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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Cardinal Couple --Newcomers impressive for Softball Cards



SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

-Field Hockey routs Georgetown 8-1

-Softball sweeps two in exhibition

-Soccer, Volleyball live action today!


We worried a bit about Louisville Field Hockey's trip to Maryland to play Georgetown yesterday. Our worries were unfounded...as the Flock romped G'Town 8-1 to go 2-0 in BIG EAST play. 

It looks like everyone scored except me, Jeff and Jenny in the rout.

Louisville said hello to Hoya goalie Rosalie Nolan right after the National Anthem...scoring less than a minute into the contest when Shannon Sloss took a feed from Elisa Garcia and put the scoreboard operator to work early. That lead was increased later in the half when a Garcia penalty shot was deflected and sent into the net by Becca Maddock. The Cards headed to the locker room at half with the 2-0 advantage.

Georgetown actually drew first blood with a goal three minutes into final half play. It was the last anyone heard of the Hoya attack during the afternoon.

Alyssa Voelmle sent a pass to Paige Monson...who made it 3-1 Cards around the 50:00 minute mark. About a minute later, Maddock connected for her second score...on a Voelmle feed.

The Cards pushed it to 5-1 when Michelle Amon connected on a pass from Erin Schneidtmiller. 120 seconds after that, Kelsey Rosenmeier tallied her first score of the season. That was followed by a second goal from Amon. Victoria Stratton finished the Cardinal scoring on an assist from Megan Anstotz with three minutes left to set it at an 8-1 Cardinals.

Louisville (7-2) outshot the Hoyas 24-4. The eight goals in second highest in UofL history...the Cards defeated Central Michigan 10-0 back in 2010.

Coach Justine Sowry was pleased with the win but also offered a few words of schooling:

"We need to continue to work on our discipline both on and off the ball in order to complete a solid game. Our depth proved to be the difference maker today."

Louisville returns to action Oct. 1st with a non-conference matchup at Ohio State.

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Fall exhibition softball is off and running...the Cards taking two at Bellarmine Saturday.

Louisville 8 - Bellarmine 0

Slow start offensive in this one...the squads going through three innings and failing to send a runner all the way around the bags. The Cards broke through in the top of the fourth...Hannah Kiyohara reaching on an infield single and junior transfer Brittany Duncan singling. The freshmen went to work after that...Kristina Dillard singling home Kiyohara and Rachel Houck's single scoring Duncan.

Louisville added four more in the fifth. Jordan McNary, Katie (Killer) Keller were on when Taner Fowler's grounder was misplayed...scoring McNary. Kiyohara cleared the bases with a double to make it 5-0 and then scored on a Dillard single.

The Cards added the final two in the seventh. Fowler reached on a error and trotted home when freshman Tierra Sanabria sent one over the left field fence. Caralisa Connell got the win...going four innings, striking out eight and allowing just two hits. Sanabria relieved...striking out three and allowing a single in three innings of mop up.

Louisville 8 - EKU 1

Louisville wasted no time introducing themselves to the Colonels...popping for four in the first. Killer's double sent Kiyohara and McNary home and Duncan and Fowler hits drove in two more runs. 4-0 after one inning.

The Cards completed their scoring for the day with four runs in the second. Whitney Arion and Kiyohara singled to start the inning and Keller singled home Kiyohara. Duncan followed to the plate and blasted a three run shot over the center field fence to make it 8-0 UofL.

Rachel Le Coq got the start and allowed an unearned run and three hits in four innings. Freshman Maryssa Becker finished it for Louisville...allowing one hit in the final three innings.

The Cards play two again today...Bellarmine again at 11 a.m. and Tennessee State at 1 p.m.

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Other events in town have the Women's Soccer Cards hosting Rutgers at Cardinal Park at 1 p.m. and Volleyball returns to the KFC YUM! Center for a 2 p.m. match with Temple.

-Paulie

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