(Editor Note: It seems Jared, who you would normally read here today, broke the Internet and can't use his computing device to get us a article today. He was not keen about the idea of me just putting his phone number up here and letting readers call him to get the latest Cardinals women's sports news -- so I'm taking his day. -- Paulie)
WSOC ENDS REGULAR SEASON HOSTING DUKE
Louisville Women's Soccer ends their regular season Thursday -- bringing in Duke for an ACC match. It's Senior Day for Louisville and the Cards will say "Good Bye" to seven players.
Hanna Wise, Cassie Amshoff, Mikayla Hampton, Kiana Klein, Taylor Kerwin. Gabby Kouzelos and Delaney Snyder will make their final appearance on the Lynn Stadium turf for Louisville. It's always sad to see them graduate and go, and, Louisville women's Soccer is a better squad because of the contributions they've made to the squad.
For the Cards (7-6-2, 3-5-1) chances of making the six-team ACC Tournament disappeared on Sunday when they tied Clemson at Clemson. A win for Louisville would give them 13 points on the season, but not enough to pass Clemson, who is in sixth place with 16 points and owns the tiebreaker. And, UNC (15 points), Virginia Tech (14 points) and NC State (12 points) are all in front of the Cards, as well.
The Thursday schedule in the ACC also has Clemson at BC, Virginia Tech at Syracuse, NCST at Pitt, Wake Forest at Notre Dame, Virginia at FSU and UNC at Miami.
A Duke win would give them 22 points and improve their record to 13-2-1 and 7-2-1 in conference, so they are safely in the six-team tournament even if the Cards beat them. They are in third place in the ACC behind Virginia (25 points) and FSU (22 points). They are #1 in the nation in RPI and are coming off wins over FSU and Notre Dame -- so beating them will be no easy tsk for Louisville.
As far as the NCAA WSOC Tournament goes, the Cards are 59th in RPI in the nation. 64 teams will make the tournament, so, technically -- the Cards still have a chance of getting invited to the NCAA Tournament, depending on who you talk to -- especially if they can beat Duke.
Game time is 5 p.m. and will be shown on the ACC Network.
EMILY ENGSTLER NAMED AS CHERYL MILLER AWARD CANDIDATE.
Emily Engstler is one of 20 NCAA DI WBB student-athletes name to the Cheryl Miller Award Watch list.
The award is for the best small forward in WBB and Miller was certainly a superb one during her time at USC, scoring over 3,000 points in the early 80's.
Engstler joins the Cards after three seasons at Syracuse. She was named the ACC's Sixth Player of the Year last season, and averaged 10.5 p.p.g and 9.1 r.p.g..
Most expect Engstler to move into a starting role for Louisville this season.
AIMEE PLUMB NAMED NFHCA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Plumb scored twice in Friday's win over UNC and had the game winner with 10 seconds left in overtime. On Sunday, she had the only goal in the game for either team against James Madison, getting the winning goal four minutes into overtime.
The Cards are ranked #5 in the nation and have the sixth best RPI in the nation.
Louisville closes out the regular season Friday, when Syracuse comes to town for a 3 p.m. match. Louisville Field Hockey is 15-2 overall and 5-0 in the ACC.. This one is scheduled to be shown on the ACC Network. #1 in conference vs. #2, it should be a good one -- Daryl will have more on this one tomorrow.
Have a Tremendous Thursday!!