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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cards fall to UT 3-0 in Volleyball...Women's Soccer to face Notre Dame...

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thursday CARDINAL COUPLE

-Volleyball falls to Tennessee in KFC YUM! Center

-Women's Soccer to face Notre Dame in Morgantown


Tough outing last night in the KFC YUM! Center for Anne Kordes' volleyballers. The fell
to #16 Tennessee 25-23, 25-21, 25-19 before a crowd of 2000.

"They had ten more digs than us and that was the difference in the match because we
outblocked them. We need to be more consistent and aggressive on defense. UT is a heck of a team and by far the biggest team we have played so far. Lola had a great game, with 14 kills and 5 blocks." -Anne Kordes, UofL Volleyball head coach.

The Cards kept it interesting in game one. Tied at 15-15, the Cards gave up two straight points, necessitating a Kordes time out. Louisville rallied to get the next two points, remained
tied at 23-23, but gave up the final two points of the game to narrowly lose.
Lola's 14 kills not enough Weds.

Louisville started out strong in game two and led at 13-10...but UT used a couple of 5-1 runs to push past the Cards and gain a second victory at 25-21.

In game three, the Vols jumped out to an early 8-4 lead and increased it during the rest of the contest to sweep the Cards with a 25-19 triumph. Tennessee goes to 21-3 on the season, while the Cards fall to 17-7.

No rest for the Cardinal squad, they host Syracuse Saturday and BIG EAST undefeated Marquette on Sunday in the YUM!

Louisville is one game behind Marquette in the BIG EAST standings and a sweep this weekend of the Orange and Golden Eagles would propel the Cards into first place in the conference. Both this weekend's games are at 2 p.m. Get out and support your Volley Cards! 

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Women's Soccer heads to Morgantown this weekend to face Notre Dame in BIG EAST Women's Soccer semi-final action.  The Cards defeated the Irish 1-0 in regular season play in South Bend and are the #1 seed in the National Division of the BIG EAST. 

Jennifer Jones on the move
You can catch this one on CBS College Sports Friday. Game time is 3 p.m. The Cards will the 1-2 scoring punch of Christine Exeter and Jennifer Jones to knock off Notre Dame (10-6-3). 

The Irish pulled off an upset in the quarterfinals, travelling to and knocking off #1 American Division seed Marquette last Sunday 1-0. 

The Irish hold a 8-2 lifetime record against the Cards...but the two have never met in BIG EAST tournament play. If the Cards advance, they'd play again on Sunday. Wazoo Sports Network would show the noon match here in Louisville. 

The Cards have exceeded expectations this season, compiling a 11-5-3 record after a slow start to the season. Christine Exeter closed the regular season as the BIG EAST scoring champ with 11 goals in conference play and 13 goals overall. Her 20 goals in two seasons at UofL are on pace to make the sophomore the all-time leading scorer for Cardinal Women's Soccer.

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