TWICA 9-17-19



This week was a very busy week for Cardinal Athletics. Here is the weekly recap.

#20 Men’s Soccer: 

On Monday, the Cardinals took on the South Florida Bulls and were unfortunately defeated 2-0. South Florida out preformed the Cardinals in every statistics. Two Cardinals were given yellow cards and even one was given a red card in the 73rd minute. The Cardinals gave up two goals in the first 19 minutes and South Florida’s tenacious defense held the Cardinals in check.

Then, on Friday the #20 Cardinals faced the Syracuse Orange in the final of a three game road trip. Neither the Cardinals offense or Syracuse’s offense could get anything started. The Cardinals gained an advantage at the end of regulation when Syracuse’s Luther Archimede picked up his second yellow card calling for an ejection from the game. The Cards got the only shot on goal in both overtimes but Syracuse was able to snatch it up.

Up Next: The Cardinals face the Hokies of Virginia Tech on Friday at Lynn Stadium at 7pm.

#8 Field Hockey:

On Monday, the Cardinals faced off against the UC Davis in East Lansing, Michigan. The Cardinals won on an overtime goal by senior Bethany Russ. UC Davis jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage and took that into halftime but the 2nd half and overtime was all about the Cardinals. They outshot the Aggies 28-2 and 16-1 advantages in corners. The Cardinals moved to 5-0 on the season. The Cardinals would face the #12 Buckeyes of Ohio State.

Then, on Sunday the Cardinals after moving up to #8 in the polls faced the #12 Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus. Bethany Russ and Madison Walsh helped lead the Cardinals to victory in the second half. Both teams’ defenses held each offense in check to a 0-0 score after the first quarter. Then in the second quarter, the Buckeyes offense was able to get a score past the Cardinals to take the lead going into halftime.

Then in the second half, the Cardinals took over. Senior Bethany Russ scored late in the third quarter to tie up and the Cardinals used this momentum going into the fourth quarter when Junior Madison Walsh scored the goal that proved to be the difference. The Cardinals moved on to 6-0 for the season which ties the best start in school history since 2016.

Up Next: The Cardinals go on the road to face #1 North Carolina Friday at 5pm.

Women’s Golf:

The Womens Golf season started in the Minnesota invitational. The first day the Cardinals finished 10th, behind Senior Delaney Shah that shot a 4 under first round. The Cardinals answered back in the second day posting the lowest combined team score. Four Cardinals finished under par. The Cardinals finished the tournament tied for third place.


Up Next: The Cardinals travel to Nashville on Friday to compete in the Mason Rudolph Championship.

Women’s Soccer:

On Thursday, the Cardinals looked to stay undefeated as they hosted the Dayton Flyers. The Cardinals had five different people score a goal in the combined 5-2 victory over the Flyers. Sophomore Taylor Kerwin led the charge scoring the first goal only a seconds into the match. The Cardinals defense held the Flyers to three shots on goal the whole game. This was a very impressive victory before facing #9 Vanderbilt on Sunday night.

On Sunday, the #9 Commodores came to town in a battle of Unbeaten teams. This was a resume game for the Cardinals. The Cardinals offense was held in check for most of the game by the Commodores defense. The Commodores were limited to two shots on goal the entire game. The Cardinals were awarded a penalty kick in the 99th minute of the match.  Emina Ekic was called to kick the penalty kick and her goal just grazed past the goalie to provide the Cardinals with the much needed victory to remain undefeated on the season. This win also gave the Cardinals the best start in school history.

Up Next: The Cardinals host North Carolina Saturday at 7:30pm in Lynn Stadium.


#22 Volleyball:

On Friday, The #22 Cardinals traveled to Nashville Tennessee to face the Purdue Boilermakers in Lipscomb Tournament. The Cardinals took the first set 26-24. In the second set Purdue jumped out to a 7-1 and never looked back on the Cardinals. Purdue won each of the last 3 sets to give the Cardinals their second loss on the season. Louisville’s hitting percentage was a season low at .141.

On Saturday, the #22 Cardinals faced Xavier in the final day of the Lipscomb tournament. The Cardinals swept the Musketeers having 8 blocks and 9 aces. Xavier tried keeping the score close in the first by cutting the Cardinals’ lead to 3 but then Cardinals just answered right back.

Up Next: The Cardinals take on The Wildcats in The Battle of Bluegrass Friday at 7pm before taking on Cincinnati on Sunday.


Men’s Golf:

On Sunday, the Cardinals men’s golf team competed in the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, North Carolina. The team was led by Mathias Schmid and John Murphy who finished in the top ten. The Cardinals finished 16 shots behind tournament champion Wake Forrest and three shots behind Duke. They finished 3rd to start the fall season.

Up Next: The Cardinals travel to Old Town Club to defend their title on Sunday.

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