Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 22nd through Sunday November 24th around CardNation:
Friday November 22nd
Swimming and Diving: The Cardinal swimming team completed its first day of competition at the Michigan Open in Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan with five wins and another school record. In the 200-free relay, the foursome of Rachael Lewis (23.40), Johanna Cowley (23.27), Andrea Cottrell (23.30) and Mary Mittel (23.27) combined for a 1:32.91 and a second place finish. The men’s 200-free relay won with a time of 1:20.98 as Rudy Edelen (23.73), Aaron Young (20.38), Pedro Coutinho 19.98 and Trevor Carroll (19.89) touched first. of L women took four of the top five spots in the 200-IM led by winner Tanja Kylliainen’s 1:59.68. Andrea Cottrell was second in 2:01.63, with Abigail Chin touching fourth in 2:02.40 and Lucy Kramer touching in 2:04.83 for fifth. For the men, Evan Noble won the event with a time of 1:47.81, with teammate David Boland touching second in 1:48.70 and Ryan Massey was fourth in 1:50.13.
Volleyball: Senior hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over the University of Cincinnati in AAC volleyball action on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville remains unbeaten in the AAC at 16-0 and improves to 21-7 overall. The Cardinals hit .343 for the match. Janelle Jenkins hit .474 with 10 kills and Randi Ewing contributed seven kills and hit 1.000 for the match. Katie George had 41 assists and Maya McClendon and Caitlin Welch each added 16 digs.
Senior hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over the University of Cincinnati in AAC volleyball action on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center.
“I am extremely proud of the way all of the seniors got to shine tonight. We wanted to celebrate their careers here at this beautiful facility that we are so thankful to make our home court. It makes such a big difference,” said head coach Anne Kordes. “Cincinnati is a dangerous team and they are coming on strong. I like the way we approached this match. We are committed to close out with two more wins to help our RPI. We are proud of the AAC championship but now we need to get that good seed to advance deep in the NCAA Tournament.”
Louisville remains unbeaten in the AAC at 16-0 and improves to 21-7 overall. The Cardinals hit .343 for the match to the Bearcats’ .076. Janelle Jenkins hit .474 with 10 kills and Randi Ewing contributed seven kills and hit 1.000 for the match. Katie George had 41 assists and Maya McClendon and Caitlin Welch each added 16 digs. The Bearcats were led by seven kills from Amelia Wegman and 18 assists from Madi Lang.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 15th through Sunday November 17th around CardNation
Friday November 15th
Men’s Cross Country: Tyler Byrne and Ernest Kibet each ran to top-15 finishes to lead the University of Louisville men’s cross country team to a 10th-place showing at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Friday afternoon in Earlysville, Va. Byrne and Kibet each earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors for the first time in their respective careers after finishing in the top 30. Byrne finished 10th and clocked a school-record 29:16.1 in the 10K. It’s the second-consecutive meet that Byrne has broken a Louisville school record after he set the 8K mark en route to winning the American Athletic Conference title.
*University of Louisville cross country’s Tyler Byrne and Ernest Kibet received at-large bids to compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee announced on Saturday.
Women’s Cross Country: Louisville was without two of its top runners in freshmen Adair Gennocro and Agnes Chepchumba, who missed their first races of the year with an injury. Each has registered a pair of top-10 finishes and the duo earned all-conference honors at the AAC Championships in early November. Michelle Molodynia, Kelsey Cramsey, and Megan Klein completed the Cardinals’ five scoring runners.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 8th through Sunday November 10th around CardNation:
Friday November 8th
Women’s Volleyball: Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 17 kills to help the University of Louisville remain unbeaten at 12-0 in the American Athletic Conference as they held off a determined University of Houston in five sets, 25-17, 25-18, 13-25, 23-25, 15-6. Brooke Mattingly added 10 kills and Janelle Jenkins pitching in 11 kills. Maya McClendon and Katie George each had double-doubles for Louisville with 10 kills and 20 digs and 34 assists and 18 digs, respectively. Caitlin Welch led the Cards with 25 digs, including her 2,000th career dig, becoming the first player in school history to accomplish that feat.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 1st through Sunday November 3rd around CardNation:
Friday November 1st:
Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving: The Cardinal swimming and diving team had a strong first day of competition against North Carolina in the two day meet at Khoury Pool in Chapel Hill on Friday evening. The two team will complete the two-day format tomorrow afternoon with the Tarheel women leading 100-67 and the U of L men trailing just 83-81.
Field Hockey: Freshman Jennifer Pels’ goal with 4:01 remaining in overtime lifted No. 14 Louisville to a 3-2 win over Providence (8-9, 3-4 BIG EAST) Friday evening at Trager Stadium. With the win, the Cardinals (14-4, 6-1) earn a share of the BIG EAST regular season title for the first time since 2008.
Women’s Volleyball: Randi Ewing had 10 kills and five blocks to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 win over Temple to stay undefeated in The American at 10-0. Maya McClendon joined Ewing in double digit kills with 10 and senior Emily Juhl had nine kills and two aces. Caitlin Welch had a match high 16 digs. Brooke Mattingly had six kills.
Women’s Tennis: The Cards competed in Memphis this past weekend but no results were sent to me nor are available on the site
Men’s Tennis: The University of Louisville men’s tennis team went 8-1 on the first day of the Louisville Winter Invitational Friday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Two doubles teams and three singles players will compete in Saturday’s quarterfinal matches.
The Cards dropped the first set Sunday vs Temple then never looked back as they defeated the Owls 3-1 at the YUM! Center Sunday afternoon. McClendon led the way for Louisville with 15 kills and 11 digs as the Cards moved to 2-0 in the American Conference and bringing them to 6-6 overall following a four game winning streak. Freshman Janelle Jenkins had nine kills and 10 blocks and Libero Caitlin Welch had a match-high 20 digs. Emily Juhl joined McClendon in double figure kills with 12 adding two blocks with senior Randi Ewing notching a season-high, career-high 10 blocks. The Cards play their first AAC road game Friday @ SMU followed by Houston on Sunday. Coach Anne Kordes had these words about the road trip. “Those Texas schools are really good and we will have to play well and adjust quickly because we have a target on our backs since we were picked to win the league. We have to cut back on our unforced errors,”
On Sunday afternoon, the UofL Volleyball team did something that no other Big East team has done since 2007 (St. John’s). They won both the Big East regular season and the Big East Tournament Championship! They swept Marquette, who was the host school, with scores of 25-19, 25-23, and 26-24. They improved their overall season record to an amazing 28-3!
By Justin Renck:
The Louisville Cardinals continued their amazing season today when they swept Cincinnati for the 2nd time in a week. They improved their record to 27-3, 15-1 in the Big East! In the match, junior Caitlin Welch set the single season digs record at UofL! She already has the all-time record at UofL, which she set in the last match with Cincinnati! And senior Gwen Rucker had a big match with 15 kills!
On Sunday, the Cards will attempt to win the Big East Tournament Championship when they take on host school Marquette at 2 pm ET. The game will be shown on ESPNU. This will be the Cards’ 7th appearance in the Big East Championship in only 8 seasons in the Big East.
The Cards have now won 11 matches in a row, and this was their 7th straight sweep! On November 9, the Cards swept Marquette at Cardinal Arena. Let’s hope for a similar result here! Go Cards!
By Justin Renck:
It has been a tremendous year for the UofL Volleyball team to this point. They won the Big East regular season title, and are now attempting to win the Big East Tournament and hopefully make a big NCAA Tournament run. You don’t have that kind of success without great players and a great coach, and those things were recognized at the Big East Banquet in Milwaukee, Wisconsin prior to the tournament starting.
By Bradley Jones:
University of Louisville field hockey fell to No.3 Connecticut Saturday afternoon in front of a home crowd at Trager Stadium. With the 2-1 loss, the Cardinals record falls to 7-6 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Cardinals started the game with offensive pressure but were unable to capitalize on early opportunities. The Huskies (14-0) managed to score on two corner shots and take a 2-0 lead into half. The Cardinals rallied in the second half behind Becca Maddock’s team-leading eighth goal of the season but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies earned their fourth Big East victory of the season. The Cardinals return to action tomorrow as they host No.11 Iowa in the annual “Stick-it-to-Cancer” game at 1 p.m.
No.17 Louisville volleyball improved their record to 15-2 on the season after sweeping Seton Hall. The Cardinals swept the Pirates in straight sets 25-21, 25-23, 25-20, respectively. The Cardinals were led by the play of Kaitlynn James who had ten kills and no errors, Lola Arslanbekova who recorded 17 kills and eight digs and Caitlin Welch who had a match-high 18 kills. The Cardinals return to the KFC Yum! Center tomorrow to face Rutgers at noon and Monday when they face No.9 Texas at 7 p.m.
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