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.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday October 4th through Sunday October 6th around CardNation:
On Friday October 4th:
*In Field Hockey Pels’ Goal in OT Lifts No. 17 Field Hockey to a 2-1 Win over No. 18 Temple
*In Volleyball, Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 10 kills and a block to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 sweep of The American Conference foe SMU Friday night in Dallas.
*In Mens Golf, The first day of the seventh annual Brickyard Collegiate golf tournament, Robin Sciot-Siegrist fired a 3-under-par 69 as the University of Louisville Men’s Golf team fired a 1-over par 289. The Cardinals are in fifth place just seven shots behind second-ranked Georgia Tech.
*In Men’s Tennis, The University of Louisville Men’s Tennis team picked up two singles wins and a doubles victory on the first day of Notre Dame’s Bobby Bayliss Invitational. Freshmen Felipe Frias and Eric Bonfre won their singles matches with Frias defeating Western Michigan’s Stephen Payne 3-6,, 6-4, 6-1 and Bonfre topping Cleveland State’s Matt Kuelker 6-2, 6-3. Frias teamed with junior Chris Simich o beat Notre Dame’s Dougie Barnard and Eddy Covalschi 8-5 in doubles.
The Cards lost a hard fought battle last night in Lexington as the Volleyball Cards went down 3-2 to the 17th ranked kentucky team. After winning the first game the Cards dropped 2 straight. They won the fourth and were down big in the fifth before coming back to take the lead but ultimately losing in game 5. Maya McClendon’s lead the team with 17 kills and 16 digs. The Cards are now at 2-4 and unranked
Below is the official press release
Emily Juhl and Janelle Jenkins each had 13 kills to lead the No. 17-ranked University of Louisville Cardinals to a 25-23, 25-17, 25-11 sweep of host North Dakota State in the first match of the Fargo Doublewood Inn Classic.
“We got thrown for a bit of a loop early one with the heat in the gym,” said U of L head coach Anne Kordes. “ I thought we did a good job of composing ourselves and powered through it. Our middles were steady and that really opened up the outside hitters because their blockers could not ignore the middle.”
Louisville Volleyball Projected To Win The AAC, Also Preseason Conference P.O.Y And All-Conference Team Announced
Well in the case the P in P.O.Y. stands for players. Seniors Emily Juhl and Brooke Mattingly have been tabbed the American Athletic Conferences’ inaugural Pre-season Players Of The Year. Also the Cards were tabbed to win the conference in its’ first season. 4 Cards were named 1st team pre-season all-conference selections including 3 unanimous picks. Sr Caitlin Welch joins Mattingly and Juhl as unanimous selections. Hannah Kvittle was the 4th person selected. The following is a press release via TheAmerican.org