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Monday, September 4, 2023

Sunday wins for Cards Field Hockey, Volleyball and Women's Soccer -- MONDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 UofL Field Hockey shakes Quakers 2-1

Louisville Field Hockey began Sunday's Louisville women's sports action, as they concluded their stay in Philadelphia on Sunday with a 2-1 win over the University of Pennsylvania Quakers. The "W" improved the Cards to 4-0 on the season. The Cards were ranked #9 in he nation going into the contest

It was a scoreless first half for the two squads. Louisville attempted five shots, while Penn got off only one. The Cards did draw five penalty corners in the first 30 minutes of action...Penn did not attempt one. 

Penn began the scoring on the day with about four minutes left in the third quarter. A Penn freshman midfieler stole a Cardinals pass near the top of the Cards circle and fired it past Cardinals goalkeeper Merlijn van der Vegt to give Penn a 1-0 lead. 

Louisville did not waste much time in retaliating. About 90 seconds later, Tyler Everslage did a bit of deflection work herself and intercepted a Penn pass near the Penn goal, She drove to just outside the goal and knocked it home to tie it.  

The Cards put up the winning score in the fourth quarter. With 3:45 to play, Lauren Master got a feed from Roosje Neve and circled left of the goal with the orb before firing a shot that went in. 

On the day, the Cards had 15 shots, seven on goal and Penn had three shots, two on goal.

The Cards now return home, where they'll face Ohio state on Friday, Sept 8th at 6 p.m.

Cards Volleyball Sweeps Missouri

Louisville Volleyball got their third win in three days, this one over host Missouri in the Tiger Invitational. A sweep for the third straight day for the VolleyCards -- 25-10, 25-20, 26-24

Cara Cresse and Anna DeBeer led Louisville with 12 kills each on the day...Louisville hit an impressive .335 as a team against Missouri and also recorded nine blocks. 

The Cards dominated completely in set one and built up an impressive 15-6 lead and finished strong with a 6-1 run to get the day's action off to a good start.  25-10

Missouri did give the Cards a challenge early in set two and Louisville did not gain the lead until thy edge ahead 13-12, The Cards were able to push that lead out to 18-14, but Missouri rallied to get within one at 21-20, Kills by Aiko Jones and DeBeer pushed it to aa 23-20 edge. 

A PK Kong kill and then a Kong block provided the final two points in the five-point win. 25-20


Set three looked, at first, as if it was going to be a sizeable Louisville win, with the Cards  grabbing a 13-8 edge but Missouri had other plans in mind. The Tigers tied it (on three straight UofL errors at 15 all, and then forged ahead 17-15. 

The Cards got a timeout at that point, regrouped and came back out to tie the match at 19-19. The teams went back and forth on the lead were tied at 23-23 and 24-24, before a Cresse kill gave Louisville a one-point edge and DeBeer ended the game and match with a kill,  26-24

#3 Louisville (6-0) returns to action when they visit Dayton on Weds, Sept 6th

Women's Soccer Shuts Out Central Michigan 3-0.

To close out Sunday action, Louisville women's soccer brought in the CMU Chippewas for a non-conference, evening tilt at Lynn Stadium. And the Cards got their first win of the season, tossing a 3-0 shutout on the pitch against the Chips. 

Freshman Molly Cochran got the scoring party started after 13 minutes of action when Ravin Alexander found her with a pass and the Maderia, OH native booted it home for her first goal as a Cardinals WSOC player. It was the only score of the first half, a half where the Cards attempted 10 shots, compared to CMU's three. 

Cochran would also boot home the second Cards score, this one coming six and one half minutes into second play half...Ravin Alexander providied the assist again. 

Louisville scored their final goal with 24 minutes left in the match, sophomore Addie Chester knocked in a medium range rocket that flew past a diving Chippewa goalkeeper. 

The Cards ended up with 20 shots on the night, nine on goal. CMU was limited to five total shots and only one on goal. Enough can't be said about the Kickin; Cards defense in this one. CMU was continuously stopped on any attempts to run set pieces or formulate any offensive attack. 

A strong Cardinal Couple crew was present for this one, in addition to Jared and myself...Jeff and Sonja were also at the match

We caught up with Molly Cochran and Coach Karen Ferguson Dayes after the game: 





1 comment:

  1. Keeping an eye out for today's volleyball coaches poll (typically around 2-3pm). With Stanford losing to Florida this past Tuesday, there's a pretty good chance we move up to #2.


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