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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Women's Soccer downs Dayton 2-0...Swimming splashes past Notre Dame...Football falls to Pitt.

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SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE PRESENTS:

-Women's Soccer shuts out Dayton

-Swimming wins over Notre Dame

-Football loses to Pitt 21-14

-Women's hoops play today @ Missouri State.

The University of Louisville's women's soccer team won their first ever NCAA Tournament game in a windy Cardinal Park last night over Dayton 2-0. The Cards got a goal from Kaitie McDonald in the first half and Angelika Uremovich in the second half to advance in the tournament. Louisville will face Memphis next, who was a 7-0 winner over Tennessee-Martin.

"First and foremost, I want to say congratulations to Dayton because through our preparation, we knew they were a fantastic team and today they made us earn this one. We knew we had to raise our level of play and battle the way we did tonight. I'm incredibly proud of our team because I thought the difference tonight was that we did battle. At times it wasn't always pretty soccer, but we had to win this one physically and we did that."  -Karen Ferguson-Dayes, UofL head women's soccer coach.

Chloe notches another
shut-out in goal.
The Cards had the wind at their back in the first half and scored in the 35th. minute when McDonald knocked in into the net with a head shot past UD goalie Jordin Melchert. It appeared that the Cards had just scored seconds before that when Jennifer Jones fired a kick that looked to be deflected in the goal, but the ball was stopped and found its way to McDonald who headed it back in.

Louisville added an insurance goal in the 76th. minute of play when Uremovich took a pass for Casey Whitfield and knocked it in from about 20 yards out into the left corner of the goal.

Kiefer had six saves in goal for Louisville while in the process of getting her eight whitewash of the season. Dayton had a 18-16 advantage in shots over Louisville and a 7-6 edge on shots on goal.

The Cards will travel to Memphis for round two NCAA action on Friday for a 8:30 p.m. game against the Tigers. The Cards were the second of four BIG EAST teams to record wins in the tournament...Marquette advanced with a 1-0 win over Toledo, but West Virginia lost to Virginia Tech 1-0. Notre Dame plays at Illinois today.

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Louisville Swimming and Diving took a 188-112 win over Notre Dame in the Ralph Wright Natatorium yesterday. The men won, too. Winners for the women:
Gadd an excellent
diver for the Cards.

-Eszter Povazsay (100 and 200 backstroke)
-Hannah Gadd (1 and 3 meter diving)
-Victoria Mitchell (1000 freestyle)
-Abby Chin (500 freestyle)
-Krissie Brandenburg, Lindsey Rogers, Raine Thompson and Aileen Cole (200 medley relay)
-Tanja Kylliainen (200 fly)
-Dani Barbiea (50 free)
-Raine Thompson (100 fly)

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Tough loss in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium yesterday for Cardinal football, falling to the Pitt Panthers 21-14. The Cards were ineffective in the first half and trailed 7-0 after Pitt scored on both their first drives of the first and second half and with less than two minutes to go in the game. Louisville got a touchdown in the third quarter from a Vic Anderson run and with 12 seconds left in the game on a Teddy Bridgewater pass to Scott Radcliff.
Near kickoff at the Louisville vs. Pitt game

Louisville drops to 5-5 on the season and 3-2 in the BIG EAST, same record Pitt has in both.

We made a bold prediction over at http://www.uoflcardgame.com/ that the Cards would win yesterday but the Cards couldn't continue the offensive successes that they had demonstrated in the previous three games against a better than average Pitt defense.

Wouldn't wanted to have been around the Cardinal locker room yesterday afternoon after this one...

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Lady Cards are in Springfield, MO. today to face Missouri State. 3 p.m. tip off.

Are the Cards in MO without Sho? Internet rumors and scuttlebutt are circulating that the sophomore guard for Louisville could possibly be facing some sort of NCAA rules infraction because of playing in a 3-on-3 tournament this summer.

We know nothing, just reporting what we've seen on Twitter and from Cardinal Couple reader e-mails to us. UofL has said nothing about it...so it could all be a bunch of unfounded rumors and reports.  

We'll wait and see who's on the court for Louisville against the Bears today. We don't normally report or write on these kind of things...but chatter has been heavy and from some sources that have been pretty reliable in the past.

It's not like Louisville would miss her. They've got more capable and qualified guards on the roster than Burger King has ways to make a Whopper.

Missouri State defeated La. Tech 78-65 Friday night in Ruston, LA. to open the regular season. They've also won all three exhibition games this year.

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1 comment:

  1. "It's not like Louisville would miss her [Shoni Schimmel]." ?? Are you serious?

    ReplyDelete

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