A goal seconds before the conclusion of the first half was the difference as NC State came in and took down the Cards 1-0.
Louisville was without Niamh Nelson, who sat out her one-game suspension. Maisie Whitsett went down in the second half with a minor knee injury and hopes to be back for postseason. Callie McKinney went down as well, but her injury appears to be much more severe. McKinney went down just outside the box and appeared to be in major pain as the trainers ran onto the pitch to assist her. After several minutes they took her to the locker room only to come out later with the senior in crutches.
With 56 seconds remaining in the half NC State's Anna Toohey broke a scoreless match. Toohey, who entered the game a few minutes prior found space in the right side of the box after receiving a pass and shot it past Gabby Kouzelos.
The Cards' offense struggled in the second half as they produced three of their nine overall shots at the western goal. Five of the nine shots of the night were on target, all saved by NC State.
With Virginia at Boston College getting cancelled due to weather and Florida State taking down Duke 1-0 the ACC Tournament field was set.
1 North Carolina
2 Florida State
5 NC State
8 Notre Dame
9 Virginia Tech
12 Wake Forest
14 Boston College
*Georgia Tech is the only ACC school to not field a women's soccer team.
We caught up with an obviously disappointed but very factual and philosophical head coach Karen Ferguson Dayes after the game. Link below
Cross Country begins the first day of the ACC Championships in Blacksburg, VA.
Women's Tennis hosts the Louisville Classic at the Bass Rudd Tennis Center.
Swimming and Diving hosts Notre Dame at 5:00 at the Ralph Wright Natatorium.
Volleyball is on the road at Boston College at 7:30.
Women's Tennis continues play in the Louisville Classic.
Field Hockey hosts Syracuse for Senior Day at 1:00.
Women's Tennis will wrap up play at the Bass Rudd Tennis Center.
Volleyball will have a 1:00 start time at Syracuse.
Women's Soccer hosts NC State at 3:00 in the AC Quarterfinals.
CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR
With Case out-of-town, me working and no response from Daryl -- whose probably working as well, it looks like Jeff and Paulie for the Saturday Morning broadcast of The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. Paulie will approach a couple of people at today's WBB Tipoff Luncheon and see if he can get anyone else, especially one of the basketball fanatics there, and we'll know how that goes Saturday morning at 11 a.m.on WCHQ 100.9 FM.
You can also catch the broadcast on Facebook Live, live at the station's webiste www.wchqfm.com or download the WCHQ app while you are there.
Happy Friday and Go Cards!