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!
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.
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!
It was an exciting finish, and luckily one that saw the Cards come out victorious. Junior Erin Yenney scored on a penalty kick in overtime and the Cards beat Cincinnati 5-4 on the road. Louisville finished the regular season 12-4-1 and 8-1-0 in conference play.
“Obviously that was one of the craziest games I have ever been a part of,” said head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. “I think combined we had four goals in the first 14 minutes. Cincinnati was prepared to play and capitalized off some set goals early. I liked our response, we responded after the scored most every one of their goals within the next two to three minutes. I thought we played great soccer and at the end of the game I felt we had more momentum. Just happy for our team tonight, Cincinnati is a great team and they gave us a great battle.”
Next up, the Cards will host a quarterfinal round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on November 3. The bracket for the conference tournament will be released this Sunday.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday October 18th through Sunday October 20th around CardNation:
On Friday, October 18th:
*Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills and an ace to lead the University of Louisville Volleyball team to a 25-13, 25-22, 25-15 win over rival Cincinnati to stay unbeaten in the American Athletic Conference Friday night in Cincinnati. Maya McClendon’s had 14 digs and Janelle Jenkins added nine kills and senior Randi Ewing hit .556 with six kills and a block.
*Women’s Swimming and Diving started the SMU Classic on Friday and finished the day 5th overall
*Women’s Tennis competed in the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships on Friday, Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine advanced to the semi finals in doubles with Fellerhoff advancing to the quarterfinals in singles as the ITA Regionals Tennis Tournament continues in Memphis. Fellerhoff and Shine beat Memphis’ Marta Morga and Skylar Kuykendall 8-3 and will face off against Krisztina Kapitany and Mara Schmidt of Purdue on Monday as play continues.
*In Football Cards lose 38-35…enough said
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
By Justin Renck:
On Friday night, the UofL women’s soccer team beat Villanova 1-0 and improved their record to 8-3-2 overall and 3-2-2 in Big East play. Charlyn Corral scored a goal in the 2nd half, and the defense did the rest of the work as that is the only goal that the Cards needed in the victory.
Goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer saved 4 shots to get her 16th career shutout and the 6th of this season. She is now tied for 2nd place on the Cardinals’ career shutout list. Read the official UofL press release here.
The Cards will host a big game this Sunday as 11th ranked Georgetown comes to town. The game is at 1:00 at Cardinal Park and will be shown on the CBS Sports Network! Fans can receive free admission with a canned food item.
The Cards have a busy day on Friday. Here is the schedule…
It is a very busy weekend for UofL sports! Here is a schedule to keep you updated on what teams are playing at what times!
It is that time of year where nearly every weekend will be full of UofL sports! What could be better? We know everyone is excited for Football to start next Sunday, but until then, come out and support your other Cards teams this weekend! Here is Friday’s schedule: