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Monday, June 5, 2023

Field Hockey Represented at the Hockey 5s Pan American Cups -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Photo from GoCards

We're back to the start of the workweek for many. This workweek does include softball College World Series continuing, which features Oklahoma vs Stanford and Florida State vs Tennessee today. The "if needed" games will also be played today for that grouping. The ACC continues to have representation with the Seminoles still in the hunt.

But, let's move over to some UofL sports and the news from Louisville field hockey. Alumna Carter Ayars and current assistant coach Will Holt will be involved with the upcoming Hockey 5s Pan American Cups. 

Photo of Ayars from 2019

Ayars played for the Cards from 2016-2019 and was part of three NCAA Tournaments including Louisville's Elite Eight appearance in 2019. She will compete as a member of Team USA women's team. Ayars scored a pair of second half goals in Team USA's dominating 8-0 victory over Costa Rica last night.

The USWNT continues play with a pair of matches today- 2:40 p.m. ET against Guatemala and 6:40 p.m. ET against Paraguay. Both Guatemala and Paraguay won their opening games yesterday. They will wrap up play against Panama on Tuesday before having a rest day on Wednesday. If the USWNT qualifies for the single elimination tournament, it will begin on Thursday.

Holt spent many years as a player on the USMNT, but has changed roles to an assistant coach. On the Louisville side, Holt has been both a volunteer coach and an assistant coach. He was most recently apart of the 2022 NCAA Tournament team with the Cards. The USMNT began play with a 4-2 victory against Jamaica.

Team USA will continue play today with a single match at 5:20 p.m. ET against Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico won their opening game yesterday. They will wrap up play on Tuesday against Panama and have a rest day on Wednesday. If the USMNT qualifies for the single elimination tournament, it will begin on Thursday.

Note: Team USA has their digital media (pictures and videos) locked down pretty tight with copyright laws so we can't share their actual content here. 

Paulie took a few days off from the site but has mentioned he plans to be active on here again within the next few days.

Happy Monday and Go Cards!

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