Louisville women's soccer hits the road for their final road trip of the season. They face NC State tonight before visiting Duke on Sunday.
The Cards and Wolfpack are slated for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff and will be shown on ACC Network Extra.
Louisville enters the match with a 5-6-2 record, but has struggled in conference play with a 2-5 mark. NC State is 7-5-4 overall with a 2-4-1 ACC record.
Most recently, NC State drew 3-3 against Miami. The Hurricanes held a 3-0 lead 19 minutes into the match but the Wolfpack defended their home turf by scoring the final three goals of the match.
Jameese Joseph has powered the offense with seven goals and 16 total points. Leyah Hall-Robinson leads the team with five assists to go along with a pair of goals. Eight other NC State players have logged at least one goal. Despite scoring 21 goals on the year, NC State has allowed 24 goals.
Maria Echezarreta has been the only player in goal for the Wolfpack. She's allowed 24 goals but has recorded 64 saves for a .727 save percentage.
For Louisville, this is a must win game in order to keep any postseason hopes alive.
Swim and Dive Hosts Tennessee
A top-10 match-up will be happening at the Ralph Wright Natatorium today at 2:00 p.m. The Cards host Tennessee in a dual men/women meet. All events at the Ralph Wright Natatorium are free admission.
Plenty of women's swimmers hope to make an early strong impression. Gabi Albiero is one of the highest ranked swimmers in the country in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle. Christiana Regenauer also ranks among the top in the country in both events.
Looking at longer distances, Paige Hetrick and Rye Ulett both rank in the top 10 in the country in the 200-meter freestyle and 500-meter freestyle, respectively.
Continuing to grow in popularity, Louisville Live will be held at Louisville Slugger Field this year. The event, which showcases both women's basketball and men's basketball is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. and last around 90 minutes. This will be the first time that a full court will be used.
The roster for both teams will be introduced, including pre-season All-ACC team members Hailey Van Lith and Morgan Jones. Members of the team will then compete in various skills competitions including a three-point contest.
Louisville was recently picked to finish first in the ACC this year. Virginia Tech was picked to finish second and NC State third.
I plan to be out at Louisville Live to get some shots of the event so hopefully we can share some of those this weekend.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!