Monday, October 21, 2019
Triumph at Trager, Success in Simpsonville and Beating at Blacksburg -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
# 5 FIELD HOCKEY WINS IN OVERTIME OVER #6 IOWA 3-2
it wasn't one for the faint-hearted Sunday on Floyd Street.
Louisville Field Hockey managed a miracle goal off a penalty corner with no time remaining in regulation to tie the contest and force an overtime against the Hawkeyes.
And, then, the winner with four seconds left in overtime.
Trailing 2-1, a desperation play of sorts...the Cards on a final, last chance attempt to score. They got the corner awarded when an Iowa player deliberately knocked a pass intended for Margot Lawn out of bounds.
By the rules of Field Hockey, a penalty corner is awarded when a defensive player intentionally hits a ball over the back line, so Louisville was awarded the corner and went into the corner formation. Bethany Russ's shot was stopped after the set but the deflection went to Carter Ayars, hanging out at the corner of the right goalpost. She tapped the orb back in over Iowa goalkeeper Leslie Speight's out-stretched stick for the tying goal.
The Hawkeyes almost ended it early in the overtime session when a shot bounced off the post and failed to get into the goal. Seconds later, a diving stop, out of the circle area, by UofL goalkeeper Hollyn Barr stopped another Iowa drive.
The Cards mounted another last-chance attempt to score with 15 seconds left in the O.T.
An Ayars pass connected with Alli Bitting who advanced the ball for a shot-on-goal. Her attempt was deflected by an Iowa defender, but Madison Walsh was in position to take the deflection and fire it into the net for the winning goal. Four seconds remained on the clock, but it was over because of the sudden death format of Field Hockey overtimes and the Cards had improved to 13-2 on the season.
Right place, right time. The right tap in the right place.
A good day for The Flock on Floyd.
THEY SAID IT
Our Jared Anderson was there post-game to catch comments from Coach Sowry, Carter Ayars and Madison Walsh.
He even managed to get in a few questions for the players.
JUSTINE SOWRY POST GAME IOWA
MADISON WALSH POST GAME IOWA
The interview with Carter Ayars was split into two parts because she was needed for a team photo.
CARTER AYARS POST IOWA -- PART I
CARTER AYARS POST IOWA -- PART II
(PHOTOS BY JARED ANDERSON)
LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S GOLF WINS CARDINAL CUP
Led by Lauren Hartlage's record-tying, program low, seven-under-par 65 the Cards won the Cardinal Cup-- the final campaign in their Fall schedule.
Louisville shot 868 for the three days out at the University of Louisville Golf Club, including a final day of 280, which propelled them from second place to first over Kentucky by eight strokes.
Hartlage finished the event tied for sixth place with a 216.
Mairead Martin had a great weekend for UofL, ending up in second place with a 210 over the 54 holes. Hana Ryskova tied for third at 213.
From head coach Whitney Wade Young:
"It was an unbelievable day. The team really came together. Everyone contributed this week and especially today. They just kept fighting and making birdies. To be able to have my first team victory as a head coach here at the Cardinal Cup...I could not ask for anything more".
Cardinal women's golf resumes in February when they travel to Melbourne, FL to host the Moon Golf Invitational .
VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FOUR AT VIRGINIA TECH.
Not the best day for the #23 ranked Cardinal Volleyball squad in a four-set loss to Virginia Tech at Blacksburg on Sunday.
The Cards did prevail in the opening set 25-19, hitting .400. A 7-2 run late was the key in the UofL set win. Claire Chaussee had four kills,
Things took a turn for the worse after that.
The hitting dropped to .163 in set two and the Hokies used a 7-1 run early to take a lead they would not relinquish. Tied at 22-22, VT got a service ace, a kill and benefited from a Cardinal ball-handling error to come out on top 25-22.
More of the same in set three...VT's 6-0 run early led to a 25-21 win. Louisville hit just .119 for the third set and witnessed a 4-1 VT run late to swing the match in favor of the home squad.
The Cards put up a brief effort in the fourth set, managing an 8-8 tie early. VT responded with 6-2 run, though to take a 14-10 lead and went on to win 25-17. Louisville hit .181 for the match and was hampered by six service errors.
The Cards were without Melanie McHenry, who suffered a season-ending knee injury at Notre Dame earlier in the week. Aiko Jones had 19 kills for UofL but the visitors fall to 14-4 on the season and suffer their first ACC loss.
Check today's comments section for a probable and more detailed observation from our Volleyball guru at Cardinal Couple -- Jeff McAdams.
Have a magical Monday!