Nicole Woods scores winner for UofL against William & Mary
Louisville Field Hockey improved to 5-1 and gave Justine Sowry her 100th. win as a head coach with a 4-3 overtime win at William and Mary on Sunday.
The Cards had trouble getting out of the gate in this one, falling behind 1-0 at the 18:00 mark of the game. The Tribe (1-5) would hold that lead into halftime.
Louisville finally scored seven minutes into the second half when senior Alyssa Voelmle connected on a penalty corner. W&M was not going down without a fight, though...and regained the advantage six minutes later.
The Cards evened it up at the 51 minute mark when Mallory Mason corralled a Louisville missed shot on goal and pushed the orb in. UofL took their first lead of the contest when Voelmle recorded her second goal of the half on a penalty corner.
The Tribe knotted it at 3-3 with seven minutes left in regulation and it stay that way...forcing the extra session. Louisville was the sudden death session when Elisa "Chilly" Garcia found Nicole Woods with a pass and the Beverly, MA freshman slammed home the game winner.
Coach Sowry commented on the win:
"Today was not pretty in the slightest. William & Mary was relentless in its work ethic, hustle and support for each other and we were not," said UofL head coach Justine Sowry who earned her 100th career victory. "Our first half was very disappointing where our ball carrier was isolated almost every time. We were sluggish and lazy in our effort and discipline all over the field. The good news is our second half was much improved and we started to play to our strengths. Again we have learned a ton this weekend from both an individual and team perspective. It was important to get the win today and we must continue to grow and improve. "
On a side note...it was great to see the Field Hockey squad
supporting the Louisville football team Saturday at Scott Stadium. Despite the heartbreaking loss to Virginia the night before, the girls seemed ready to go take the fight to The Tribe and we were able to talk a bit with Coach Sowry and a couple of players before we entered the stadium and start a preliminary investigation on why there was no limousine waiting to take me from the Waynesboro Best Western to the Field Hockey game in Charlottesville when I arrived on Friday afternoon.
Alison Price delivers game-winner for Women's Soccer
Meanwhile...back home in Louisville at Lynn Stadium, the Louisville women's soccer team overcame a 2-0 Kent State lead to beat the Golden Flashes in overtime 3-2.
Down 2-0 at the half, Louisville used excellent defense some timely shots on goal to get back into this one. Kaela Dickermann scored her first goal just eight minutes into the second half. Isabella Habudu tied the contest with five minutes remaining.
In the overtime session, Chinyelu Asher fed Alison Price for the game winner just two minutes into the extra session. Louisville outshot the Golden Flashes 22-4 in the contest.
The kickin' Cards return to action Friday night @ 7:30 to open the ACC schedule against Syracuse in Lynn.
KFD talks about the win:
"We had to get adjusted to a lot of new kids in our lineup," said head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. "When we worked in practice on the defensive side of the ball, we were great defensively in games. Then when we worked on the attacking side of the ball, we were great offensively. I think the second half today was indicative of layering the both defending pieces with the attacking pieces. I think that's why we saw I think 17-0 (shots) in the second half."