Sunday, February 21, 2016
Lacrosse downs Denver 14-3...Softball splits...WBB faces Boston today -- SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
LACROSSE GOES TO 3-0
One of Louisville Lacrosse head coach Kellie Young's objectives this season was to create a more balanced scoring attack. Objective met as eight Cards scored in a 14-3 win Saturday over Denver at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium.
Louisville went on a 7-0 run to finish the first half after falling behind to Denver 2-1 eight minutes into the contest.
Kellie Young explains what the Cards did to erase the deficit.
"We were just following the scout. We got a little bit anxious to start the game...too nonchalant about a team that was very feisty, so the adjustment was to get back to the scout. We called the time out, reminded them of what the plays were supposed to be and the goals started to come."
Hannah Kolowski and Kaylin Morissette scored twice on the run and Louisville had a 8-2 lead at the half. The Cards out-shot Denver 14-8 in the first thirty and held a huge 10-1 advantage in draw controls thanks to Morissette.
The Cards pushed the lead to 10-2 when Morissette and Cortnee Daley connect to open the final stanza.
Daley knew the challenge ahead:
"They're a good team and we knew the challenge was to take it to them for 60 minutes. Defensively we had some huge stops and going into attack we were able to capitalize on those stops."
Morissette took a hard body hit early in the second half and was down for several minutes before being assisted to the sidelines. She did return to action later in the game and appears to be OK.
Brittany Read had eight saves in goal in the win. The Cards pushed the lead to 13-3 after Julia Wood picked up her second goal with 8:55 remaining and the rest of the contest was played with a continuous running clock.
UofL travels to Nashville next for a Tuesday afternoon matchup against Vandy.
SOFTBALL SPLITS IN ACC/BIG 10 CHALLENGE
Louisville got great pitching performances from Maryssa Becker and Megan Hensley Saturday in Raleigh, NC...losing 4-3 to Nebraska and downing Wisconsin for the second day in a row 5-0.
NEBRASKA VS LOUISVILLE
In the opener, the teams were locked in a scoreless battle for three innings before Becker went fence in the top of the fourth to put the Cards up 1-0. Nebraska would counter with three runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Morgan Meyer scored on a wild pitch in the fifth and the Cards tied the contest in the top of the seventh when Morgan Hart hit her first home run of the season with two outs. Nebraska would touch Becker for a double and two singles, though in the bottom of the seventh to walk off with the win.
WISCONSIN VS LOUISVILLE
Megan Hensley pitched six innings of no-hit softball in the afternoon game and Becker drove in three runs to lead the Cards to the shutout win.
Louisville scored runs in the first and third to grab a 2-0 lead and in the fifth inning, Becker knocked a two-RBI double on a attempted intentional walk where the pitch got within her swinging range.
Hailey Smith scored on a wild pitch to complete the scoring in the sixth.
Hensley gave up a single in the seventh for the Badgers only hit...Wisconsin did load the bases with two outs but Hensley delivered her only strikeout of the game to end the threat.
The Cards will face Nebraska again at 10 a.m. today to complete the challenge.
WOMEN'S HOOPS VS B.C.
The Louisville women's basketball team looks for their 22nd win of the season when they face Boston College today at 1 p.m. The broadcast will be shown on BCEagles TV, which is available at the Boston College website. It is premium content, so be prepared to shell out a few bucks for the feed.
BC got their second ACC win of the season on the road Thursday by knocking off win-less Clemson 67-50.
It's a tough end of regular season stretch for the Eagles, who will face Syracuse and Notre Dame after the Cardinals leave town.
The latest edition of The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour should be available for replay listening sometime today on the Crescent Hill website.
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