Chad scored nine goals to set a program record for most goals scored in a game by a single player. Her final goal came with 18:02 remaining in the second half.
Alex McNicholas recorded a hat trick, Ally Hall, Kayla Marshall, and Kirsten Parker each had a pair of goals.
The Dukes scored the first goal of the game before the Cards went on a 5-0 burst in six minutes and never looked back. Chad scored a goal as the buzzer sounded going into halftime to put the Cards up 11-6.
Scott Teeter made a change at halftime to give some rest to the starters. All eligible players saw
playing time. Starting goalkeeper Rachel Florek, who recorded five saves, got to rest the back half of the game. Lexie Ball played for nearly nine minutes and Jen Schaaf handled the final 20 minutes.
"We played extremely well today, especially coming off of short rest following a tough triple overtime loss to Duke just two days ago," said Teeter. "It was great to see us compete for 60 minutes. We also got a chance to play everyone, which will help us save our legs for another tough game on Thursday."
Louisville hosts Cincinnati on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m., and then Syracuse on Sunday at noon.
Softball Sweeps Morehead State
In a rare midweek doubleheader Louisville softball squared off against Morehead State and won both in mercy rule victories. Louisville tallied 29 runs in the two games.
In the first game, the Cards scored in four of the six innings to win 8-0. Celene Funke, Sidney Melton, and Rebecca Chung each recorded multiple hits. Funke's hits were a triple and a home run, the first of her career. Funke scored twice and Melton crossed the plate three times.
Taylor Roby (6-1) tossed the first five innings and recorded seven strikeouts while allowing one hit. Danielle Watson closed out the final inning with all strikeouts and one hit.
|Funke's Day was worth celebrating
Is that the new Cardinal uniform unveiling?
Funke was part of a five-player group that tallied two hits each that also featured Chung, Jordyn Wolfe, Kyra Snyder, and Megan Hensley. Caitlin Ferguson walked three times and recorded a hit while scoring four times.
Watson pitched the first two innings, going perfect in her six batters faced. Hensley closed the final three innings, giving up three hits and striking out four. Hensley (6-1) was credited with the win, which, I believe is because Watson did not go five innings.
The 21 runs was one run shy of tying a program record of 22 runs in a game.
Louisville, who has now improved to 17-7, opens ACC play this weekend when they host Syracuse on Friday at 6:00, Saturday at 1:00, and Sunday at noon. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, green beer will be available for fans at Sunday's game.
(EDITOR NOTE: Great. Just what we need. Jared with a camera and green beer available. Oh, boy. Can't wait to see those pics.)
Post game with Coach Holly Aprile
Post game with Celene Funke
No Basketball News
When it comes to women's basketball news Paulie is typically the first here at Cardinal Couple to know. When I joined him and Daryl Foust for softball post game last night he did not know anything new. The severity of AC's injury is still not known....or being released There are also no updates on either of Sam's injuries, although her broken nose appears to be the worse of her two.
Cardinal Arena is the spot for NCAA Selection viewing with the team. The show is Monday, March 18, so we will keep an eye out for additional details. Will the Cards be a 1-seed? The NCAA would be foolish if that isn't the case!
Wait a second...the NCAA IS Foolish....uh, oh.
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!