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Friday, August 23, 2019

Cards Women's Soccer Start Season with Win -- iNTERVIEW WITH "COACH J" -- Louisville WBB -- Weekend Scheduling -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Soccer Starts Season on Right Foot

Photo courtesy of Chris Snyder, father of Delaney Snyder
The official start to the season began last night as Louisville women's soccer traveled to Columbus to take on (THE™) Ohio State for the first official game of the regular season.  Louisville came out on top of the match 2-1.

Ohio State was first to score after a bit of controversy.  The officials got together to discuss a potential offsides on the Buckeyes but ultimately decided that the goal was good.

UofL responded with a ferocious attack that featured a couple good goal opportunities.  Brooklynn Rivers found the back of the net 12 minutes later in the 29th minute.  A throw in made its way to the Cards' leading scorer from last year, who knocked in the equalizer.

The two foes went to the locker room at halftime with an even 1-1 match.

Photo courtesy of Chris Snyder, father of Delaney Snyder
Maisie Whitsett, Louisville's second leading scorer last year, posted the game winner in the 84th minute.  Niamh Nelson set Whitsett up in the box, who had snuck off to the far side of the box.

The Cards dominated the stat sheet, finishing with nine shots on target compared to Ohio State's three.  Ohio State committed 18 fouls while Louisville committed just seven. 

Gabby Kouzelos had an all star game at goalkeeper.  Although the stat sheet credits her with two official saves, the junior disrupted the Ohio State attack all evening after surrendering an early goal. ( Once again, a goal that was originally called back because of offsides but reversed and allowed after an official's huddle).

This is just the second win in nine tries over Ohio State in program history, including the first ever in Columbus.  The only other win was a 2-0 victory in 2007 at Cardinal Park.  Last night's match was the first between the two teams since Ohio State took a 2-1 victory way back in 2008.

Louisville starts the year 1-0-0 and comes home to host Morehead State on Sunday night at 7:30. Follow us here at CARDINAL COUPLE for the best in Louisville Women's Soccer news, scores and recaps of games.


Paulie caught up with new Louisville women's basketball assistant coach Jonneisha Pineda yesterday (the players call her Coach J) in her office at "the Koeber" and got this exclusive interview.

What you'll hear in the audio link below is a great discussion on working with the UofL staff, coaches and players, how coach reacted when she got "the call" from Coach Walz to let her know she had the job, her thoughts on Louisville (the city and campus), her role model and her special message to Cardinal women's basketball fans.

We think Cardinal WBB fans will love Coach J's enthusiasm, energy and the knowledge she brings to the Cardinal Women's Basketball program. Huge thanks you's to Coach J for the excellent interview!!



Weekend Scheduling

Field hockey will host their annual alumnae game at 1:00 Saturday at Trager Stadium.  After listening to the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour head on down to campus to enjoy the free admission as the current Cards take on the former Cards.

Following the conclusion of field hockey just walk across the street to L&N Federal Credit Union Arena.  Volleyball will face Miami (OH) in an exhibition at 3:00.  The UofL website notes that this is free but the clear bag policy will be in effect.

Sunday will feature more Floyd Street fun.  Field hockey will have another exhibition.  This time they'll try their luck against Miami (OH) at 2:00.  Once again, free admission.

At 7:30, women's soccer will open their home slate of seven straight home matches with a game against Morehead State.

The Cards beat the Eagles in an exhibition 4-0 last year. Beautiful Lynn Stadium is the place to catch the 1-0 Cards.

Happy Friday and Go Cards!


1 comment:

  1. Nice road win for UofL Women's Soccer ! I like Pineda as the new assistant WBB coach, too!

    Curtis "Beat those Buckeyes!" Franklin


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