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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Field Hockey wins...Volleyball falls -- Saturday CARDINAL COUPLE

Junior Elisa Garcia's unassisted goal in the sixth minute of overtime lifted the No. 11 University of Louisville field hockey team to a 2-1 win over host 16th ranked Wake Forest Friday evening. The Cardinals improve to 8-1 (2-1 ACC) while the Demon Deacons drop to 6-4 (0-2)
"To get a second win in the ACC says a lot about our team right now," said UofL head coach Justine Sowry. "Wake was the better team tonight but it shows our grit, toughness and resilience. We were pressured hard and didn't handle that very well. We will review the game and continue to grow as individuals and as a team. These ACC games are tough on so many levels and we have to recover well and get refocused for another challenging opponent on Sunday."

The teams battled through a scoreless first half in which the Demon Deacons outshot the Cardinals 4-1 and held a 2-0 advantage in penalty corners.

The Cards broke through at the 47:53 mark in the game. Senior Alyssa Voelmle's penalty corner shot was stopped by Wake's Valerie Dahmen, but sophomore Lotta Kahlert sent the rebound into the cage for her third goal of the season to give Louisville a 1-0 lead.

The Demon Deacons answered less than four minutes later when Krysta Wangerin connected on a feed from Madi Julius to tie the game at 1-1 at the 51:11 mark.

In the second half, Louisville outshot Wake Forest 5-2 and held a 3-1 lead in penalty corners, but the scored remained tied at the end of regulation. The teams entered a 15-minute sudden victory overtime period with the field cut down to seven players per side.

Each team registered two shots in the overtime period, but the Cardinals broke through when Garcia dribbled into the circle and delivered a shot past Dahmen for her third score of the season to give Louisville the 2-1 win.

(Thanks to Louisville SID department for the story)


The University of Louisville volleyball team dropped its ACC opener to Boston College
 in a five set loss (25-19, 25-22, 16-25, 17-25, 15-8). This was the first conference
 opening loss for UofL in five seasons and snapped a 34-conference match winning
 streak dating back two different conferences in a Big East loss to Notre Dame
 Sept. 23, 2012.

Sophomore Janelle Jenkins finished with 18 kills, while junior Roxanne McVey
 totaled 24 digs. Despite the loss, the Cardinals held a .164 to .152 hitting advantage.
 The Cardinals also outblocked the Eagles 10-5 but were aced five times.
Tess Clark led the block with six. Setter Katie George had seven kills and 14 digs
 and a block. The Eagles were led by Katty Workman's 21 kills.

"Without Katie George's heroics, we wouldn't have even been in the position to
 get to the fifth set and try to salvage the match," said UofL head coach Anne Kordes
 "We had some injuries and made some lineup changes but that is no excuse
 because we looked like we have never played volleyball together before.
 I am really leaning on Janelle JenkinsMaya McClendon and Roxanne McVey
 on defense so we can stay in system."

The Cardinals struggled with the Eagles' serve, getting aced three times in
 the first set. BC was able to keep UofL out of a rhythm and held them to
 a .167 hitting percentage. The Eagles hit .279 and used a 9-2 run late in the
 first set. Boston College went on two five-point runs in the set, as the Cards
 were unable to push back and eventually fell 25-19.

In the second set, UofL fell behind 8-1 early and tried to play catch-up.
 The Cards made it 17-19 at one point late in the set, before BC got to
 set point at 24-18. The Cards scored four points before a kill by Julia Topor
gave the Eagles the 25-22 win and a two-set lead going into the break.

In the third set, the Cards went on a six-point run early on to go up 8-3.
 BC was hampered by a .047 hitting percentage as the Eagles tried to
come back, but only got as close as 10-5. Janelle Jenkins had five kills
 in the set as the Cardinals rolled 25-16.

In the fourth set, a 14-6 Cardinal lead early proved to be insurmountable for
 the Eagles as the Louisville outhit BC .250 to .027 in the set. The Cards
 registered their first two aces of the match, one from McClendon and the
 other from Lyndsay Palmer. But the turning point was the eight Cardinal
 blocks as BC fell 25-17 to even the set score at two.

The decisive fifth set was close before the switch as the teams went
 back and forth. The score was tied at eight when Boston College pulled
away on a seven-point run to take the set and match.

The Cards will stay at home, and host Georgia Tech on Sunday at 2 pm.
in the KFC Yum! Center.


  1. Paulie, black on red is extremely difficult to read.

  2. Changed it just for you....C-Mac



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