Rivers put up the first goal in the middle of the second half against Notre Dame en route to a 2-0 victory Thursday night. She then scored the only goal of a 1-0 victory against Syracuse with nine seconds remaining on Sunday. With seven goals and four assists on the year, Rivers is tied with freshman Maisie Whitsett for 18 points, most on the team.
Case is our women's soccer expert and can give a much better in-depth analysis of the matches, a look at how the season is going, and the reason behind the success. I'll leave Case to break it down for us in the near future.
Field Hockey Reaches Midpoint in Season
Currently ranked eighth in the country, Louisville is 7-3 on the year with a conference record of 1-2. They're coming off a weekend that included a disappointing 4-2 loss at a then-unranked Wake Forest team and then a 4-0 blowout victory against Appalachian State.
The Cards could easily be sitting at 8-2 or 9-1 on the season. Louisville collapsed in the second half of the home opener against Ohio State. They then fell a t Wake Forest, in their worst victory of the season following a poor defensive outing.
On the defensive end, Ayeisha McFerran continues to show how great of a goalkeeper she can be. The senior has 31 saves for a .689 save percentage while limiting opponents to 14 goals in 10 games.
McFerran is 20th in the country on win-loss percentage at .700. She's 18th on goals against average on the year. She;s 46th on save percentage, a stat that dropped following the Wake Forest match.
Louisville hits the road for matches against Virginia and Ball State before returning home to host Michigan State on October 7. Women's soccer, volleyball, and softball will all have games at home on Floyd Street at the same time.
On a side note, congrats to the women's soccer counterparts, the #6 Louisville men's soccer team, on their 2-1 victory at Georgetown last night. The game-winner came in a time where the Cards were down 10-v-11.
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards - Jared -