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Friday, October 21, 2022

WSoc beats NC State 1-0 -- Louisville LIVE -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Hello readers and hello weekend!  It is going to be a great weekend in the Ville with the temperatures going back up (enjoy it while it lasts!) 


The Cardinals break the losing streak to the Wolfpack...winning 1-0 on the road Thursday night. 

Corrine Dente connected for the game winning goal in the 28th minute, assisted by Morgan Bentley.  Maria Echezarreta, goalkeeper for the Wolfpack, had her work cut out for them, registering 14 saves compared to UofL's Erynn Floyd just saving 2 in the entire match.

First half

In the game's first substitutions, Bentley and Dente both entered the match in the 27:47 minute mark and connected under a minute later to put the Cards ahead for good.   It was Dente's second career goal and first since 2019.  The goal was the 7th shot attempt by the Cards at that point in the match.  The Cards had 11 shots in the first half while NC State had just 3.  

Second half

The Cards continued to pressure the Wolfpack registering 13 shots in the second half compared to NC State's two...late in the 49th minute by Leyah Hall-Robinson and then Mia Vaughan in the 67th minute. Neither could get it past Floyd.  In the span of the 70th to 72nd minute, the Cards had 4 shot attempts, two each by Bentley and Karsyn Cherry respectively.  

With the win, Head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes collected her 200th career win.  The Cards move to 6-6-2 on the season and 3-5 in the ACC. 

Louisville at #10 Duke 
Sunday 1:00PM


#4/5 Louisville at #12 Syracuse

Currently 12-3 on the season, the Cards hit the road for the final road trip of the season. UofL is 9-12 against Syracuse all time, winning the previous two meetings against the Orange. It is the 8th ranked matchup for the Cards where the Cards went 5-3. Syracuse is 7-0 at home this season and the Cards are looking to spoil that and pick up their 2nd ACC win.

Louisville's Sasha Elliott carries a 0.92 goals against average, standing second in the ACC and fifth in the NCAA. She also leads the nation with an .846 save percentage. Elliott is the reigning ACC and NFHCA Defensive Player of the Week - she has earned both honors twice this season.

Graduate senior forward, Quirine Comans, leads Syracuse with 12 goals on the season. Senior forward, Charlotte De Vries leads in assists with 9 while also taking the teams most amount of shots.

Fun Fact: Freshman midfielder, Lindsey Schiavone, from Louisville KY is on the roster for the Orange. No stats to report. She went to Sacred Heart, winning two state titles.


#2 Louisville at Virginia

Louisville is 17-1 overall and 8-0 in ACC and ranked . The Cardinals have won 37 consecutive league matches. The last team to beat Louisville was Pitt on Oct. 23, 2020.  Louisville leads the all-time series with the Cavaliers, 9-3, beginning in 1995. The Cardinals are winners of the last five matchups against UVA. 

UVA is 9-10 on the season and 1-7 in the ACC.  Outside hitter Grace Turner leads the team with 263 kills. She had 15 kills against FSU and 16 against Miami last weekend.

Middle blocker Abby Tadder posted a career-high 18 kills and hit .517 to lead the Cavaliers to their first win over the Seminoles since 2010.  Virginia is currently 2-76 all-time against AVCA ranked foes, 0-17 all-time against AVCA top-10 and 0-9 against top-5.  

After a career weekend last week for Claire Chaussee and Amaya Tillman,  Louisville has a top 10 showdown with the #8 ranked Pitt Panthers airing on ESPNU at 1:00PM on Sunday afternoon.  

Louisville Slugger Field
Doors open at 7:00PM 
ACC Network

Since the event is being held at Slugger Field, I have the opportunity to work it so I will definitely be out there to 'work' (but mostly cheer) the celebration for the 2022-23 basketball squads.

I can't wait to see Juniors HVL and Olivia out there vibing with each other and the crowd!  I like that this event is 'touring' the city at different iconic local venues.  I hope the fans show out!

News:  Olivia Cochran is one of 20 watch list candidates for the 2023 Katrina McClain Award. Louisville is one of three teams to have a player named to each of the four positional watch lists so far this season.

Chrislyn Carr was named to the Lieberman Award Watch List, Hailey Van Lith was named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List and Morgan Jones was named to the Cheryl Miller Award Watch List.

As Always 
Go Cards! 



  1. It doesn't look good for women's soccer. I'm thinking they need to win out and win at least one game in the ACC Tournament. Winning last night was absolutely needed.

    Nick O.

  2. ACC Women's soccer is such a tough conference. They should get 10 teams in. Hope you all have fun at Louisville Live tonight.

    The Real Joe Hill


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