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Monday, October 24, 2011

Field Hockey defeats Indiana 1-0...Volleyball loses to Pitt 3-1

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CARDINAL COUPLE MONDAY

-Thomas nets goal in Cardinal Field Hockey win.

-Volleyball loses in YUM! to Panthers

-Women's golf in Las Vega$ Collegiate Showdown


The University of Louisville Field Hockey team won a defensive battle against
the Indiana Hoosiers yesterday at Trager Stadium 1-0 in the final regular season home game. Amber Thomas found the net off of a Haley Jurich feed for
the only score of the contest. 

Cards face Northwestern Sunday to conclude the regular season
The teams battled to a scoreless first half tie, defense the name of the game here, with only seven shots on goal between the two squads (IU 4-3). More of the same in the second half...with IU getting only one chance to score...late in the game. Goalie Erin Conrad deflected an Audra Hellman shot with less than a minute remaining to preserve the Cardinal win. 


Three seniors were honored on Senior Day. Caitlin Collins, Heather Stevens and Hayley Turner leave the Cardinal Field Hockey squad after four years of valuable service. Turner leads the Cards in goals scored this year, Collins has three goals and three assists and Stevens three goals and five assists.

"The senior class has been phenomenal. As first-year coach here, I couldn't have asked for a better senior class. They really bought into the change and the culture. We're not done yet, we're going to try and finish strong and win the first round of the BIG EAST tournament."  -UofL head Field Hockey coach Justine Sowry.

Louisville (10-7, 3-3) will participate in the BIG EAST tournament in Syracuse from Nov.  4-6.

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Tough loss for Cardinal volleyball yesterday in the KFC YUM! Center...falling to Pittsburgh 3-1 in front of over 2,000 fans and a regional television audience that watched on WHAS-TV. The Cards fall 3-1 in sets of 25-21, 19-25, 24-26, 20-25.

"The team effort was not there today." -Anne Kordes, UofL head volleyball coach.

The Cards started out well, battling early with the Panthers before taking a 19-17 lead late and outscoring the Panthers 6-4 down the stretch for the 25-21 win. Lola with five kills in game one.

It turned against the Cards after that. Pitt jumped out to a early 10-4 lead and Kordes was forced to call both the team's timeouts to right the ship. Louisville did manage to cut the lead to 19-16 late...but saw the Panthers
Coach Kordes instructs the team.
(Photo by Sandy Walker)
outpoint them 6-3 down the stretch. Lola with six kills in this one.

Louisville trailed for most of the third game before rallying to tie it at 19-19. The Cards held a 21-20 advantage briefly but Pitt tied it at 24-24 and then saw Louisville misfire on two kills attempts to squeak out a two point victory.

The Cards started out strong in the final game, leading by five early...but the Panthers rallied to tie it up at 13-13. The Cardinal defense could not produce after that and Pitt used a 9-4 run to go up 22-17. The Cards tried to fight back and managed to get within three but Pitt produced the final three points of the game and took the win.

Louisville will have a few days off before their next match...a trip to Tampa to face USF on Friday.

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Maria Castallanos
looks to have a
low score in Vegas.
Women's golf heads to Las Vegas for a tournament today that will conclude their fall schedule. The golfing girls have had a good fall, and Coach K. has a strong roster with Anna-Karin Ljungstrom, Maria Castallanos, Tara Lyons, Emily Haas, Candice Wiley and Katie Petrino all having early successes so far.

They'll be playing in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. 16 teams will vye for the title...including Oklahoma, Nevada, East Carolina and Miami.

The Cards will tee it off beginning at 7:30 (Vegas time) this morning.
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