Cards Score Late to Draw BC 1-1
For all of the talk about Boston College being a doormat in ACC play, Louisville had to fight to pick up a draw in this one. The teams entered the half tied at zero. Both teams had taken five shots with one on frame, earned four corners, and Louisville had committed seven fouls to BC's six. One of those fouls earned Lizzie Sexton a yellow card. The second half saw BC with a fair amount more chances, as the Eagles took six shots to Louisville's two. They put three shots on goal in the second half, netting the first goal in the 56th minute. Louisville was under siege, with BC putting up three shots in five minutes. The first was over the goal, while the second forced a save from Erynn Floyd. The third was a well played ball that beat the defense for the go-ahead goal.
In addition to Roberts' goal, Louisville's other two shots on goal came from Addie Chester and Hayley Howard. Fiona Gaißer, Emersen Jennings, and Lizzie Sexton took the other shots for the Cards, with Sexton being the only Cardinal to attempt two shots. Last night's game also saw the return of Viktoria Wik, who had been out with an injury for quite a few games. The freshman played 15 minutes in relief. Interestingly, Autumn Weeks didn't appear in this game.
Louisville next heads to Clemson on Thursday night. That game will be available on ACC Network Extra at 7PM. The Tigers are tied for second in the ACC with Pitt and Notre Dame, with all three teams at 5-1-1, trailing FSU by a win. The Cards handed Pittsburgh their only ACC loss of the year (and one of only two overall losses), so never say never about their match Thursday. With Louisville unable to take care of business against BC, they must average at least a point over the last three matches to make the tournament, and they'll probably need more than that. We'll see how the rest of the season shakes out.
Floyd Street will feature two big matches today that are important for different reasons.
Volleyball is facing Virginia. While it doesn't sound like a major matchup, Louisville will need to avoid coming down off of a high after their sweep of Pittsburgh in a return to L&N Federal Credit Union Arena. The Cavaliers are just 8-9 this season, and they're a woeful 1-6 in conference, but Louisville gets every team's best shot. After the Cards took care of business against Pitt and GT took down FSU, it's a whole new conference season with all to play for at the top. Louisville can't afford to slip now. The match will get underway at 1PM on ACCNX.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast
We were on yesterday, and our shorthanded staff for the show became more shortened when Paulie's internet decided to go kablooey. Jeff and I talked about women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and women's basketball. You know, the works. You can hear it all on this week's episode at the links below.