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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Cards get a Wake Win - Sunday Cardinal Couple

Cards WSOC With A Wake Weekend Win in Soccer

Overall UofL went 2-1 versus Wake Forest this weekend, with the women holding up their side of the competition.  After Field Hockey got their win on Friday, Karen Ferguson-Dayes' squad took to the pitch and also got a 2-1 victory in golden goal overtime.  You could argue that soccer handled it better because they only took a single overtime period to get the win vs the two that field hockey used, but that's getting pretty nit-picky.

Savina Zamborini is somewhere in the middle
of that celebration
The game was scoreless in the first half, though Savina Zamborini had a good chance at a goal.  Her time would come in the second half.  Julia Simon got the ball, drove deep down the sideline and with a marvelous juke and cut-back, was able to get a clean cross that might have been targeted for Brooke Dardano.  Dardano was well marked and the ball passed her by and found an open Zamborini.  The hometown Zamborini (Manual HS) put it in the lower left corner of the goal for her first career goal in her sophomore year.

Hiscock's shot is about to be deflected. She'll
regain the rebound and score.
Wake Forest got the equalizer in the 87th minute and pushed the game into overtime.

In the 10 minute overtime period, there were officially three shots recorded on the scoresheet, with Wake getting a shot in the 97th minute.  UofL marched down the field and a minute later, Emma Hiscock would take a breakaway shot.  Her first kick would be swatted by the Wake Forest goalkeeping charging out of the goal to try to stop the break, but Hiscock found the ball back at her feet after the deflection and buried into the now open goal, her fourth of the season.  Nina Nicosia was credited with the assist.

Check out Jared's interviews with Coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes, Gabby Kouzelos, and Emma Hiscock:

Soccer heads to South Bend next, for a Thursday evening game against Notre Dame.  TV for this one is listed on the dreaded RSN, so your guess is as good as mine as to how and whether we'll be able to watch it.  First kick will be a little later than usual, at 8pm.

(Photos by Jared Anderson) 

Top-20 Volleyball

UofL, ranked number three in the nation, has a top-20 battle today against Georgia Tech.  We'll get this match in today and still claim it as a top-20, though Georgia Tech will almost assuredly drop in the polls when they are released tomorrow after a five set loss to unranked Notre Dame on Friday.

Georgia Tech has been mired in the poll at 18 for three weeks and I'm sure was looking for some wins to help them move up in the polls.  Instead Notre Dame heads down to Atlanta and gets a reverse sweep.

So the Yellowjackets will be looking for a measure of revenge.  Georgia Tech is 11-2 overall, 2-1 in conference now.  They beat Wake Forest and Virginia Tech last weekend, both teams currently sitting at the very bottom of the ACC standings in this early season.

The biggest threats for Georgia Tech are all international players.  Julia Bergmann, easily spotted as a 6'5" redhead, hails from Munich, Germany and is the leading attacker on the team.  Bergmann is followed closely behind by Mariana Brambilla, from Porto Alegre, Brazil.  The other offensive threat is Biana Bertolino, from San Guillermo-Santa Fe, Argentina.  Paula Pimentel is the Libero for the squad, also from Brazil, hailing from Rio de Janiero.  Mattie McKissock is the setter for the squad, not an international player, from Wintermere, Florida in suburban Orlando.

Bergmann will prove to be a challenge for the vaunted UofL block, at 6'5", she has some chance of hitting over it, though that's a tall task with 6'2" and 6'3" Anna Stevenson and Amaya Tillman.  Brambilla doesn't have the height, at 5'11", so may find Louisville's blocking more of a challenge.

If Louisville's serving can force GT out of system, something that the Cards have done fairly well with this year, that will help take the edge off of Bergmann's attack making the path to the UofL victory that much easier.

1pm first serve, this one is on ACC Network Extra streaming.  It will be considered the top match of the day for volleyball nationally, with a 3 vs 18 going head to head.

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast

A trio in the virtual studio for the CCRHP.  Daryl took advantage of the good weather in the morning to hit the links, and Case is enjoying a well-earned vacation.  Jared, Paulie, and I held down the fort and were shocked at how quickly the how passed.

Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Soccer more than filled the time with all in hot and heavy action this time of year.  Check out the fun below.  With Case on vacation, the podcast form is not yet available.



  1. Where are Jared interviews? Jeff forget to add them?

    Nick O

  2. Hello Friends!
    Arthur Here !

    I was wondering same thing. Nick. Plus no link to the Saturday podcast. We were going to listen to it on the way home today.

    Your Friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer. SC

  3. I can see all that just fine on my laptop.

    Blue Lou

  4. So...from what I am told...if you read today's article in a web version, all is OK. But checking it out on a don't get any of the Louisville Women's Soccer comments or the replay of yesterday's podcast.

    I've tried it both ways and I concur.

    Sunday's are interesting, no?



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