Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Hannah fires five as #5 Louisville Lacrosse beats Bearcats 11-7 -- Wednesday Cardinal Couple
KOLOSKI KEY IN LAX WIN
The University of Louisville Lacrosse squad traveled to Cincinnati Tuesday afternoon on a perfect afternoon for Lacrosse and emerged winners over the Bearcats 11-7...aided by the first half scoring frenzy from sophomore Hannah Koloski.
She and Kaylin Morissette combined for eight of Louisville's 11 scores in downing a pesky UC squad that was resilient on the attack.
Morissette provided the first two points for the Cards before Koloski exploded for four goals in a twelve minute span that gave Louisville a comfortable 6-1 advantage with seven minutes remaining in the first half. The teams exchanged scores...UC getting a questionable net-finder with no time left on the clock to set the halftime scoreboard at 7-3 Louisville.
Koloski picked up her final goal six minutes into second half action and the Cards weathered a UC rally that cut the lead to 9-6 with 12 minutes to play. Kelli Gerding and Heidi Smith added goals for Louisville to create a 11-6 advantage with 5:37 remaining....as Louisville improved their record to 10-1 on the season.
Morissette continued her quick draw artistry...controlling 10 of the mid-field faceoffs and Brittany Read ended with three saves in goalkeep. The Cards scored on six of nine free position opportunities and out-shot the visitors 26-14.
Virginia Tech is next up for the Loucrosse warriors...who were slowed by a stomach bug making its rounds on the squad. Saturday 1 p.m. at the LLS for the ACC matchup.
THE SAM SHOW?
We like it when one of our compadres gets a chance to polish their skills and such is the case for CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR intern Sam "Dry Weather" Draut...who is also the sports editor for campus newspaper THE CARDINAL.
The cereal killer has done a couple of YouTube spots for Louisville sports and we caught his latest one and were impressed.
Not bad at all for the guy who tried to wipe out the Greensboro Coliseum's supply of Ben and Jerry's ice cream a couple of weeks ago.
You can catch his writings at the Louisville Cardinal campus newspaper (we've got a link on the Right Side of the Site) and he occasionally pops in to join us on The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour with his comments and recordings. When he's not busy scouring the city for free parking, he is majoring in business at UofL and and has a co-op at GE...maybe testing refrigerators for ice cream cooling efficiency?