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Monday, September 29, 2014

Volleyball takes Ga. Tech in 5 -- Monday Cardinal Couple


The University of Louisville Volleyball team improved their ACC record to 1-1 and 9-5 overall with a exciting five set win over Georgia Tech Sunday at the KFC YUM CENTER. The Cards took the first two sets 25-22 and 25-18 and appeared to be on their way to a three set sweep but the Ramblin' Wreck came back to capture the next two 18-25 and 24-26.

That led to set five...the Cards prevailing 15-10. Louisville's Janelle Jenkins led the squad with 19 kills and Tess Clark (18) and Maya McClendon (15) also paced the Cards.

Anne Kordes was pleased with the "W":

"Our middle blockers were unbelievable and we lived and died on what they did. Janelle

Jenkins and Tess Clark imposed their will in the fifth set and it gave us such a lift and confidence,"

said UofL head coach Anne Kordes. "Georgia Tech was a scrappy team and they came at us
y the score relentlessly.

 Every match will be like this in the ACC, so we will be excited for the rest of the day today and then concentrate on two tough matches we have coming up at Virginia and Virginia Tech."



Louisville Field Hockey has had trouble in Sunday games following Friday ACC contests. Yesterday was no exception...the Cards falling to 6-4 Liberty by the score of 2-1. 

Alyssa Voelmle scored six minutes into the contest, but Louisville was shut out the rest of the way. The Cards had two chances to tie at the end of the game but could not convert on a Voelmle shot and subsequent penalty corner attempt by Mallory Mason.

Coach Sowry discusses the loss:

"Of course it's disappointing we didn't get the outcome we desired today, however we controlled the tempo for the majority of the game," said UofL head coach Justine Sowry. "Our passing patterns and possession rates were excellent which was a drastic improvement from our previous game. We let ourselves down with a couple of defensive lapses and the inability to finish up front. Liberty was able to capitalize on their opportunities and we didn't - and that ultimately was the difference in today's game."

The Cards host Duke Friday night.



Louisville women's soccer got defeated by Miami, OH earlier in the season. They fared a little better against the Florida version...battling to a tie yesterday against the 'Canes. 

The University of Louisville (4-5-1, 1-1-1) women's soccer team played Miami (2-8-1, 0-1-1) to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at Cobb Stadium. The Cardinals came from behind when freshmanAlison Price scored the equalizer in the 86th minute, Louisville was unable to capitalize in overtime.

The Cardinals' offense bounced back after being held to just one shot on Thursday night, finishing the first period with five shots. Louisville held possession early in the first period, with a shot from freshman Kaela Dickerman in the fifth minute that went high. Senior Erin Yenney's shot went high in the 11th minute then Victoria Martinis had a shot go just wide in the 12th minute.

In the 26th minute, junior Lexie Niedoba's shot was saved by Miami goalkeeper Emily Lillard. Miami had a shot on goal in the 39th minute by Cardinal keeper Paige Brown made the save. Niedoba had another shot at the goal in the 44th minute but Lillard made the save.

Louisville finished the first half with a 5-3 shot advantage, while Miami finished with a 3-1 corner kick advantage. Brown finished with one save while Lillard finished with two.

Neither team was able to really get into an offensive flow early in the second period. Miami had the first opportunity in the 62nd minute with a shot from but Brown came up with the save. In the next minute, Yenney had a header go high.

The Hurricanes jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 74th minute, off a free kick from Natalie Moik from just outside the 18-yard box. 11 minutes later the Cardinals' Chatham DeProspo took a corner kick and sent it into the box, where Price was able to finish off a scrum with a shot into the back corner of the net, beating Lillard and knotting the score at 1-1.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the two overtime periods, ending in a 1-1 draw. Louisville finished the game with an 11-8 shot advantage, while Miami finished with a 5-3 corner kick advantage. Brown finished with three saves while Lillard finished with two.




  1. OT: Congratulations to Nora Kiesler on her commitment to Purdue. A school using a 1/2 court set with a focus on the post is a good pick for her.

    1. I'm guessing that her comment on she and U of L parting ways this summer might have had something to do with the commitment of Erin DeGrate. I wish her good luck.

  2. WE echo the sentiment that she has a great career at Purdue.



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