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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Field Hockey shakes Wake 2-0...Volleyball falls to Irish...Radio today! -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Signing "a whole lotta" autographs 
Getting a first half score from Lotta Kahlert and an insurance goal from Lizzie Gittens off a penalty corner...Louisville Field Hockey improved to 8-1 yesterday with an ACC win over the Demon Deaconesses. 

Coach Sowry was pleased: 

"This was easily our best performance of the year. Our coaching staff is so proud of the team with the execution of the game plan and the intensity at which we played." 

The squads battled through 30 scoreless minutes to begin the game before Kahlert knifed through the WFU defense and fired one into the top of the cage to put the Cards up. Louisville dominated action in the first 35 minutes...holding a 10-0 shot advantage. 

The second half saw Wake tighten up a bit more on defense but the Cards took advantage of a penalty corner with about eight minutes left to play. The combination of Erin McCrudden, Marigrace Ragsdale and Gittens on penalty corners has been quite productive for the Cards this year...Gittens tallied her fourth score of the season for the insurance goal. 

It is a bit of revenge for last year...when Wake Forest came to Trager and delivered a 2-1 loss to the Flock. 

Sowry will have to go to the monitor to find teaching points: 

"I usually can find things that we need to work on after a game and tonight I'll have to watch video to find those pieces to improve. Our leadership came to play and they had a very impressive supporting cast for 70 minutes".

Louisville heads to Boone, NC next for a noon start against Appalachian State. 



Louisville Volleyball suffered from a .112 attack average last night in South Bend...falling 25-15, 25-20, 25-14 to the Irish. 

The Cards (5-6) did finally get Kali Eakin, Janelle Jenkins and Jasmine Bennett all in the line-up together for what seems like the first time in months...but nine serving errors and a .276 hitting percentage by Notre Dame proved to be too much to overcome. 

Anne Kordes tried quite a few combinations looking for a spark...playing 13 players in the three sets...but the Cards failed to win their opener in ACC play. Louisville swept the Irish last year at the KFC YUM! Center.

The road doesn't get any easier for the wide-netters...they head to Florida State Sunday.

I'm sure we'll have to drag commentary out of Worldwide today about last night's stumble in South Bend...he seems to be less verbose after losses. 



Join us for THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR today at 11 a.m. on WCHQ 100.9 and on-line at Crescent Hill Radio. We'll discuss a variety of topics....including Volleyball, Field Hockey, Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball and even a little football. We'll have audio from Justine Sowry, Pam Bustin, and a couple of fanatical Louisville football fans. We would do the show while jogging down Frankfort Avenue...but my knee hurts, it's too hot and the microphone cords won't stretch that far. 

If you missed the live broadcast..catch the replay at the link below! 



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