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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Soccer wins over Wildcats -- Field Hockey and Volleyball today

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SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

-Charlyn "Corrals" Villanova 1-0

-Volleyball hosts Pirates in Cardinal Arena

-Field Hockey takes on #3 UConn today

-Next up in the contest: Katie Keller vs. Rebecca Shine

Second half goal good enough for Louisville women's soccer.

If high scoring matches are your thing, you might have been disappointed in last night's Louisville vs. Villanova women's soccer game at Cardinal Park, but there was no disappointment on the scoreboard at the end of ninety minutes...Louisville 1- Villanova 0

Charlyn Corral worked through Villanova defenders in the 74th minute of action and booted a 22 yd. rocket over the head of 'Nova goalie Jami Kranich for the game's only score. 

Stout defense by the Cardinals kept the Wildcats at bay for the entire contest, allowing only six shots on Louisville goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer...who picked up her 16th career shutout. 

Louisville moved to third place with the win in the BIG EAST National Division and returns to action  Sunday at Cardinal Park for a 1 p.m. match against #11 Georgetown.

"Villanova is a good team and this is a great win for us. We will refocus and get ready for a very good Georgetown team on Sunday" -- Louisville head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes.

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Seton Hall first of three matches for VolleyCards

Anne Kordes' VolleyCards take to the court for Saturday, Sunday and Monday matches. Seton Hall is the first opponent for UofL...this one in cozy Cardinal Arena today at noon.

The Pirates (15-2, 3-1) are having their best season since 1994 with losses only to Villanova and #19 Ohio
State. Fans who attend the match will notice the Manthorpe twins for Seton Hall. They have a combined 315 kills between them this season and will pose a tough challenge to the Cardinals' blocking game...along with outside hitter Molly Grammer.

We'll have a recap of this one for you tomorrow...and then it's Rutgers (15-4, 1-3) Sunday at noon in the KFC YUM! Center and Texas (11-3) Monday night at 7 p.m. also in the YUM!  

A busy three days for Louisville Volleyball, get out and cheer them on!

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Field Hockey faces tough weekend tests

If the Cardinal Volleyball schedule seems tough over the next couple of days, they'll not get a sympathetic ear from Justine Sowry's stick swingers. #3 UConn and Louisville will do battle today at noon and #11 Iowa squares off against the Cards Sunday at 1 p.m.
Both matches are at Trager Stadium.

A pregame Kids Clinic will be held this morning from 10-11 a.m. on the field. Poster making, face painting, jumping and pizza will be available for the kiddos as well. Maybe they can invite the Huskies out, too, and get them filled up and sleepy....at 12-0, UConn is one of only two undefeated teams in Division I women's college field hockey...Syracuse being the other.

Goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield allows a scant 0.75 goals per game for the Huskies. Louisville goalkeeper Erin Conrad and the defense will have their work cut out for them trying to contain UConn's Chloe Hunnable who is atop the BIG EAST scoring charts with 25 points this year. If she fails, teammate Marie Elena Bolles is second with 24. 

The Cards come into the match at 7-5 and 1-1 in the BIG EAST. 

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Next up in the Cardinal women's sports favorite contest. 


We have a battle lined up between softball's Katie Keller and tennis star Rebecca Shine as the Sweet Sixteen Contest to pick your favorite Cardinal women's sports athlete continues. 

Keller, the hard slugging infielder for Sandy Pearsall's softball team will also be in action today at Ulmer Stadium in exhibition games against Bellarmine and Tennessee State. A junior from Livermore, CA...Keller batted .277 in 60 games last season.

Shine advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Tournament a few days ago and is the #1 singles player for Mark Beckham's women's tennis team. She and Julia Fellerhoff combine as the #1 doubles team for the Cards. She hails from Augusta, GA.

Congratulations to cross country's Michelle Molodynia, who advances to the "Great Eight" by out-distancing rowing's Erin Bennett.
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