UofL Hosts Women's Basketball Media Day
After that, it's to the floor where breakout interviews with the individual players are available on the Denny Crum court floor. In past years this event has taken place at the S.A.C. building and on the Cardinal Arena court and also in the "Little Yum" practice facility on Floyd St.
Paulie will head downtown to 2nd and Main to cover the event for Cardinal Couple. His much-anticipated interviews with co-host Arica Carter are sure to steal the show again.
Field Hockey Prepares for the ACC Tournament
These 3-seeded Cards finished 3-3 in conference play after defeating Boston College, Syracuse, and Virginia. This is the second straight year the Cards claimed the 3-seed after going 4-2 last year.
Earlier in the season Louisville fell at Wake Forest 4-2. The loss was one of two on the year that the Cards fell by more than one goal (lost to UNC 3-1). Louisville went into the half tied 1-1 with the Demon Deacons before being outscored 3-1 in the second half. Wake Forest scored three goals in the span of 11 minutes.
Louisville is 2-4 in the ACC Tournament all-time with both wins coming in last year's run at Trager
Stadium. They ended up falling in the final to North Carolina. Every game Louisville has played in the ACC Tournament has resulted in a one goal differential whether they won or loss.
This game is a revenge game but is also trying to strengthen their argument to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament. At this point, with their 13-5 record, No. 12 coaches poll ranking, and No. 17 rpi ranking should be enough to get them in the 18-team tournament, but a victory over No. 20 Wake Forest should seal the deal. Let's hope this UofL-Wake Forest match-up is a bit better than what we witnessed by the football team last week.
Four Cards Earn All-ACC Honors
Besides gearing up for the ACC Tournament UofL field hockey also had some good news as four players were announced to All-ACC teams.
Pastor scored four goals and added two assists in a season where she started every game. Besides her stat sheet accolades Pastor was the player the rest of the team looked to when needing someone to bring the ball up field or just for ball control purposes. She should move into a bigger role next year as a junior.
Taylor Stone and Bethany Russ were named to the All-ACC Second Team. Taylor, a senior midfielder also made the second team last year. She's third on the team with four goals. The co-captain played a crucial role on defense, helping the Cards record five shutouts and nine one-goal games.
Russ leads the team with 11 goals and a total of 24 points. Six of those 11 goals were game-winners, ranking second in the conference. Her scoring picked up in the second half of the season, providing an offensive spark when the Cards needed it most.
UNC swept the individual honors this year.
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