RESCHEDULED SOCCER, FIELD HOCKEY AND VOLLEYBALL TODAY
A busy Friday early in the UofL Athletics fall sports season!
WSOC VS. JMU: PART II
|Both squads observe a moment of silence before|
the planned, but, postponed match.
In case you were looking for the Louisville WSOC vs. JMU score from last night, that match didn't reach completion. A strong line of thunderstorms moved into the area just as the game started and seemed to settle right over Lynn Stadium and I-65.
The teams did get in about eight minutes of scoreless action before the death knoll of almost all outdoor sporting events showed up -- lightning -- and the squads were sent to the locker rooms and fans were asked to leave Lynn.
The protocol is to wait 30 minutes after a lightning strike before play can resume. That didn't happen last night, there were numerous lightning strikes and high winds around the stadium, so the decision was made to postpose the match around 8:45 p.m. The squads will give it a go tonight. at 7:30 p.m. at Lynn.
We had fun in the press box waiting for the skies to clear and chatting about a variety of topics. Sadly, none of them were about the Cards win last night. Hopefully, that'll happen tonight.
|Coach KFD leads the Cards onto the pitch !|
Read Jared's prep for the event in Thursday's Cardinal Couple to get you ready for it again
(Photos by Jared)
FIELD HOCKEY V. OHIO
Louisville Field Hockey gets their regular season started today with a 3:00 p.m. match against Ohio University at Trager Stadium.
It's the opener for the Bobcats as well. They put up a 5-9 record last year and return 18 letter-winners from that squad. The last time Ohio U. played Louisville was in Trager back in 2017, the Cards taking a 6-0 win. The two squads were common opponents back in the days when both were members of the MAC conference in Field Hockey, Louisville holding al all-time-series edge 27-12.
It's a Final Four Cardinal squad that goes into this one after two high-scoring exhibitions against the Alumnae and Bellarmine. There are questions about if last year's goalkeeper Sam Minrath will play or not and whether the net tending duties will fall on freshman Mila de Fuijer.
Not to worry, there's a ton of talent still on Coach Justine Sowry's roster. Aimee Plumb, Katie Schneider, Alli Bitting, Julie Kouijzer, Charlie van Oirschot and Erica Cooper were all starters and/or essential performers on last year's squad....and the rest of the roster is deep in talent, as well. .
We'll have Jared there snapping photos and then heading over to WSOC to join me after. I just don't do the double-headers anymore...these legs aren't 18 anymore and I gotta pick my spots for sports.
This one will be available for viewing on the ACC Network Extra on-line platform and UofL has announced that Jody Demling and Suzanne Bush will handle the play-by-play and color commentary duties again for the 2021 season.
VOLLEYBALL V. CAL POLY AND TEXAS A&M - CORPUS CHRISTI.
The #13 ranked Louisville Volleyball squad is out west and playing in the Arizona State Sun Devil Volleyball Classic in Tempe, AZ.
The Cards begin the action with two today. They'll face Cal Poly at 1 p.m. ET and then go up against TAMCC at 8 p.m. tonight ET. Both matches should be challenging -- the Cal Poly Mustangs have made three straight NCAA appearances and were 21-9 in 2019, going 13-3 in the Big West Conference.
The Mustangs took 2020 off, due to COVID protocol, so this will be their first match in 629 days.
TAMCC has also made three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and won the Southland Tournament Conference Championship last season. They've got the conference setter of the year from2020 back (Faith Panhans) and the conference libero of the year as well in Carissa Barnes -- plus three more all-Southland performers from 2020.
I haven't seen any listing for viewing these Cardinal matches yet -- on line or on TV -- but the ASU schedule at their website is showing some of today's action on ASU Live Stream. You can always click on there and take your chances.
If it comes down to it, you can always follow the action on Statbroadcast.
Have a fun Friday !