SUNDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- Volleyball opens season
- Field Hockey falls (or not) to Iowa
- CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO archived broadcast
SCORE REPORT: LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S SOCCER LOSES TODAY 2-0 AT ILLINOIS. THE
CARDS OUTSHOT THE ILLINI 13-8 AND HELD A 6-3 ADVANTAGE WITH SHOTS ON GOAL. WE'LL HAVE MORE IN THE MONDAY EDITION OF CARDINAL COUPLE.
|CC favorite Jeff McAdams was on
hand for the volleyball opener
Volleyball held their alumnae match Saturday evening in Cardinal Arena. An appreciative fan base got to see the eight newcomers to the roster.
Anne Kordes comments:
"It was a fun debut for the team, especially the newcomers Tess Clark and Laura Blab. Both took big time swings and the whole team's work and dedication in the preseason really showed in their fitness level. Their play was sound and the energy was high."
Blab looked to be a killing machine with 10 and Tara Gowan had seven kills and four blocks. Maggie DeJong added five kills and seven blocks. Maya McClendon shone with eight kills.
The ACC/BIG 10 Challenge starts Friday in Minneapolis, MN and Louisville will face Wisconsin and Minnesota.
LOUISVILLE FIELD HOCKEY WINS IN REGULATION BUT LOSES IN SHOOTOUT TO IOWA.
I know, it sound contradictory...but in preseason action in Iowa City, the Cards led 4-3 after two halves but
lost in a overtime shootout 5-4.
Shannon Sloss scored twice and Mallory Mason added a goal as the University of Louisville field
hockey team fell 4-3 to Iowa in a preseason scrimmage Saturday. As part of the scrimmage format, the teams played two halves followed by an overtime period and then a series of penalty strokes.
"Iowa was a great opponent that gave us a lot of challenges and many lessons were learned," said UofL head coach Justine Sowry. "They caught us on our heels from the first whistle and it took us a long time to get into the game. There were some positives, including giving some freshmen time, getting different combinations going and the fight that we showed throughout. This season is about the process and ensuring that every day we are improving from the previous one. We look toward our next practice to get back to business."
In the first half, the Hawkeyes used a 4-2 edge in shots and a 3-2 advantage in penalty corners to take a 2-1 lead. Natalie Cafone scored an unassisted goal at the 5:45 mark and Mallory Lefkowitz gave Iowa a 2-0 lead before Mallory Mason connected on a penalty stroke to put the Cards on the scoreboard with just over a minute left to play in the first half.
Sophomore Shannon Sloss scored a pair of goals to match two more Hawkeye goals in the second half. Sara Watro gave Iowa a 3-1 in the first minute of the second half but Sloss responded five minutes later to pull the Cards back within a goal. Chandler Ackers converted a penalty stroke for an insurance goal and make the score 4-2. Sloss connected on a feed from freshman Nicole Woods for the 4-3 final in regulation.
The teams entered a sudden-victory overtime period which saw Iowa prevail after an unassisted goal by Stephanie Norlander.
In the best of five penalty stroke series, sophomore Lotta Kahlert put the Cards on the scoreboard, but the Hawkeyes made three of their attempts.
UofL will open the 2014 season against Saint Louis on Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. at Trager Stadium.
CARDINAL COUPLE'S SATURDAY BROADCAST SHOULD BE ON THE ARCHIVED SOUNDCLOUD LATER TODAY. WE HAD A GOOD HOUR OF WOMEN'S SPORTS DISCUSSION AND ALSO FEATURED PAULIE'S CHAT WITH HEAD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH JEFF WALZ.
HERE'S THE LINK TO THE HOME PAGE. WHEN PUBLISHED, THE ARCHIVED BROADCAST WILL POP UP DOWN NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.