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Friday, October 20, 2023

WSOC fall 0-3 at #8 Clemson -- FH & VolleyCards Preview -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Hello readers, its me again! 

I’m back from vacation and can happily share that I am now engaged to my longtime BF!!! We had the most magical time checked out the southwestern United States last week, I appreciate the gang covering my days & allowing me to unplug. Between walking the streets of Las Vegas, the 3 rounds of golf we played, driving/walking through the hills of Albuquerque to see a solar Eclipse, we easily covered over 1,000 miles of the country in so many magical ways. But my favorite by far was the walk along the south rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset.  It was an incredible sight to see..  and I got a rock to bring home with me!! We are so happy and excited 💖

It's gameday for a couple programs today and the WSOC team went on the road to Clemson last night.. it didn't go well after I was finally able to pull up the Statbroadcast stream as the Tigers scored 3 goals on the Cards.  It was a weird and unfortunate coincidence I'm sure..  So lets get that covered real quick and move on to today's matchups. 


Cardinals 0  -  Clemson 3  Final 

The Cardinals were able to hold the Tigers scoreless for more than 70 minutes until (I tuned in to follow online) Clemson's Renee Lyles netted one off a short kick into the bottom right on the net.   The two teams combined for only 3 shots on goal in the first half.  Clemson finished the match with 16 shots, 7  on goal where the Cards finished with only 1.  

The Tigers added their second goal in the 78th minute after Samantha Meredith scored a header on a cross from Makenna Morris.

Lyles scored her second goal of the match in the 82nd minute for the brace and increased the Tigers lead to 3-0. Erynn Floyd had 4 saves in the match. Mackenzie Geigle played 31 minutes for the Cards and had the one shot on goal.

Today's games

Field Hockey

#8 UofL hosts #13 Syracuse
Friday 6:00pm at Trager Stadium

Louisville enters the weekend with a 12-3 record after a pair of losses at #2 Duke and against #6 Iowa at Trager Stadium on Sunday.  Aimee Plumb and Emilia Kaczmarczyk lead the Cardinals offense this season with five goals apiece.   Merlijn van der Vegt carries a 0.79 goals against average which leads the ACC and stands sixth in the nation.

Syracuse enters Friday's matchup with a 9-5 overall record and a 1-3 conference record following a 4-1 loss to North Carolina and a 2-1 double overtime loss against Cornell last week.  The Orange lead the conference in goals per game (3.43) and scoring average (3.26) and the Cardinals who have allowed the fewest goals (12) among all ACC teams with a .782 goals against average.  

The Orange are led by Eefke van den Nieuwenhof who has tallied 13 goals and four assists for 30 total points.   Brooke Borzymowski and Abby Neitch have a combined 1.90 goals against average in 14 games played.  

Syracuse leads the all time series 13-9 winning the last meeting 3-2 almost a year ago on Oct. 24, 2022 at Syracuse. 


The #5 VolleyCards hit the road and head to Winston Salem NC to face Wake Forest today at 7pm.  I do not show this one as being available on TV or the ACC Network Extra. Why you wouldn't offer non-attendance viewing against the #5 team in the nation is beyond me. 

Wake Forest is 14-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play, coming off a 1-3 loss at NC State a week ago. 

For The Demon Deacons, Outside hitter Paige Crawford leads the way on both ends with 249 kills and 149 digs, while outside hitter Ava Carney has added 214 kills and 30 blocks this season.

As Always
Go Cards!


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