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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

FH and VB Rankings -- Parker Named Mercy Lax Coach -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Field Hockey and Volleyball Rankings

Field Hockey Ranked #4

The latest field hockey and volleyball rankings were released yesterday. For both Louisville squads, they did not move.

Louisville field hockey stayed put at #4 in the latest NFHCA polls. The Cards played a home match against Indiana on Friday- a 2-0 win- before having a rare Sunday off. Louisville commands an impressive 8-1 record with the sole blemish coming to North Carolina, who moved up from #2 to the top spot, flip-flopping with Northwestern.

Virginia (#7), Boston College (#15), Syracuse (#18), Wake Forest (#19), and Duke (#21) round out the rest of the ACC in the top 25. The ACC is the only conference with every team ranked. UConn and Old Dominion are the only non-ACC/Big Ten teams in the top 10.

Louisville begins a four-game road trip when they visit Virginia this Friday at 3:00 p.m. Three of those four opponents are currently ranked.

Volleyball Ranked #2

Louisville volleyball continues to sit comfortably at #2 in the AVCA poll. Texas has left no doubts in the top spot up to this point but the Cards have a strong hold on the silver right now. UofL opened ACC play over the weekend on the road by sweeping Miami and Florida State with the latter being aired on ESPN. The Cards' only loss is to #6 Ohio State.

Ranked wins this season include #4 San Diego, #5 Purdue#9 Stanford, #18 Kentucky, and #25 Western Kentucky. #11 Georgia Tech looms in the near future while #10 Pitt is a bit further down the road.

Louisville, Pitt, and Georgia Tech are the only ACC teams currently ranked, but Florida State has been hovering in the receiving votes category. The first three all started 2-0 in conference play. The only other ACC team to do so is Syracuse.

The Cards return home this weekend to host Clemson on Friday and Georgia Tech on Sunday.

Kirsten Parker Named Mercy Lacrosse Coach

A recent Louisville lacrosse alum is staying local. Kirsten Parker was named the head coach of lacrosse at Mercy High School in Louisville.

The Maryland native spent all four of her seasons with Louisville and appeared in 48 career games. During her tenure with Louisville, Parker recorded six goals, three assists, nine ground balls, and 19 draw controls.

MaxPreps recorded Mercy having a 5-11 record in 2022. They currently reside in District 2 with Fern Creek and Sacred Heart.

We look forward to the great things Parker will do at Mercy.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!

1 comment:

  1. Great to see two women's programs in the top five !

    Blue Lou


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