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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Volleyball takes two in Illini Classic...Field Hockey vs. IU today -- Sunday Cardinal Couple


Louisville picked up two wins in Volleyball yesterday in the Illini Classic...defeating Creighton 25-18, 18-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-11 and Miami 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-10

   -- Fairs fires on Bluejays in Cardinal win --

Although the Erin Fairs era at Louisville will only last one looks to be one that will have us mentioning her name a lot over the next several months. The fifth-year senior from USF had 21 kills in the five set win over the BIG EAST opponent.

After going on a 9-2 run to win the first game, the Cards watched as Creighton returned the favor in the second game...overcoming a 15-11 deficit to knock off Anne Kordes' crew. UofL trailed only once in the third game in getting the four point win.

Creighton rallied back in the fourth game...winning a back and forth contest when Maggie DeJong's kill attempt rolled off the net and out of bounds to give the Bluejays a two-point victory. The fifth game tie-breaker was Creighton's early until the Cards slammed their way from a 10-9 deficit to a 14-10 lead. Fairs had two kills in the roll...Katie George used one of her patented dumps to end it.

Janelle Jenkins was just getting warmed up and added 15 kills...stalwart Maya McClendon finished with 13 kills.

-- Red Hawks rocked in four after slow Cardinal start -- 

Janelle Jenkins became the force in the Cards' second game of the day...producing 23 kills and getting six blocks in the Cards 4 game win.

Louisville started slowly in game one...down 12-6...before rallying to take a 18-17 lead after four straight Jenkins kills. A Miami timeout righted the ship for the Ohioans...they exploded for a 7-1 run to take the first...helped by four Cardinal errors. 

In the second game, the Cards battled the RedHawks to a 14-14 tie before UofL and Jenkins seven kills forged ahead for the seven-point victory. Louisville stayed hot at the start of the third game and led by five at one point before a spirited Miami rally gave them a 21-20 lead. Knotted at 24-24, Louisville got a Maggie DeJong block and benefited from a Miami hitting error to win 26-24.

The fourth game wasn't close...Louisville jumping out to a 8-1 win and expanding that to a 15-point match-ending victory.  



Louisville vs. Indiana
Aug. 30, 2015 – 1:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Series History: Louisville leads 10-7
Last Meeting: Oct. 26, 2014 – Louisville won 3-0 at Indiana
Scouting the Hoosiers: The Hoosiers are coached by Amanda Janney who is in her first season at the helm. IU’s key returners include: Karen Lorite, Nicole Volgraf and Kate Barber, who were selected to the Big Ten Conference's 2015 Players to Watch list. Indiana is coming off of a 9-8 campaign in 2014.
Live streaming: Fans may watch the Louisville/Indiana game online at The one-time subscription fee is $9.95 and can be obtained through College Sports Live.
Up next: Following this weekend , the Cardinals will head west for a pair of games. Louisville will face California in a neutral site matchup at UC Davis on Sept. 4 and will stay in Davis to play the Aggies on Sept. 6.


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