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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Some Stats and Figures -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

We are starting to approach the final turn for many of our UofL women's sports for the fall season.

Volleyball has two guaranteed matches remaining and the Cards are hopeful to reschedule against Notre Dame.  Field Hockey hopes to reschedule a match against Wake Forest but has three other matches left.  Women's soccer is not as far through their season, and has four matches remaining.

With the Field Hockey home slate completed and a chance that the volleyball home slate is completed I do want to take a quick moment to thank those SIDs Lori Korte Harmon and Nancy Worley for allowing us at Cardinal Couple to come out to the matches in person for live coverage. 

Thanks also to Nick Evans for allowing us to cover Louisville women's soccer home matches so far. 

UofL Athletics has done a wonderful job of making sure the Cardinal Couple coverage crew is safe, socially distanced and secure in going to cover live events and we appreciate that. 

We have plenty of stats and figures to note.

Let's start with Louisville Women's Soccer.  There are some national rankings to talk about.

Delaney Snyder is tied for first in the NCAA with 4.00 assists as well as averaging one assist per match.

Emina Ekic is tied for 4th in the country with five goals.  She is 2nd in the country with an average of 1.25 goals per match.

Gabby Kouzelos is tied for 6th in the NCAA in goals against average at .250.  She is also 6th with a .944 save percentage.  Her three shutouts is tied for 4th in the NCAA.

Louisville is tied for 10th in the NCAA with 1.75 assists per match.  Their .250 goals against average, all thanks to Kouzelos, is tied for 4th.  Their eight total goals puts them tied for 17th.  Their win percentage of .750 is tied for 10th.  They are tied for ninth best in the NCAA with 5.75 points per match (FSU is top at 9.25).  It is interesting to note that Louisville is 50th in shot percentage with a .367 mark (18 SOG with 49 total attempts).  

We will transition to volleyball, who also has some impressive figures.

Amaya Tillman leads the NCAA with 2.13 blocks per set.  Her 34 total blocks puts her at 4th overall.

Anna Stevenson is 5th in the NCAA in hitting percentage at .477.

Anna DeBeer is 36th in hitting percentage with a .314 mark.

Aiko Jones is 5th in the NCAA in blocks per set at 1.44.  She is 19th with 23 total blocks.  Her 3.69 kills per set is 22nd.  Her 59 kills is 43rd in the NCAA.

Tori Dilfer is 33rd overall with 94 assists.

Alexis Hamilton is 38th overall with 71 digs.  She is 14th in the NCAA with 4.44 digs per set. 

Louisville is tied at 37th with .88 aces per set.  Their 12.69 assists per set ranks 8th.  They lead the country and wipe the floor with the competition with 3.25 blocks per set.  Louisville's 12.44 digs per set ranks 35th overall.  Louisville is 4th overall in hitting percentage at .285.  They rank 6th with 14.50 kills per set.  They are tied for 10th with a .800 win percentage.  Defensively, they are 4th in allowing opposing teams to hit just .131.

Field hockey is one of just seven teams currently playing so their list of accolades stretches from Coach Sowry's office to the Trager Stadium press box.  We will visit their stats when the season concludes in just a couple short weeks. 

To date, the Field Hockey Cards are undefeated in play at 5-0 and have finished their home slate, as mentioned earlier. They have a week off this week from competition and return to the road on October 23 &24 when they visit Virginia. 

One stat we'll pop in here about Justine Sowry's crew is that they have a multi-faceted scoring contingent. Seven different Cards have recorded goals in their five games.  Mercedes Pastor leads the way with three goals, Erica Cooper, Charlie van Oirschor, Emilia Kaczmarczyk and Margot Lawn have two each and the sisters Katie and Meghan Schneider each have a goal. 

Happy Tuesday and go Cards!

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