There is literally never a dull moment or a “slow time” in the world of UofL sports. Sure, basketball and football are off right now, but baseball is having an incredible season. And now, three fall sports have released their schedules for the 2015 season.
“It’s a tough schedule with more than half of our matches against programs that advanced to the NCAA tournament last year. We begin the season with one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country and then head in to a highly competitive ACC conference,” said head coach Anne Kordes.
It’s been a while, so let’s get caught up on how all of the “other” sports are doing at UofL. A lot of good teams to keep up with!
*The lacrosse team invites everyone to a banquet on Friday night at 7:00 in the PNC Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to celebrate their 2014 season. The Cards finished the season ranked 11th in the country, set a program record for wins with 16, and won the Big East regular season and conference tournaments.
*The 7th ranked field hockey team (10-2, 3-1) lost 3-1 to Syracuse on Saturday. The Orange are now ranked 10th in the country. Louisville returns home to face 17th ranked Boston College on Friday at 3:00 pm ET at Trager Stadium. The game will be shown on ESPN3 and Fox Sports South. The field hockey team could be the best kept secret on Floyd Street!
In the Cardinal Catch Up, I bring you up to date on how the “other” sports at UofL are doing. You know, the ones not named football or men’s basketball. There are plenty of other teams having success, so it is nice to keep up with them. You don’t have to be die hard and follow them as closely if you don’t choose to, but this gives you options. You can just check out scores and records, or click on press releases to read more details. Check out how your teams at the University of Louisville are doing so far this fall.
In this Cardinal Catch Up, the Cards pick up wins over Kentucky and a #1 team in the country. Not too bad!
*The 11th ranked field hockey team (7-1) is off to a great start this season. On Saturday, they took down the #1 team in the nation, North Carolina, 3-2 at Trager Stadium. Senior Mallory Mason was named ACC Co-Player of the Week. On Tuesday they defeated Ohio State 6-3 to extend their home winning streak to 14 games. They will be back in action this Friday as they take on #16 Wake Forest on the road in a big ACC matchup.
This is a very busy weekend in UofL athletics, which is always a good thing. A top ranked team in the country will be visiting a UofL team on Saturday. It’s time to get you caught up on all of the “other” sports and what they have going on this weekend. This is your one-stop shop to stay updated on the Cards. If you want to read more details on press releases, those are provided. If you just want a quick glimpse of the record of the teams, that is just fine too.
*The #9 ranked men’s soccer team (2-1-1, 1-0-0) will face Boston College on the road in an ACC match on Friday at 7:00 pm ET.
*The #14 ranked field hockey team (5-1, 0-1) will host #1 ranked North Carolina (5-1, 1-0) on Saturday at Trager Stadium. The matchup starts at 1 pm ET and admission is free as always.
*The volleyball team (5-4) will be in Houston this weekend for the Rice Invitational. On Friday, they play Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 pm ET and then play Rice at 8:00 pm ET. On Saturday they play Texas Southern at 11:30 am ET.
As always around this time of year, it is a very busy weekend in UofL athletics. The highlight of the weekend will be Saturday evening when the Louisville football team takes on the Murray State Racers. That game is at 7:00 pm ET at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Here in the Cardinal Catch Up, we focus on the “other” sports not named football or men’s basketball. It is a great one-stop shop to keep you informed on how the other teams at UofL are doing, and what they have coming up.
*The #24 ranked volleyball team (1-1) has a very busy weekend as they are hosting the Active Ankle Challenge in Cardinal Arena. They will host Tennessee State at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday morning, and also face Cincinnati at 7:30 pm ET Friday evening. On Saturday, they will face Appalachian State at 11:00 a.m. ET, also in Cardinal Arena.
The fall sports season has now begun, and the teams at UofL are getting off to a great start. Surely, you are aware that the football team beat Miami 31-13 on Monday night. The Cardinal Catch Up focuses on the other sports at the University of Louisville. There are plenty worth keeping up with, and this is a short and simple way to find out how the other teams are doing, without having to read every detail of the games. However, if you want to do that, the press release is provided for you as an option.
*The men’s soccer team (1-0) defeated Maryland in their season opener at Lynn Stadium on Friday night. They jumped up all the way to #2 in the NSCAA Top 25. It is their highest national ranking since being #1 in 2011. Louisville sophomore midfielder Andrew Brody was named the ACC Player of the Week. They will host Cornell on Friday night at 8:30 pm ET, after the women’s match at 6 p.m. ET against Kentucky. Friday’s matches will be a “red-out” for the fans.
So I have decided to start a weekly personal blog, or column, or random series of thoughts. Whatever you want to call it. I figured rather than constantly just passing information and facts along, I would have a post that is just all opinion and my thoughts. I will focus on just whatever my feelings are about UofL athletics at the time, but this may venture into other topics, such as high school sports or even fantasy football. So it could be anything. Hopefully it is somewhat worth your time to read. If it isn’t, I apologize, but at least you got your money’s worth on CSZ. If it is, then great, and I hope you will continue to read it every Friday.
I must give credit to Jeremy Wahman for coming up with the name of this. I had no real idea of what I wanted to call it, because there isn’t a specific direction that this post will go. He suggested this, and I didn’t even try to think of anything else. Good work, sir. As for the picture, I wanted to have something that will be used with all of these posts. I Googled “Justin Time” with no idea what would come up. What I saw was perfection! So here we go. Here are my thoughts and opinions on whatever comes to mind, and I bring them to you just in time for the weekend!
Starting this season, I am going to start bringing you the Cardinal Catch Up, which will update you on all of the “other” sports at UofL. We know that basketball and football get most of the attention, and for good reason of course. But this will let you know how the other teams are doing. I won’t write full stories on those sports, but will link the official press releases from UofL for the most part. I will at least tell you scores and records, just so you can stay informed on how the other teams are performing.
For example, you may not necessarily care about all of the details of a soccer or field hockey game, but you are interested to know how the teams are doing. This post will do that, just keeping it simple. And you will be provided with the press releases in case you do want the details of games and teams. It will be like a one-stop shop to find out how the rest of the teams at UofL are doing. Hope you enjoy!
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.
Normally I just go over what went on during the weekend, but Thursday night was a great night for Cardinal Football and there were no other sports going on so here we go!
Here is what happened the weekend of Thursday October 10th through Sunday October 13th around CardNation:
On Thursday October 10th:
*Teddy Bridgewater went 21-31 for 310 yards and 2 TD while throwing a very rare INT, only his second of the season in a 24-10 victory over Rutgers. Senorise Perry added to the offensive attack with 13 rushes for 104 yards and 1 TD with his longest rush for 42 yards. Louisville’s defense came up huge with 8 sacks and forced Rutgers QB Gary Nova to be….Gary Nova as he threw 4 INT’s. Calvin Pryor III led the Defense with 14 total tackles.
On Friday, October 11th:
*In Swimming and Diving: In the first meet of the season, the Cardinals donned pink caps in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and defeated the Xavier Musketeers on the women’s side, 195-64 and 189-70 for the men. The Cards won every race.
*The No. 14 University of Louisville field hockey team fell 6-0 to No. 4 University of Connecticut on Friday evening at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex. The loss marks the first conference setback for the Cardinals (10-3, 3-1 BIG EAST). UConn improves to 11-1, 4-0.
*In Women’s Soccer, Senior Charlyn Corral scored a goal and dished out an assist to lead the Cardinals to a 3-0 win over USF on Friday night in Cardinal Park.
*Janelle Jenkins had 14 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 sweep of South Florida in The American Athletic Conference volleyball action Friday night at the KFC Yum! Center. Maya McClendon added 11 kills and 10 digs. Katie George added a whopping 39 assists
*In Men’s Tennis, the Cards went undefeated in singles and doubles on day one of Ohio Valley Regional
The Cards improved to 2-0-0 last night with a 2-0 victory over Cleveland State. They began the season ranked 10th and have already climbed to #7. Here is the official press release from UofL recapping the game.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Propelled by second half goals from redshirt junior Daniel Keller and sophomore Jerry Ramirez, the seventh-ranked Louisville men’s soccer team earned a 2-0 victory over Cleveland State in Wednesday night’s home-opener at Cardinal Park.
With the win, the Cardinals improved to 2-0-0 for the third time in the last five seasons while the Vikings dropped to 1-2-0 overall.
It is definitely that time of year again! Fall sports have started and there seems to always be something going on in UofL athletics. As a fan of EVERY UofL sport, I love that there are so many games and events to keep up with. It makes it much more exciting when every team is good, as is the case with the Louisville Cardinals. There are just a few events today, but here they are…
The men’s soccer team was picked to finish 2nd in the AAC this season, with UConn being picked 1st. The 10th ranked Cards finish their preseason with a match this Saturday at 7 pm at Cardinal Park as they host 19th ranked Northwestern. Admission is free. Here is the full AAC poll as well as the Preseason Award Winners.
I believe that technically the “Year of the Cardinal” has closed its chapter, and now we are moving on to possibly Year 2 of that. If of course when we say “Year”, we are referring to the Sports calender, which is what I go by. So to me, we are now entering into the 2nd year of what could be the “Decade of the Cardinal” when it’s all said and done. But I digress…
By Justin Renck:
On Thursday afternoon, the MLS held its SuperDraft in Indianapolis, IN. There are 2 rounds, and only 38 picks, and the Louisville Cardinals had 3 former players selected! They had the 1st and last pick, and 1 in between!
On Sunday night, the UofL Men’s Soccer team (13-5-2, 7-1) hosted an NCAA 2nd round tournament game at Cardinal Park. As the 10th overall seed in the tournament, the Cards beat Winthrop (12-8-2, 5-4-1) easily by a score of 5-0 to advance to the Sweet 16.
The Louisville Cardinals men’s soccer team has earned the 10th overall seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The field has 48 teams, and the top 16 teams get a first round bye and get to host at least one game.
UofL will host the winner of the Winthrop and SMU game on Sunday at 7:00 at Cardinal Park. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youths, students and senior citizens. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $4.
The Cards finished the season 12-5-1 and ranked 16th in the NSCAA Coaches’ Poll.
The Cards finished the regular season 12-4-1 and 7-1-0 in the Big East! They won the Red division and clinched a bye in the upcoming Big East Tournament, where the championship will be played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
The tournament starts on Wednesday, October 31, and the Cards will begin play on Saturday, November 3 when they face the winner of Marquette-Cincinnati. The UofL game on Saturday will be played at Cardinal Park!
Check out CSZ’s updated soccer page with UofL’s schedule, Big East standings, and Top 25 poll!
|Wednesday, October 31 – First Round (Campus Sites)|
|7:00 PM CT||#4-Blue Marquette vs. #5-Red Cincinnati|
|2:00 PM ET||#4-Red Villanova vs. #5-Blue Seton Hall|
|Saturday, November 3 – Quarterfinals (Campus Sites)|
|7:00 PM ET||#1-Red Louisville vs. Winner FR1|
|1:00 PM ET||#3-Red St. John’s vs. #2-Blue Georgetown|
|7:00 PM ET||#1-Blue Connecticut vs. Winner FR2|
|7:00 PM ET||#3-Blue Notre Dame vs. #2-Red Syracuse|
|Friday, November 9 – Semifinals (Red Bull Arena)|
|5:00/7:30 PM ET||Winner Q1 vs. Winner Q2|
|5:00/7:30 PM ET||Winner Q3 vs. Winner Q4|
|Sunday, November 11 – Championship Game (Red Bull Arena)|
|Noon ET||Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2|
The UofL Men’s Soccer team (7-4-0) will host 12th ranked Indiana (9-2-1) in a big non-conference match-up tonight at 7 pm at Cardinal Park. The Cards are 6-1 at home and the Hoosiers are 4-0 on the road.
This game is billed as the Border Battle, and the first 300 fans will receive rally towels.
The Cards are coming off of a 2-1 road victory at Syracuse on Saturday when they got the go ahead goal in the 70th minute from Zach Foxhoven.