Cards Take Down Saint Louis
The two teams played through a defensive battle for most of the match. Despite Louisville's ferocious attack that featured shot after shot and ample opportunities to score the Billikens stood there ground and sent the Cards heading back the other direction empty handed.
The best chance to score was when the Saint Louis goalkeeper found herself on the ground and Arianna Ferraro's shot went high and to the right. Emina Ekic saw a couple good looks too, but Saint Louis turned her away.
Officially, Saint Louis had two shots on goal, which Gabby Kouzelos managed with ease. Kouzelos was crucial in disrupting the Billikens' offense and intercepted several passes. She had plenty of help from an experienced back line in Ferraro, Nelson, Sarah Hernandez, and Ravin Alexander.
The 3-0 Cards host Eastern Michigan on Sunday evening for their third straight home match and part of a seven game home stand. This one starts at 7:30 p.m.
EMU traveled to East Lansing last night and dropped a lightning-shortened game to Michigan State last night 2-0. The Eagles head to Louisville with a 1-1-1 record.
They Said It:
Postgame with Gabby Kouzelos and Brooklynn Rivers
Postgame with Karen Ferguson Dayes
CSX RAILROAD decided to celebrate the Cards win with a drive-by during the interviews and UPS chimed in, as well, with a fly over. Planes, trains but no emergency vehicles last night. Sorry if the audio is a bit blocked out during these. Only two trains during the actual game...Paulie and I set the over/under at three...so, if you had the "under", head to the window and get paid.
Field hockey kicks off their regular season against cross-river rival Indiana at 3:00. Admission is free. Just be wary of the water cannons at halftime.
Head across the street after that to go watch volleyball kick off their regular season against a ranked Florida team at 7:00. The Cardinal Classic features several teams so seating inside the L&N Federal Credit Union Arena may be a bit scarce.
Volleyball continues their run in the Cardinal Classic. The Cards will face their second straight SEC squad in Texas A&M at 7:00.
Field hockey continues their home stint and will square off against Massachusetts at noon.
Volleyball wraps up the Cardinal Classic when they face Dayton at 1:00.
Women's soccer will play their third straight home game at 7:30 against Eastern Michigan.
With the extended holiday weekend UofL sports football also kicks off their season by hosting a Top 10 Notre Dame team at 8:00 pm. Take your midday nap for this one!
I will be taking the weekend off outside of the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour and the football game to enjoy some time with Katy. Through rescheduled flights and enough flight delays to field an entire soccer team she finally made it in town shortly after 1 a.m... Stay tuned into Paulie, Worldwide, and Case for all your coverage this weekend.
Happy Friday and Go Cards!