Despite a late run by Vanderbilt, Louisville Lacrosse was able to hang on for the win, 15-12. Kylea Dobson scored a career-high six goals to help the Cards get the win and improve to 3-2 on the year.
Nicole Perroni scored a season-high four goals while Kokoro Nakazawa logged a hat trick. Negai Nakazawa scored the other two goals for the Cards as only four different players recorded a goal for Louisville in the match.
Madi McKee had a strong showing with 12 draw controls and two assists. Perroni had two assists while Tiffany Natoli and Kokoro Nakazawa each recorded one assist.
The Cards raced out to a 3-0 lead three and a half minutes into the match before Vanderbilt got onto the board with a goal. Louisville commanded a 6-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Vandy went on a 3-0 run to start the second quarter before Louisville used a 3-0 spurt to push their lead back out. Vandy netted one more goal shortly before halftime, but Louisville held a 9-5 advantage.
While we don't know what was said in the locker room at the break, it must have been inspiring. Scott Teeter's squad raced out of the gate to start the second half, scoring three goals over a 10-minute span. Vanderbilt broke the run with a goal before Louisville scored a pair of goals in an eight second stretch to command a 14-6 lead heading into the final period.
Louisville made a substitution at goalkeeper for the fourth quarter with Sara Addeche coming out and Aubrey Bagenstose going in. The Commodores took advantage of the change as they used a pair of 3-0 runs split by a Louisville goal to rally. The final Vanderbilt goal came with 1:52 remaining in the match before Louisville held on to claim the win.
Addeche allowed six goals along with four saves in her 45:00 of play, earning her win number three this year.
Louisville comes home after a 1-1 road trip. The Cards hosts Cincinnati on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and then Pitt on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Softball Hosts Bellarmine
Fresh off a strong 4-1 weekend in Orlando, Louisville softball comes home for the first time this season when they take on crosstown rival Bellarmine. First pitch is slated for 5:00 p.m. and admission is free. The early start time will unfortunately draw a smaller-than-normal crowd.
Louisville enters the game with a 10-4 record on the year and are in the receiving votes category of the most recent Coaches Poll.
Bellarmine is 1-13 on the year with their lone win coming against Sacred Heart University. The Knights went 10-41 in their first year in Division I last year.
In their lone meeting (excluding exhibition games), the Cards defeated Bellarmine 8-1.
You can catch this one on ACCNX.
ACC Women's Basketball Tournament and ACC Pick Em
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We are just one day away from the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, with the first game starting at 1:00 p.m. om Wednesday. With the exception of the ACC Championship, which will be aired on ESPN, all games will be on ACC Network.
Louisville will play on Friday at 11:00 a.m. and will face either 5-seed Florida Sate, 12-seed Wake Forest, or 13-seed Virginia.
While Paulie will not be able to make the trip down this year we have an alternative in the works that will hopefully be announced soon.
With the ACC Tournament being back, it means that the Cardinal Couple ACC Pick Em is back as well. We've already started receiving entries and there is still time to get yours submitted. You can add your picks on here or send them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any entries sent via email will be put in the comments section as well so everyone can follow along. The cutoff time for entries is noon ET on Wednesday.
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Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!