TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
Tennis Doubles Team advances
Advancing against unseeded teams from Vandy, Ball State and Memphis, the due met up with the top seeded team in the tournament, Krisztine Kapitany and Mara Schmidt from Purdue in a Monday evening match and dispatched them easily in an 8-3 win. The finals will be played today with a chance to play in the National Indoor Championship on the line.
Their competition will either be a team from UK or one from Memphis. We here at the Cardinal Couple are spoiled by the prompt and informative updates from the Louisville Sports Information Directors. A check of both UK's and Memphis' website at the time of this writing reveals nothing about which team won the other semi-final matchup.
Paige Brown Saves Another Award
Soccer goalkeeper Paige Brown picked up another weekly honor from The American Conference by picking up the Rookie of the Week award. Brown had previously earned the GoalKeeper of the Week award from the conference on September 30th.
Rachel Melhado was named on the Honor Roll for the week for her defensive efforts.
Louisville holds a precarious lead atop the conference soccer standings with a 7-1 record in conference for a total of 21 points. 2nd place is held by UCF at 6-0-1 for 19 points. The last regular season game for UofL is Friday evening at Cincinnati. Cincinnati sits in 4th place in the conference with a conference record of 4-3-1, and an overall record of 8-9-1. With a win over Cincinnati, Louisville would need UCF to not win at least one of their two remaining games (against SMU and Houston, both in the bottom half of The American Conference rankings) in order to secure the regular season conference championship. The first two rounds of the conference tournaments will be played at campus sites (presumably as either the number one or number two seed, Louisville will host) with the semi-finals and finals being hosted by UCF in Tampa, Florida.
Volleyball in action
Volleyball heads down to Murfreesboro, TN to take on the always dangerous Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders. MTSU sports a 13-7 overall record. They will then continue their road trip with matches Friday and Sunday at Rutgers and UConn.
King of the Hill
King of the Hill
University of Louisville goalkeeper Sydney King was named BIG EAST Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 21. Erin Schneidtmiller was selected to the league’s weekly honor roll.
King, a sophomore from Newport Beach, Calif., helped the Cardinals to a 2-0 week, which included a 2-0 win against No. 11 Northwestern. She made a career-high 10 stops in the win over the Wildcats. King posted seven saves in a 2-1 double-overtime win against Rutgers, including two critical stops in overtime. She currently has a 1.52 goals against average for the season.
Schneidtmiller, a senior from Louisville, Ky., scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 double-overtime triumph versus Rutgers and added an assist in a 2-0 win over No. 11 Northwestern.
The 17th ranked Cardinals have a 12-4 overall record are tied for second with Old Dominion in BIG EAST standings with a 4-1 mark in conference play.