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.