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Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Cardinal Couple -- Volleyball stays undefeated in the AAC


-Volleyball defeats Knights in 4 sets

-Soccer gets blanked by #19 UCF

-Field Hockey loses in O.T. to Brown

Another "three for Sunday" for UofL women's sports to report on today. Only Volleyball was able to notch a "W", however...we look at all three contests below.


Maya McClendon had a "double-double" against UCF Sunday in the KFC YUM! Center...with 18 kills and 18 digs and the Cards downed the invading Knights 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20. The contest was shown on ESPNU.

Louisville is 6-0 in the AAC with the win and goes to 10-6 overall...currently on an eight-game win streak. The Cards got three others in double-digit kill totals...Brooke Mattingly "stomping" out 15, Randi Ewing "leaping" for 11 and Emily Juhl adding 10. The loss was the first for UCF in the AAC.

A tight battle throughout the entire first game...with 13 ties and six lead changes. Up 22-21, the Cards suffered two unforced errors and saw the Knights finish the game on a 4-1 run to take the first set.

Louisville came out strong in game two, going up 14-8. UCF rallied back, though, and led 18-17 after a 9-4 run. Finally, the Cards broke a 23-23 tie and took advantage of a UCF missed hit and game winner from Mattingly to even the match with the two-point win 25-23.

Another close game ensued after the half. Deadlocked at 10-10, UofL went up 15-12...thanks to some strong serving by Haley Pouliezos. The Knights wouldn't go away...charging back to make it 18-17 before the Cards used a 7-1 finish to take a seven point win at 25-18.

Louisville volleyed to an early 13-4 lead in the final but saw yet another rally from the Orlando invaders cut the margin to 15-13. Catlin Welch came to the Cards rescue with six straight serving points, though and the Cards pushed the advantage to 22-13. The Cards were outscored 7-3 the rest of the way but held on for the five-point 25-20 win.

Louisville goes to Wichita State for a Tuesday match next and then to Cincy for Friday action.



It was a battle of the conference undefeated at Cardinal Park
Sunday in women's soccer action and UCF took a defensive struggle against the Cards 1-0.

The lone tally in the contest came 20 minutes into the game, when Jennifer Martin fired over the top of freshman goalie Paige Brown. UCF controlled the first half action, with a 5-1 shots on goal advantage.

The Cards hammered away at the stout UCF defense in the final 45 minutes...getting five shots on goal...but was unable to slide one into the net.

It was Senior Day and senior Charlyn Corral attempted four of the six total shots on goal for the Cards in her final home appearance.

With the loss, the Cards go to 9-4-1 overall and 5-1 in conference.  UCF stays atop the AAC at 5-0 and is 11-2-2.

Louisville travels to Temple next, facing the Owls on Friday, Oct. 17th.



Louisville Field Hockey suffers their second straight loss with a 2-1 overtime fall to Brown University Sunday afternoon in Providence, R.I.

The Cards led early against the Bears...sweeping past Ditka to score in Soldier Field. Check was Erin Schneidtmiller taking a feed from Becca Maddock to go up 1-0 six and a half minutes into the game.

Brown countered at the 30 minute mark of the first half on a penalty corner shot and deflection.

After a scoreless second half, the teams entered overtime.

Louisville went on the offensive attack immediately in the 7 vs.7 format...Alyssa Voelmle firing twice to no avail in the first three minutes of the golden goal extra period...but it was Brown who took the game when they connected on another penalty corner at the 4:30 mark.

Louisville drops to 10-4 on the season. the Cards outshot Brown 26-8 in the game and held a 13-7 edge in corner attempts.

UofL returns to action at Trager Stadium with a Saturday draw against BIG EAST foe Rutgers at noon. The Cards will tangle with Northwestern on Sunday, Oct 20th, @ 1 p.m.



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