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Monday, September 28, 2015

Louisville Volleyball goes to 2-0 in ACC...Soccer shut out by Pitt -- Monday CARDINAL COUPLE


At this time last year, Erin Fairs was sending kills over the net in Tampa, FL. against AAC foes for USF and Aniah Philo was doing the same for her high school team in Texas. 

Fast forward to yesterday...when Fairs has 24 kills on a .391 hitting average and Philo added 14 kills with a .345 accuracy to lead Louisville to a 22-25, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21 win over the 'Canes to improve to 8-4 on the season and 2-0 in the ACC. 

A clipboard bites the dust in the Cards first game
Of possible concern is a late match foot injury to Katie George. The senior remained on the court despite it...the question is how serious is it and will she be ready for a tough weekend ahead where the Cards host Syracuse and Boston College. 

Another question arises on the status of Cards outside hitter Maya McClendon...who has been in uniform but hasn't participated against either Notre Dame or Miami. Last year's leader in kills...McClendon has been seeing less time this season with the arrival of Fairs and Philo on campus. 


A scoreless affair in the first half and for 25 minutes of the second half in Lynn Stadium Sunday...which head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes pretty much expected...since both squad played a few days ago.

Pitt getting the eventual game winner in the 70th minute.

The Cards stand at 4-5-1 overall and 1-2 in ACC play. Louisville has not allowed more than two goals to anyone this season but has not scored more than two goals in any contest.

Pitt and Louisville each had 12 shots yesterday...the Panthers having seven of those on goal...compared to the Cards four. 

UofL will step out of conference Thursday night for a match against Morehead State at the Lynn Soccer Stadium.


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1 comment:

  1. To be clear, Katie hurt her foot near the end of the Notre Dame match, and played through some pain on it yesterday against Miami. Unless the injury turns out to be worse than we thought and playing on it could aggravate it more, I would expect her to play this weekend against Syracuse and BC. The lingering question is whether she'll be 100%.

    I noticed her favoring it a bit during the match yesterday, but didn't have word on the injury that had happened until after the match in speaking with Coach Kordes. Katie is a competitor through and through, so she'll no doubt play if at all possible. And given that she played in a way that was not noticeable to most, I think she'll be fine, particularly with a weak of care on it.

    Assuming, for the sake of argument, that she's not able to go this coming weekend. I think we'll be fine with Kali Eaken taking the reigns, and still have backups in Morgan Miller, and even Lyndsey Palmer, if necessary. (As great as Katie is, we've got setters for days on this squad).

    -- Worldwide


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