Cardinal Athletics: Weekend In Review 11-3-13


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.

Saturday November 2nd:

Men’s Tennis: The University of Louisville men’s tennis team posted seven wins and advanced two doubles teams to the `A’ semifinals while junior Luis Elizondo reached the flight `A’ singles finals.

Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving: No results on the team website but the twitter account simply states both Men & Womens teams fell short

Men’s Track & Field:  Tyler Byrne made sure that Louisville, competing in the school’s first postseason competition in the American Athletic Conference, got started on the right foot – literally. The redshirt junior, in addition to winning the individual conference title, clocked a school record 22:57.09 in the 8K to help lead the men’s cross country team to the league’s first postseason title on Saturday at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Conn. This is only the second conference team title in UofL history.

Women’s Track & Field: The women’s team finished second in its respective race at the AAC championships, marking the program’s highest finish since the 1996 Conference USA title.

Sunday November 3rd:

Field Hockey:  Junior Alyssa Voelmle had two goals and an assist to lead the No. 14 University of Louisville field hockey team to a 6-0 win over Kent State (8-10) in the Cards’ regular season finale. UofL wraps up the season with a 15-4 overall record and a perfect 10-0 mark at Trager Stadium. The team will next play in the Big East Championships November 8th-10th in Storrs, Connecticut.

Men’s Soccer: Needing either a win or a tie to clinch outright possession of the inaugural American Athletic Conference regular season championship, the 11th-ranked Louisville men’s soccer team accomplished that goal on Sunday afternoon at Cardinal Park earning a scoreless draw against USF in the regular season finale for both squads. November 9th they will host the Rutgers/Cincy winner at Cardinal Park. The AAC final four is played in Frisco Texas.

Women’s Volleyball: Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 11 kills, hitting .455 to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-16, 25-20, 25-11 sweep of rival Memphis in The American Athletic Conference volleyball action Sunday afternoon in Memphis. U of L stays unbeaten in the AAC with an 11-0 record and move to 16-7 for the season. Brooke Mattingly had six kills on 10 swings and no errors to hit .600. Maya McClendon  hit a season high .348 with nine kills and oniy one error on a team-high 23 attacks.  Libero Caitlin Welch had a match-high 19 digs.

Women’s Soccer: Memphis scored the golden goal in the 106th minute to defeat Louisville 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at Cardinal Park on Sunday evening.  The Cardinals fall to 12-5-1 on the year while Memphis improves to 13-7-0. Devyn Ciotti with the lone goal for the Cards in one of the few losses of the weekend for The Cardinal Athletic Department.

Men’s Tennis:  The University of Louisville’s Luis Elizondo finished runner-up in singles and teamed with Amaury Derognat for a runner-up doubles finish on the final day of the Louisville Winter Invitational.

This has been your weekend in review….take care and Go Cards!

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