Wake Forest was first on the board just under 10 minutes into the match on a shot that ricocheted off the far post. UofL was in the process of a fast break across the pitch when the head official halted play to go to the replay. After several minutes of video review and discussion the play was overturned and a goal was awarded to the visitors.The half ended with just the controversial goal being the only goal of the half
The Cards' first goal was a result of a corner. There was a scramble inside the box for the ball before it came into Ravin Alexander's possession in the corner. Already falling inward toward the goal, Alexander knocked the ball into the net past an out-of-position keeper in the 53rd minute. It was the first career score for the talented Cincinnati freshman and suddenly it was a new match with the score tied at 1-1.
Quote the Ravin: "No more !" (in regards to the WFU lead). Sorry Edgar Allen Poe...
Louisville was able to relax some with the final 22 minutes. They held possession for most of the remainder of the match and cruised to their third straight win.
The Cards take a short break before hosting Clemson next Thursday.
They Said It
POST GAME EMINA EKIC AND RAVIN ALEXANDER LINK: Emina and Ravin
POST GAME KAREN FERGUSON DAYES LINK: KAREN FERGUSON DAYES
( a special thanks to CZX railroad for their post-game appearance)
Swimming and Diving hosts the first day of a two-day event against Xavier starting at 1:00. The time has been pushed up from the previously scheduled 3:00. Admission is free at the Ralph Wright Natatorium.
Field Hockey has a Top 20 showdown against #20 Wake Forest at 6:00. The Cards return home from a lengthy road trip and will stay home for a while. Admission is free at Trager Stadium. A revenge game, of sorts. It was Wake Forest's win over Louisville last year at the ACC Tournament that kept the Cards from participating in the NCAA tournament.
Volleyball hosts ACC foe Georgia Tech at 7:00. The Cards have started conference play with a pair of wins and can jump ahead in the ACC with two more wins this weekend.
Men's Soccer travels to Charlottesville to face #1 Virginia at 7:00.
We wonder if "the helmet man" Jack Ryan will make the trip down again this year. He is a fascinating story. Paulie spent a good deal of time interviewing the last time B.C. came to town.
Cross Country will compete in the Greater Louisville Classic all day at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. This large event shuts down the entire park as hundreds of runners compete.
Field Hockey stays home to play a struggling Penn State team at noon. This is the first ever match-up between these two teams.
Volleyball continues their ACC schedule with a match against Clemson at 1:00.
Softball wraps up their fall schedule with a double header against Indiana starting at 1:00.
Lacrosse will play a pair of fall ball games. They'll take on Indianapolis at 9:30 am and Butler at 1:00.
We hope to see you at some games this weekend!
CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR
With the early football start, Paulie and I will be out of the studio for the weekly broadcast Saturday. No need to worry, though. Worldwide Jeff, Case and Daryl Foust will be behind the microphones to bring you the best in our never-ending quest to enlighten you on the joy and excitement of Louisville women's sports. With Daryl "in house" you can expect a lot of women's basketball chatter. If she can interrupt Jeff chatter about Volleyball.
The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour comes to you at 11 a.m. Saturdays on WCHQ 100.9 FM, on Facebook Live, and is available for viewing/listening at the station's website www.wchqfm.com or by downloading the WCHQ app at the website.
Happy Friday and Go Cards!
(PHOTOS BY JARED ANDERSON, DUTIFULLY DOING WORK WHILE KATY SLEPT IN THE STANDS)