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Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Cardinal Couple -- Lacrosse clips Golden Eagles wings 12-5


- Brust's 4 goals...defense stifle Marquette in BIG EAST final

- Nice read on Shoni

The University of Louisville Lacrosse squad has completed a perfect regular season in their final year in the BIG EAST. The Cards won their seventh conference game in a row with a 12-5 win over Marquette. Louisville will be the #1 seed with a 7-0 conference record when they go to the BIG EAST Lacrosse Tournament Championships on May 1st.

Faye Brust continued her hot streak with four goals in the win...two of those in a first half when Louisville led 8-0 after 30 minutes and held the Golden Eagles to just one shot on goal. Louisville had 18 shots on Marquette goalkeeper Emma Salter in the first half.

Brust got the first score for UofL just 42 seconds into the contest on a free position shot. Two back-to-back goals by Cortnee Daley and an unassisted goal by Nikki Boltja had the Cards up 4-0 after just ten minutes of action.

Redshirt junior Anna Kopecka, Brust, Monica Negron and Boltja added the four additional goals in the first half...a half dominated by the Louisville attack, the Cards defense and Marquette's inability to advance the ball over the midfield logo.

Whatever the Golden Eagles discussed at halftime seemed to work for awhile. The Wisconsin visitors scored the first four goals of the second half to trim the Cardinal lead to four with 15:46 to go in the game. This necessitated a timeout by Coach Young, who discussed attack strategies and stopping the Marquette offense with the squad. The Cards were getting plenty of shots on goal in the first part of the second half but they weren't getting in the net.

Faye to the rescue. The junior from Bel Air, MD. collected two scores over the next three minutes to push the Cardinal advantage back to six at 10-4. Louisville would also get scores from Kay Morissette and Jamie Redding in the final 90 seconds for a 12-5 win. The Cards win...the CARDS WIN !!!!

We'll have comments from Faye and Coach Young about the well as comments from those two and Kay Morissette after the Rutgers win...on the Saturday edition of CARDINAL COUPLE radio at 11 a.m.

Louisville outshot Marquette 37-8 and Morissette dominated the draw controls 17-2 to improve their record to 13-3.

Louisville awaits the BIG EAST Tournament at Georgetown in Washington, DC May 1-3.


Reader Kenny S. found a great read on Shoni in the Portland Tribune and forwarded it to us. Kenny is great at tracking these down and getting them to us to share with our readers and we appreciate his detective work very much. Link below:



  1. Brust is a new name to me for Lacrosse. Did she transfer in?

    the real Joe Hill

    1. Nope, though she's a Junior, so we may not have talked about her quite as much as some of the Seniors. She's been with us for 3 seasons now, and should be with us for another.

    2. Brust was a reserve her first year and most of her sophomore year before seeing any significant playing time late in her sophomore. Coach Young basically told her what it would take for her to gain more time, gave her a few examples of who to emulate in their work efforts and she took it to heart...putting in the time and coming in ready for her junior season. It shows...she s maybe the most aggresive of the attack players returning and she and Kay Morissette will be two to watch in 2015.


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