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Friday, October 3, 2014

The Return of Pam...Field Hockey faces Duke tonight. Friday Cardinal Couple


The No. 12 University of Louisville field hockey team will return
to ACC play when they play host to fourth-ranked Duke
Friday at 6:07 p.m. It marks the return of Duke Field Hockey
Coach (and former Louisville Field Hockey head coach) Pam
Bustin to Trager Stadium,

The Cardinals will face their second ranked opponent in as
 many games, when they play host to No. 15 Michigan Sunday
 at 1 p.m.  Friday's game against Duke will be aired live on
 ESPN3 and Fox Sports South. Mike Hogewood will handle
 play-by-play duties and Leah Secondo will provide color analysis.

 The Louisville/Duke game is a "Black Out." Fans are
encouraged to wear black. T-shirts and a slice of pizza will be
given to the first 100 students in attendance with a valid ID

 Paulie...still a bit under the weather after minor surgery Thursday...
will miss this one live but will be following via Internet. That's
probably good...less pizzas will be needed...because we don't
settle for one piece of pizza...that's how we roll.

The Cardinals (8-2, 2-1 ACC) enter the game ranked No. 12 in
 the National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll released
 on Sept. 30.

UofL is coming off of a 1-1 performance on the road last weekend.
The Cards opened the weekend with a 2-1 overtime win at No. 16 Wake Forest to earn their second ACC win of the season. Louisville's five-game win streak was snapped in a 2-1 loss at Liberty on Sunday.

Senior Alyssa Voelmle leads the team with 17 points and seven goals. Junior Sydney King carries a 1.57 goals-against average with two shutouts on the season. The Cards have the distinction of defeating #1 UNC at Trager this season.

Bustin coached the Cards from 1998-2010 and left abruptly in December 2010 to take the Duke job. It was a chance to coach at the highest level of college field hockey...the ACC...and the Blue Devils were a program in need of rebuilding and a makeover. Any chance of the Cards joining the ACC seemed remote at best at the time and Sowry was summoned
from UMass to take the reigns at Louisville. Sowry picked up where
P.B. left off and had the best season in Louisville Field
Hockey history last year at 16-4.

Bustin brings a #4 team in the nation into
her old haunts that will try and break a 14 home-game win streak that
Justine Sowry (Pam's former assistant at Louisville) and her team has

Should be an intense one. Try not to miss it.


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