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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Cardinal Couple -- Saturday recaps




Louisville has defeated Northeastern 2-1 in Field Hockey Sunday afternoon. We'll have the report in Monday's Cardinal Couple.

Women's golf finished 6th in the Mercedez-Benz Tournament in Knoxville


( Staff columnist extraordinaire Jenny O'Bryan takes us on a Sunday spin reviewing the busy Saturday the UofL women's athletic squads had. Although it isn't mentioned here...we'd also like to congratulate UofL football for squeaking by FIU 72-0. ) 

There was a plethora of women’s athletic activities, mostly away from the friendly confines of Louisville Athletics facilities.  Hopefully readers were able to catch some of the action. 

The golf team has been in Knoxville at The Mercedes Benz Championship.  As Paulie reported yesterday the team finished the day on Friday in 3rd place, and they will start the day on Sunday in the same spot.  Heavy rain in Knoxville cancelled the activities for the day and the tournament has been reduced to 36 holes.  The final round of 18 holes will be played on Sunday, weather permitting.


The rowing team was away from campus in Bloomington with an opening scrimmage against  The varsity only event kicked off the season for the rowers.  Lake Lemon in Bloomington proved to be a sour opener for the Hoosiers.  The Louisville rowers swept the day winning all pieces on the day.   The event was a series of “controlled rate pieces” between 5-8 minutes each.    

Coach Peterson, of the Hoosiers, said that the “Louisville team has more experience and it showed today, and simply “out pulled” the Hoosiers”.  Congrats to the team for winning the day. 


The soccer team travelled to Marquette to face the Golden Eagles and avenge last years 2-0 loss.  The Golden Eagles own a significant advantage in the series, 15-6-1. 

The team took to the field and went in to halftime with goose eggs on the board. 
With just 8 minutes in to the second half Marquette took the lead sending one in to the back of the net.   Five minutes later they found the back of the net again with 32 minutes left, bringing the game to 2-0 in Marquette’s favor.  Not backing down from a challenge, tho, the Cardinals finally got on the board with 10 minutes left in regulation when Corral scored.   Whitfield scored 7 minutes later, 3 minutes left in the game, tying the game. 

 In what is becoming a very familiar scenario for the kickin’ Cards they headed into overtime.  They held each other scoreless for the first 10 minute overtime and headed into their second overtime.   The Cardinals fell short in the second overtime dropping the contest when the Golden Eagles connected on a penalty kick.   

As of this writing (late Saturday night) all my information came from twitter updates from @ulwomenssoccer.  You can check the Louisville Athletic website for a better recap of the game likely as you read this.    It was a great effort for our Soccer Cards and they fell just a bit short. 

The Cardinals take to the field again next Friday, Sept. 27 at home in Cardinal Park  to open conference play against Memphis at 7:00 p.m. 


The VolleyCards were the only team in action at home.  In what has been a long time coming, the   
Cards opened for the first time this season at Cardinal Arena in the Active Ankle Challenge.

Looking to get back in the win column, after a brutal road test that had the Cards with a 2-6 record, they did not disappoint.  

The Cardinals started the match in an evenly contested, tight, first set.  The VolleyCards pulled the set out 25-23.  The second set saw the Cardinals in full control, completely keeping the Rice Owls out of system, winning the set 25-15.  The third and final set had the Cardinals close, before an 8-1 run put them up for good.    Rice attempted a comeback and came within 3, before the Cardinals pulled away and finished the match 25-15.    The VolleyCards won in 3!  In what has been a tough early season the win at home has to be a bright spot for the team.    Brooke Mattingly led all players with 9 kills and 4 blocks and was said to be “unstoppable offensively”. 

The Cardinals took to the court again at 7:00 pm to close out the Active Ankle Challenge.  As of this writing they were all knotted up at 2-2, heading into a 5th and decisive final set.    Look for a complete recap of the event here:

(my apologies for not being able to give the final score.  A busy  day of working the football game has this writer as one tired puppy!)



If your looking for some outdoor entertainment today, get out and enjoy the beautiful day by taking in a game at Trager Stadium.  The Field Hockey team takes on Northeastern at 1:30 p.m.  It should be a beautiful day and the team is out to stellar start on the season.    Hope to see you there!

-Jenny O Bryan

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