Good Saturday Morning to you and we have another change in the Cardinal Couple batting order for you this morning. Case is off to vacation, so 'ol Paulie grabs the bat, heads to the plate and steps into the Saturday morning lineup. We got a lot to cover today, so grab a seat. get your popcorn and let's go!
FIELD HOCKEY DOWN WAKE FOREST 2-1 in DOUBLE OVERTIME
Lately, it seems, the Louisville Field Hockey squad has been a double-overtime participant in their matches. The Cards have engaged in three this season -- two of them in the last five days -- and won them. And, it took place again yesterday.
Friday in Trager, #3 Louisville fell behind early to the Demon Deacons, tied it up late and then got the "W" in the 77th minute of play. Mattie Tabor notched her fifth goal of the season, and her fifth game-winning goal of the year. The Cards were granted a penalty corner -- their fourth of the second overtime -- and Tabor was there to follow up on Julie Kouijzer's initial shot. She rebounded the blocked attempt and sent it back toward goal for the sudden victory, golden goal win. for Louisville.
The game-ending score pushed Louisville to 10-1 on the season and 3-0 in ACC play.
For the first quarter of the contest, the squads battled in a scoreless affair, WFU's (and Louisville Ballard graduate) Maggie Dickman broke the ice early in the second quarter after receiving a long inlet pass and zipping the shot by Cardinals goalkeep Mila de Kuijer.
Louisville responded with the tying goal with four minutes left in the third quarter. It came off a penalty corner...Kouijzer's attempt to score was deflected by Katie Schneider and the move sent the ball into the WFU net.
Our Jared Anderson was on hand for the action, taking the photos you see here today and also getting post-game remarks from Coach Sowry and Mattie Tabor. You can hear those below:
The Cards return to the pitch on Monday, when they go out-of-conference to host Miami (OH).
VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS CLEMSON
The #3 University of Louisville Volleyball squad began their two-game road trip with unqualified success last night, by sweeping home-standing Clemson 25-16, 25-11, 25-19
The Cards win was their 13th of the season with no losses and got a strong performance from sophomore Anna de Beer, who led the squads with 11 kills. Louisville also got nine kills from Aiko Jones, eight from Anna Stevenson and an impressive four service aces from freshman libeero Elena Scott.
Clemson battled the Cards early -- actually holding a 9-8 lead -- in the first set before UofL went on a 9-0 run to blow past the Tigers. Accurate hitting was the key in this set, with the Cards recording an impressive .419 percentage and limiting the Tigers to .077.
The second set belonged to Louisville early on and the Cards built a 15-7 lead on Clemson. The Cards were being "bullies of the block" with their front-line defense and had no trouble outscoring the home team 10-4 after the media timeout to take the second frame in convincing fashion
Clemson wasn't ready to head to the locker room without a fight and they did grab an early third set lead before the Cards rode Elena Scott's serving to a 7-0 run and 9-4 lead. The Tigers battled Louisville late into the final set and actually crept within four points at 23-19 before committing two hitting errors to give the Cards set and match.
The Cards looked good in their camouflage unis -- it's a shame I couldn't find any good pictures of them in them.
Louisville heads west from South Carolina to Georgia next to face a dangerous Georgia Tech team on Sunday afternoon.
SOCCER HOSTS WAKE FOREST TODAY
Last weekend was FSU visiting Floyd Street to face Louisville women's sports squad and this weekend it's Wake Forest rolling the buses in off I 6-5 to battle the Cards,
In Lynn tonight, the kickin' Cards will go up against the Demon Deacons for a 7 p.m. Saturday evening match.
Karen Ferguson Dayes' squad comes into the conference match with a 6-2-1 record and 2-1 conference slate. The Winston-Salem school boasts a 10-1 mark and won all eight of their non-conference matches. In the ACC, they have road wins at Boston College and Syracuse but a loss to #7 ranked Virginia at home last week.
The Cards will face ACC leading goalkeeper in Kaitlynn Parks, who sports a impressive .0104 goals against average number.
This should be a fun one, so why not head over to Floyd Street after the Cards (we certainly hope) defeat the Demon Deacons in football this afternoon and see if we can get the sweep over Wake in ACC action.
One of our favorite events of the year, the annual UofL WBB luncheon will be held Friday, October 29th in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel. This is a new location for the luncheon -- the last several affairs were held at the Marriott Downtown facility.
Doors open at 11:30 and the event begins at noon.
Cost this year is $35 for a ticket and tables of 10 can be purchased (while seats remain) so you can hang out with your game buddies and cranky Aunt Mildred (who says you never take her anywhere).
You can go to:
to get your seats. They are on a first come, first sold basis so, don't hesitate on this usually sold-out event !!
THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR PODCAST
It's looking like it'll be a small but mighty crew on hand for this morning's 11 a.m. Cardinal Cople radio Hour Podcast.
With Case on vacation and Daryl playing golf today, it'll be me, Jeff and Jared to discuss the joy and excitement of UofL women's athletics today.
It should be a busy show, with a lot to cover, and we invite you to join the fun!
You can check out the live stream of the show by going to the Cardinal Couple You Tube page and clicking on the live video,
Have a great Saturday!