We are finally at the 2023 Louisville sports season! Louisville women's soccer opens the season by welcoming Indiana State to Dr Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. The Cards and Sycamores will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be aired on ACCNX.
Head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes kicks off her 24th season with the Cards with 200 career wins that featured six wins last year. She hit the recruiting trail hard in the offseason, bringing in four transfers and five freshmen.
Louisville has a strong international presence with five players coming into the United States to play for Louisville. Malene Nielsen (Juelsminde, Denmark), Alyssa Zalac (Montreal, Canada), Lucy Roberts (Cheshire, England), Viktoria Wik (Roskilde, Denmark), and Fiona Gaißer (Munich, Germany) are the international players for the Cards.
Kentucky players are well represented on the team with five current players hailing from the Bluegrass State. Betsy Huckaby (South Oldham High School, Crestwood), Maya Maxwell (Ballard High School, Louisville), Savina Zamborini (DuPont Manual High School, Louisville), Hadley Snyder (Assumption High School, Louisville), Brooke Dardano (South Oldham High School, Crestwood) all represent Kentucky.
Last season, Indiana State went 2-11-3 with a 2-6-2 record in conference play. They tallied nine goals while surrendering 27 goals. They were shut out nine times.
Paulie and I will be out there tomorrow and hope to see Case or Daryl make an appearance too.
Kiley Goff Joins Softball
Louisville softball announced the addition of a new catcher. Kiley Goff joins the Cards after being at Maryland the last two years and a year at Purdue before that. With Maryland's head coach stepping down in the offseason, Goff decided to explore her options and Louisville was her perfect landing spot.
Last season, Goff led the Big Ten in runners thrown out with 13 runners gunned down. She recorded a .990 fielding percentage. She also posted strong batting numbers: 42 hits, 42 runs scored, seven doubles, 18 stolen bases, and a .290 batting average.
With the departure of Sarah Gordon, Goss is primed to move into the starting catcher role from day one for her final year of eligibility.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!