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Friday, October 17, 2014

Field Hockey has home streak broken -- Saturday Cardinal Couple

Heartbreak at Trager on Friday afternoon.

The seventh-ranked University of Louisville field hockey team fell 2-1 in overtime to No. 17 Boston College on Friday afternoon at Trager Stadium. The Cardinals fall to 10-4 (3-3 ACC), while the Eagles improve to 10-5 (2-3).

"You can't come out flat against a quality team like Boston College," said UofL head coach Justine Sowry. "I thought we played much better in the second half, but in the end, they capitalized on their chances."

The Eagles opened up travelled to Syracusethe scoring in the eighth minute of play to take the 1-0 lead when Eryn McCoy scored near the stroke mark off of an AshLeigh Sebia assist. Boston College controlled possession in the first half of play and took the lead into halftime after outshooting the Cardinals 3-2 and holding a 1-0 edge in penalty corners.

Louisville picked up the offensive pressure in the second half and broke through with a goal in the 58th minute of play. Freshman Nicole Woods sent a pass from the left side of the cage to junior Elisa Garcia who connected on her fifth goal of the season to even the score at 1-1.

The match remained tied at the end of regulation and the teams entered a 15-minute sudden-victory overtime period with the field cut down to seven players per team.

BC opened the overtime period on the attack and the game was decided in the fourth minute of play. McCoy was able to capitalize once again on a fast break opportunity when she got past a Louisville defender in the midfield and dribbled into the circle to go against King. McCoy fired off a shot that slid under a diving King to give the Eagles the win.


Volleyball traveled to Syracuse last night and swept the Orange 25-17, 26-24 25-18 

Janelle Jenkins had 12 kills and to lead the University of Louisville volleyball team to a 25-17, 26-24, 25-18 in ACC volleyball action in Syracuse Friday night.

The Cards move to 4-3 in the league and 11-7 overall with the win. UofL hit .290 and had seven blocks. Syracuse drops to 8-12 and 0-7 in the ACC.

After dominating action in the first set, the Cards saw the Orange fire back and have Louisville at game point four games. The Cards would not surrender, though...and came back to win the second game...thanks to the heroics of Tess Clark. 

Louisville roared out to a 9-1 lead to start the final game and was never seriously challenged...leading 24-13 before settling for the seven point win. 

The  Cards head south next for Sunday action against NC State. 

The Saturday Cardinal Couple Radio Show promises to be a busy one with recaps on Field Hockey, Volleyball, the WBB Basketball TipOff Luncheon and Worldwide's report on the Lacrosse Awards Dinner. 

BE sure to tune in. We'll have exclusives from Coach Sam Purcell, Megan Deines, Arianna Freeman, Syd Brackemyre plus Walz's address and words from the seniors...


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