Friday, September 25, 2015
Louisville women's soccer defeats Miami 1-0...Field Hockey and Volleyball tonight! -- Friday Cardinal Couple
DEFENSE HOLDS SOLID IN HURRICANE ATTACK
We don't see weather-based hurricanes in the fair city of Louisville...but the UofL women's soccer squad survived a tough battle against Bassy's Hurricane whirlwind kickers in a 1-0 win over "The U" Thursday night in the Lynn Soccer Stadium.
Without seeing a final score...one might come to the conclusion that if a team had a 18-7 shot advantage, 9-4 edge on shots on goal and had 11 corner attempts to the opponent's 4...the team with the higher stats (Miami) won.
It's not so in this case, though.
Getting a goal from Alison Price off a Casey Whitfield cross 25:48 with in the first half....Louisville weathered the storm and got the 1-0 win...greatly aided by nine saves from goalie Taylor Bucklin.
And...Paulie called it in Thursday's CARDINAL COUPLE...even the exact score. My 5% success rate took a definite hit here...
Sound the all-clear over the Belknap Campus...the threat is over. There will probably be a depression settling in over the Miami soccer complex today, though.
And if Taylor Bucklin had a dream last night about soccer balls flying at her non-stop like hail...it's perfectly understandable.
#8 FIELD HOCKEY FACES #9 WAKE FOREST
Women's sports action continues on campus tonight when the UofL Field Hockey team hosts ACC opponent Wake Forest at 6 p.m. in Trager Stadium.
The Demon Deaconesses (or Lady Deacons ?) are 6-2 on the season with overtime losses to Old Dominion and Iowa. They do have a win over Duke in ACC play.
Last year the teams split...Louisville winning the regular season matchup 2-1 but falling in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals to WFU 2-1.
This should be a good one at the corner of Warnock and Floyd and admission is free.
VOLLEYBALL VISITS THE IRISH TONIGHT
No....Anne Kordes and crew aren't on a flight to Dublin or overseas to kiss the blarney stone...but they are in South Bend to take on ACC foe Notre Dame tonight for some wide net action.
It's the ACC opener for Louisville (6-4) against a Notre Dame squad (5-7) that split with Louisville last season. The Cards swept UND at the KFC YUM! Center 3-0 in the first match up but fell 3-2 in South Bend.
Louisville will look to improve on the errors and serving woes that befell them in the loss to UK on Sunday. The Cards will head back to the KFC YUM! Center after this one to host Miami on Sunday.