The inaugural American Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Championship seedings were set on Sunday, with Louisville securing the No.2 seed and a first round bye. The Cardinals will host the quarterfinal round on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Cardinal Park. Louisville will play the winner of the opening round matchup played between No. 7 seed Memphis (11-7-0, 4-5-0 American) and No. 10 seed Houston (1-11-3, 0-9-0 American) on Friday, Nov. 1 in Cardinal Park at 7:00 p.m.
Louisville (12-4-1, 8-1-0 American) finished second in the regular-season standings behind UCF. Louisville secured their spot following a 5-4 overtime thriller over Cincinnati on Friday. Heading into the Championship, senior midfielder Charlyn Corral is The American’s individual points leader, tied for first in the league with 13 goals and standing alone at the top with 36 points, averaging 2.12 per game.
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Junior Nolan Moore connected for the game-winning goal with less than three minutes remaining in regulation to lift the No. 6 Louisville men’s soccer team to a 2-1 road win over Memphis on Saturday night at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
With their fifth road victory of the season, the Cardinals improved to 10-3-2 overall and remained in sole possession of first place in the American Athletic Conference standings with 16 points and a 5-1-1 record. Memphis dropped to 9-7-1 overall and 3-5-0 in conference matches.
Friday night the University of Louisville Volleyball team continued their roll as they traveled to Cincinnati and defeated the Bearcats in a 25-13, 25-22, 25-15 (3-0) sweep over their longtime rival. Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills and an ace while U of L (11-7, 7-0) hit .330 and had 43 digs, led by Maya McClendon’s 14. Janelle Jenkins added nine kills and senior Randi Ewing hit .556 with six kills and a block. The Cards stay undefeated in AAC conference play. The Cards go on a 4 game road trip starting with matches this week at MTSU on Tuesday, at Rutgers on Thursday before a showdown in Storrs on Sunday.
Tonight in Wichita, Kansas the Shockers got revenge for Its’ Basketball team as Wichita beat Louisville in 5 sets to defeat the Cards 3-2, 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10. Senior middle blocker Brooke Mattingly had 15 kills, an ace and two blocks. Cardinal Janelle Jenkins had 11 blocks with Emily Juhl adding 12 kills and six blocks. Louisville’s next game will be Friday at Cincinnati. The Cards move to 10-7 and 6-0 in conference.
Senior Charlyn Corral scored two goals and dished out one assist in the Cardinals 4-1 win over Rutgers Sunday. The Cardinals improve to 2-0-0 in American Athletic Conference play and 6-3-1 overall while Rutgers falls to 1-1-0 in league play and 8-2-1 overall. Louisville will be back in action on Thursday, Oct. 3 as they travel to SMU for an 8:00 p.m. match.
Media day is here!! The Cards have been picked as the favorites to win The American Athletic Conference this year…………………….Duh. The Cards received 28 of the 30 first place votes Cincinnati received 2 Here is the entire poll: