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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Field Hockey Visits Miami -- Elena Scott ACC DPOTW -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Field Hockey Heads North to Miami OH

Fresh off a blowout win over James Madison over the weekend, Louisville field hockey hits the road to Oxford, Ohio to take on Miami at 2:00 pm ET. There is no tv or streaming listed for this one. This match will be the midway point of the season for the Cards (7-1), who have an 18-schedule in the regular season.

Miami enters the match at 7-3, most recently coming off a 1-0 upset victory at then-#17 Wake Forest. The NFHCA poll only ranks the top 20 teams this season, but the Redhawks currently sit at 25th in the rpi, where Louisville sits third.

Miami had a tough stretch near the start of the season with a loss to Indiana at home and followed that with a loss to current-#8 Maryland on the road. Their only other loss was an upset in overtime against Brown. They do have several wins against top 5 rpi opponents in Cal, American, Appalachian State, and previously mentioned Wake Forest.

One of the more dominant mid-majors in field hockey, Miami has made the NCAA Tournament the last six seasons and have been the top MAC contender for several years. This year seems to be the same for the Redhawks. They have average just shy of two goals per game while allowing 1.20 goals per game. They have shut out Cal and Wake Forest, both on the road.

Claudia Negrete Garcia leads the Miami attack with five goals and two assists. She is one of four players to log at least three goals. Isabelle Perese has been a beast in goal for Miami, with 39 saves and a .765 save percentage.

Miami leads the all-time series against the Cards, but Louisville holds the win in the most recent match-up, a 4-1 victory at Trager Stadium in 2021.

Elena Scott Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week

To no one's surprise, Elena Scott added another accolade to her long list of awards and accomplishments.  The junior libero was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Scott registered 15 digs in a blowout sweep over Syracuse on Friday and followed it up with 23 digs, four assists, and a pair of aces in a win against Boston College on Sunday. It was her 12th consecutive double-digit dig match. The Louisville native also recorded her 1,000th career dig in Sunday's win.

The Cards hit the road for a Wednesday night match against Notre Dame. The match is set to begin at 7:00 pm and is slated for an ACC Network televised slate. We will preview more of that tomorrow.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!


  1. My favorite volleyball player😄

  2. Thanks for the info that ACC Network will be showing something other than Florida State 'legacy or Dean Smith was a demigod. I turn over to ACC to watch sporing events.

    Nick O

  3. Hello friends
    Arthur Here

    Is Katie George not calling many ACC events anymore? I love to see her on TV.

    Looks like you just might have a strong football team this year, but did anyone up there think you would have anything else with Brohm Squad running the show? I bet Ol Coach Pipe is smiling somewhere. Elena Scott just one of many All ACC on that Cardinals VB roster

    Your friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer SC

  4. Who holds the record for most digs in volleyball?

    1. We've got to go back to 2017 to get a Volleyball media guide (sigh), but I don't think we've had any eclipse this since then.

      According to the 2017 media guide, Caitlin Welch ('10-'13) (now Freudenberger) holds the top spot with 2,128. Shannon Misek ('89-'92) is in 2nd with 1,482. Lindsey Mango ('07-'10) in 3rd with 1,435. Kelly McClain ('97-'00) in 4th with 1,366. Sarah Drury (now Petkovic, and Director of Ops for the program) in 5th with 1,205.

      Now for some asterisks. College volleyball changed from side-out scoring (you can only score when you serve) to rally scoring in 2001, and in 2008 dropped the points needed to win a set from 30 to 25, so some of these numbers are a bit let comparable.

      One more asterisk is that Molly Sauer was still playing in 2017 when that media guide was last updated. Going through annual stats numbers, it appears she hit a total of 2,007

    2. Oh, and the libero position was introduced in college volleyball in 2002, and Sarah Petkovik played from '99-'03.


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