MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
-Soccer back to winning ways over Toledo 3-1
-Women's Golf team starts season in Colorado
-Happy Birthday Robbie!
Uremovich the difference as Louisville defeats Toledo
The University of Louisville soccer team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 3-1 win over Toledo Sunday at Cardinal Park in the Marriott Louisville Airport Classic. Angelika Uremovich scored twice for the Cards in the triumph.
A slow start for Karen Ferguson-Dayes kickers, who were knotted in a scoreless tie after the first half. Toledo hit the board first in the 52nd minute of play and held that advantage until the 59th minutes...when Chelsea Hunter connected on a penalty kick. It was her first score of the season.
Louisville took the lead for good in the 70th minute of the 90 minute contest when Uremovich scored her first goal of the game. A precise header off a corner kick from Charlyn Corral made it 2-1 Cards.
She tacked on the insurance goal the the 81st minute, driving a pass to the right post past Toledo's goalkeeper. Uremovich has 15 career goals and the junior from Ontario also was named to the All-Tournament team with Hunter for Louisville.
" I was not happy with the way we started the first half but the increased energy and effort to start the second half was the difference. The credit goes to our kids for the second half. We have to understand that we must respect the game from the opening whistle in every match we play." Louisville women's soccer head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes.
Respect could be tested this Friday when the Cards play the first of two on the road, a nationally televised contest on ESPNU against Notre Dame. The game is set for 4 p.m. Louisville finished the road trip at DePaul on Sunday.
Tee time: Louisville women's golf begins season
The Louisville women's golf team starts the season this morning at Windsor, Colorado as part of a seventeen team field in the Colonel Bill Wollenberg Ptarmigan Ram Classic. Louisville will play 36 holes today and 18 Tuesday in the two-day event.
A solid returning nucleus for first year coach Courtney Trimble. Candace Wiley, Tara Lyons, Emily Haas, Katie Petrino and Sara Karlsson will tee it up. Wiley is the only senior in the group and all five saw extensive action for the Cards last season.
Lady sings the blues (except today)
Finally, a very happy birthday to Louisville singer/performer Robbie Bartlett. A favorite of the CARDINAL COUPLE ownership, Robbie's a fixture at Saturday afternoon tailgating events at the Parrish House...performing her eclectic mix of pop, rhythm and blues, Motown and soul. The only downer to the Louisville win over Kentucky a couple of weeks back in football was that the pre-game rain kept Robbie and her excellent band from performing.
We love it when she sings the national anthem at Louisville women's basketball game and you'll find her in the stands cheering on Jeff Walz's troops even if she isn't scheduled to perform. We'd love to see her become the regular singer for these contest, seems like Louisville always wins when she delivers the "stars and stripes". Are ya listening, Tom and Julie?
It also so happens that Robbie shares her birthday with Cardinal women's basketball great Angel McCoughtry.
You can also catch Robbie at various other venues around town and we've provided a link to her website.