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Monday, September 11, 2023

A Super Sunday for Cards women's sports on Floyd Street -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE




Back when I was an hourly in the working world, the mention of overtime brought a smile to my face...more money, of course, was headed toward my wallet 

Overtime in college sports is obviously a bit different, though. It turned out to be a thing that gave the Cards a win in Field Hockey today, Volleyball had no need for o.t. and it would have been interesting for women's soccer, who could have used it...if they still did that. So, two wins and a tie Sunday. Not bad at all...

FIELD HOCKEY downs VCU in extra time

Louisville Field Hockey had their hands full with the VCU Rams right from the start in the opener on Floyd Street Sunday. A start that was delayed a few minutes because the previous game (Bellarmine vs Davidson) went guessed it...overtime --  before the Knights captured a 3-2 win.

VCU benefitted by drawing a penalty corner less than a minute into the match and proceed to score on it.  And that was the scoring summary of the first half. And the scoring summary for VCU.  The first half was a great thing to watch if you revel in watching defenses shut down opposing offenses. After the goal, the Rams did not get another shot off the remaining 29 minutes of the half. Coach Sowry had to be,upset that her girls weren't playing Louisville Field Hockey....and she came out and said as much after the match. 

VCU had but one shot in the first half, and it went it. Louisville fared only slightly better in the shot department, with three, but none of theirs found the back of the net. 

Was #5 in the nation in trouble? 

Whatever Justine Sowry said to the squad at halftime must have had an effect on the squad, The Cards came out and scored just 1:03 into the action. Emilia Kaczmarczyk off a penalty corner to tie it up. 

The Cards dominated the stat sheet in the second half...eight shots, compared to none for VCU and five penalty corners for the home squad and none for the Rams. But, the 1-1 score remained unchanged and the teams were headed for overtime. 

If you went for a beverage or bite to eat at the start of OT, you probably missed the game winner. It came 41 seconds into overtime play. Kaczmarczyk sent one from the left side of the circle to the right post. Minna Tremonti was there for the orb and guided the ball into the net for the game ender. 

We caught up with Coach Sowry, Kazzy and Minna after the match





Shorty after Field Hockey began yesterday afternoon, the Louisville Volleyball squad took on Penn State in the L&N Federal Credit Union Arena on campus. 

This one was a #2 vs #12 in the nation match up, but the Cards handled the visitors with relative ease and took the match in three sets -- 25-17, 25-19 25-16. 

The Cards began set one
with a 10-8 lead, A couple of Anna De Beer kills and a Charitie Luper ace pushed that to 13-8 and Penn State got the timeout to discuss it. They did get back within three points, but it was as close as they would get in the set and Louisville bounced back to build a 20-13 lead. At 22-17, "PK" took over and her two kills, plus a Aiko Jones kill ended it and the Cards took the 25-17 win.  

Set two began with the VolleyCards bounding out to a commanding 9-3 lead, aided by a five-point run. Penn State was able to rally late in the set against UofL and got within three at 20-17, but DeBeer responded with a kill and Luper delivered an ace to quell the threat. The Cards were content to trade points with PSU and a Nittany Lions hitting error put this one in the Cards camp by six at 25-19.  

In the third set, Louisville took control early and burst out to a 5-0 lead.  The Cards pushed that to 15-6, helped by a kill and an ace from Cara Cresse. It was clear that the Lions had lost their roar and the squads played pretty evenly after that, Louisville closed out set and match with a Luper kill for the nine-point win at 25-16. 

The Cards now have a 8-0 record and will face Kentucky Weds. Sept. 13th. at 8 p.m. in  the KFC YUM! Center. 


 WSOC was just a couple of minutes (literally) away from their second straight win at Lynn this season, but the Cowgirls ponied up a late goal to tie this one in the evening match at Lynn Stadium. A Wyoming goal in the 88th minute of play tied the match up and, since, soccer has eliminated overtime, except in the NCAA Tournament, it ended even. 

The Cards got on the board first when a corner attempt in the 8th minute was deflected by a Wyoming defender into the net. They called it a Louisville TEAM goal, but it was a wrong way deflection by the Cowgirls. 

That lead held until 11 minutes remained in the half. Wyoming won a loose ball scramble in front of the Cards net and was able to push one past Cards goalkeeper Erryn Floyd for the visitors first score. The squads went to halftime locked up in that 1-1 tie. 

Louisville regained the lead in the 76th minute. Addie Chester sped past the Wyoming defense to set up a one vs one with the Cowgirl goalie. Addie chose right and the keeper chose wrong and Chester's score made it 2-1 UofL. 

Wyoming, though, wasn't going to leave here with a "L" and found success on a corner. a shot that Floyd got a hand on but could not keep the ball from crossing the line.


A BIG thanks to Jared Anderson for his photography work at all three UofL matches Sunday, plus the editing and transfer of the pictures to me.  




  1. Elena Scott continues to amaze me with some SPECTACULAR digs.

  2. She is definitely in the running for my Player of the Week...


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