CARDS FH OPEN NCAA TOURNAMENT VS. HARVARD
The Louisville Field Hockey team begins the 2021 NCAA Tournament in Ann Arbor against Harvard on Friday -- around 2:30 p.m.
Head Field Hockey Coach Justine Sowry met with media via teleconference in a virtual presser to discuss the match and the team. You can hear Justine's words at the link below:
Also on the virtual presser was junior midfielder/forward Mattie Tabor. The Sacred Heart student-athlete talked about the challenge ahead and several other items as the Cards get ready for NCAA action. Mattie's presser is below:
Unfortunately, I was not able to take part in the presser because of my laptop's refusal to hook up with Microsoft Teams Internet feed. And, if that wasn't bad enough, when I tried to call-in just to listen, I was never connected to the presser. But, through the magic of You Tube, I was able to watch both pressers early Wednesday morning.
The Cards (16-3, 6-0) go up against a Harvard squad that won the Ivy League Tournament and that posted a 15-1 record and that went 7-0 in Ivy league competition. Their only loss came at UConn, rather early in the season and the Crimson have won nine straight since then.
Common opponents between Harvard and Louisville are Princeton, Northeastern, Penn and New Hampshire.
How will it go for the Cards? Louisville is a very hard team to plan against, because of the many scoring options available to Sowry. .Ten different Cards have scored this season and five Cards have netted six goals or more. Katie Schneider leads the way with nine goals for Louisville and the Cards have 47 goals on the season.
Harvard is led by Hannah Pearce, who has 13 of Harvard's 41 scores. Obviously shutting her down from taking shot and getting shot opportunities has to be a key game plan for UofL. No other Crimson student-athlete has more than four goals on the season.
Sadly, it looks like there won't be any television or internet viewing coverage of the tournament until the semifinals. on November 19th. We hope viewing options open up on that and we'll keep you posted if it does. If not, it's off to StatTracker...
VAN LITH NAMED TO NAISMITH TROPHY WOMEN'S WATCH LIST.
Another honor for the Louisville women's basketball sophomore guard. Hailey Van Lith is one of 50 NCAA DI student-athletes named on the Naismith Trophy Women's Watch list.
She's one of six ACC student-athletes on the list of 50. Joining her are Elissa Cunane (NCST), Aisha Sheppard (VT), Elizabeth Kitley (VT), Jakia Brown-Turner (NCST) and Lorela Cubaj (GT).
The Cards begin the regular season Friday when they face Arizona in South Dakota.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!