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Monday, August 26, 2019

Louisville Field Hockey, Women's Soccer Win On Sunday -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Success nf Floyd Street again on Sunday as two Cardinal women's squad won their respective bird battles. Field Hockey squad started the day with a 1-0 scrimmage win over the Miami (OH) RedHawks and Women's Soccer sealed the deal with a 3-0 victory over the Morehead State Eagles. 


A good crowd on hand in Trager Stadium for the first action of the day, maybe bolstered by the fact that Miani (OH) squad has three players from three players from Louisville Christian Academy on their squad. With bright sunny skies and 81 degree weather in the area, Louisville shone the brightest with the 1-0 win over the Oxford, OH visitors.

Whena Munn (pronounced "Thena") got the match's lone goal. The Wellington, New Zealand senior took a feed off a cross from the left side right post from freshman Minna Tremonti (out of Ann Arbor, Michigan) in the 27th minute of play in the first half and gave UofL the lead for good. 

Field Hockey is four quarters now, instea of two halves,and....despite the low score -- Louisville looked to be the aggressor and more dominant. There was also a 10-minute overtime and "shootout" after the contest. The Cards won both of those as well -- 1-0 in the overtime and 3-1 in the five-player per side tie breaking feature. Both coaches agreed to the extra practice. 

Still no clear choice in the battle for Cards goalkeeper. Redshirt freshman Sam Minrath (also from Louisville and Christian Academy) started "in keep" for Louisville and played the first half. Redshirt junior Hollyn Barr protected the pipes in the third and fourth quarter. Minrath had one save, Barr two. 

UofL had a 13-6 shot advantage in the match...and had six shots on goal, compared to Miami's three. 

We have Coach Justine's post game comments linked up below. The Cards start the regular season Friday, August 30th. when Indiana comes to town for a 3 p.m. match. Paulie mistakenly muttered "post-season" instead of "pre-season" at the end of the interview which drew a quizzical look and reply from Coach and a bit of joshing after the interview.

It happens.  


(photos by Jared Anderson) 


Under cloudy conditions and a bit of rain later in the contest, Louisville women's Soccer displayed multiple scoring skills and a very solid defense in their 3--0 win over Morehead State last night, 

Sophomore midfielder Maisie Whitsett (San Diego, CA) got the party started when she took a pass from senior Arianna Ferraro 24 minutes into the contest to make it 1-0 Cards. The first half ended with thar 1-0 Cardinal lead. Despite the Cards winning the possesion stat 70% to 30%, Louisville's nine shots and 4 on goal were hampered by the excellent play of Morehead State goalkeeper Grace Gaffney (Danville, KY) 

Louisville picked up two more scores in the final half. Sophomore Delaney Snyder (Moon Township, PA) received a nice feed from Emina Ekic seven minutes into second half play to make it 2-0 Cards. 10 minutes later, it was Allison Whitfield's set up for sophomore Sarah Hernandez (Moorpark, CA) that resulted in the contest's final score. 

Louisville dominated the stats with 17 shots. The Cards also had a 14-0 advantage in corner kicks. Louisville went deep into the roster, playing 21 student-athletes and we got to see redshirt-sophomore goalkeper Lana Batson (San Diego, CA) tend the pipes for 32 minutes in the second half. 

Team Captain Arianna Ferraro left the game after a collision in the second half and did not return. Her status is currently unknown for Louisville's next game -- Thursday night against St. Louis. 

Case Hoskins and I caught up with Coach Karen Ferguson Dayes and Snyder after the contest for post-game remarks linked up below. If you haven't done so, be sure to follow Case's in-game Tweets this women's soccer season. 


They are informative and quite detailed. 


LINK: KAREN Ferguson Dayes



1 comment:

  1. 2 for 2 again Sunday! So far, no Louisville women's sports squad has been defeated yet, right?

    I don't tweet or follow Twitter but your and Case's post game WSOC questions were excellent, despite Case getting into a arguing match with Delaney and Paulie throwing her a knuckleball about trains.

    Who are you guys? The Marx brothers?

    Nick O


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