes into the extra session to the Demon Deacons.

Louisville led the contest 1-0 at halftime but the Demon Deacons out shot the Cards 12-2 in the final half and led 2-1 before Hayley scored the tying goal with less than a minute to go off a pass from freshman Mallory Mason. 

Erin Conrad had six saves in the loss. Louisville (2-2) comes home to face Missouri State on Friday at 3 p.m.

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Atlanta forced the Tulsa Shock into 24 turnovers and got 42 points in the paint to win at home 73-52 over the woeful WNBA Western Division cellar dweller. The Dream overcame a two point deficit at the end of the first quarter to lead by ten at half. Louisville product Angel McCoughtry led all scorers with 19 points - including 10 in the pivotal second quarter.

The Dream continued their hot shooting by going 44.9% from the floor and 50% from three point range. Lindsey Harding and Armintie Price finished with 13 each for Atlanta. They've won ten out of their last thirteen and rest in third place in the Eastern Division.

Yesterday's win assures Atlanta of a playoff berth. They'll finish the regular season hosting Connecticut on Tuesday and at Indiana on Sunday.
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Enjoy your Labor Day! A special thanks to David Watson for filling in Sunday. Time to roll out the smoker and start those Italian sausages and ribs, gang!!!
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