TWICA 9-24-19


Men’s Tennis:

On Friday afternoon, the men’s tennis team competed in Notre Dames’ Bobby Bayliss Invitational. The Cardinals started the season off strong picking up 11 wins amongst the singles and doubles matches they faced. They picked up 6 single wins and 5 double wins. These were the first matches for the Cardinals new head coach,, Rodrigo da Silva.

Then, on Saturday, the Cardinals continued to compete in the Bobby Bayliss Invitational. The Cardinals picked up 10 single wins led by Sophomores Sergio Hernandez, Alex Wesbrookes, and Junior Tim Chen each picked up two wins a piece.

Sunday was the last day of the Bobby Bayliss Invitational. The Cardinals were led by Sophomore Alex Wesbrooks. He ended up going undefeated over the weekend and also gained all-tournament recognition as well. The Cardinals, as a team, picked up 13 wins on Sunday to finish the weekend.

Up Next: Louisville Invitational starts Friday, October 11th.

Women’s Tennis:

The women’s tennis team traveled to Purdue. They had a very successful weekend with picking up 16 wins in the single matches and also picked up 9 wins in the doubles matches. Senior Raven Neely made the semifinals of the singles tournament. Her teammate, Junior Nikolina Jovic, made the semifinals as well. The Cardinals made it to third place in the matches in both the double tournaments.

Up Next: The Cardinals travel to Bloomington Friday for Indiana Innovational.


Women’s Golf:

On Friday, the Cardinals started play in the Mason Rudolph Championship. The Cardinals posted a team score of 303 to sit at 14th place. Senior Lauren Hartlage posted a team best by being 3 over par. She had 13 pars in the first round. Their team score was only 3 shots out of the top ten.

Saturday was moving day for the Cardinals. They posted a 286 which tied the lowest team score of the tournament. The Cardinals also combined for 17 birdies which was second most behind Auburn’s 18 birdies. Lauren Hartlage continued to lead the Cardinals who shot a 2 under par. The second round moved up the Cardinals to 8th place and four shots behind 7th place Mississippi State when going into the last round of the tournament on Sunday.

Sunday, the Cardinals didn’t move much from the position they ended on Saturday. Sophomore Mairead Martin shot a 73 with four birdies on the day. The Cardinals finished 9th in the tournament. Houston captured the title of the Mason Rudolph Championship.

Up Next: The Cardinals travel to Norman, Oklahoma for the Schooner Fall Classic.

Men’s Golf:

The Cardinals Men’s Golf team competed in Old Town Club Invitational. The team’s combine score put the Cardinals in 3rd for the tournament. The Cardinals who were led by Junior Matthias Schmid who shot a one over par tied for 3rd. Matthias and two other Cardinals finished in the top 20 golfers for the tournament. The Cardinals finished 3 shots behind #1 and host Wake Forrest.

Up Next: The Cardinals head to Coldstream, Ohio on Monday to Face off in Bearcat Invitational.


#6 Women’s Field Hockey:

On Friday afternoon, the #6 Cardinals faced the #1 and defending National Champions, North Carolina Tar Heels. The Cardinals fell behind early to the Tar Heels. They couldn’t respond to Tar Heels tenacious defense even though the Cardinals led in most stats. This was the Cardinals first loss on the season ending the six game winning streak to the start the season. Alli Bitting was the only cardinal that connected on a goal.

Up Next: The Cardinals travel to Boston to face the Eagles of Boston College Friday at 4pm.


#17 Men’s Soccer:

On Friday evening, the #18 Virginia Tech Hokies came to Lynn Stadium. The #17 Cardinals were down early behind the Hokies goal in the 36th minute. Senior Cherif Dieye scored two second half goals. Cherif Dieye’s goal in the 82nd minute ended up being the game winner. Dieye’s multi goal game was the first of his Cardinal career. The Cardinals out shot the Hokies 10-3 in the second half.

Up Next: #3 Georgetown Hoyas come to Lynn Stadium Tuesday Night at 7:00pm.



On Friday evening, the Cardinals traveled east to play the Wildcats of Kentucky. The Cardinals were held in check. The 16th ranked Wildcats held their own against the Cardinals. The first set was all Wildcats behind 11-6 start out of the gate. Then, in the second set, the Cardinals started out strong before the Wildcats answered back and took the momentum into the third set. The Cardinals were swept. The Wildcats hit .469 while the Cardinals hit .201 with only ten kills.

On Sunday, the Bearcats of Cincinnati hosted the Cardinals. The Cardinals behind senior Melanie McHenry’s career high of 30 kills and 4 blocks led them to a victory. The Cardinals hit .358 while Cincinnati managed to hit .285. The Cardinals came out the first set and took an early 7-1 led and never looked back. Then, in the second set, the Bearcats responded with a victory. The third set was a hard fought one with Bearcats leading early but the cardinals responded. In the fourth set, the Bearcats used a late rally to force the decisive fifth set. Neither team could take more than a 2 point lead in the set. The Cardinals took advantage after a 12-12 tie to win the final set and the match 15-13.

Up Next: The Cardinals faces NC State Friday at 7:00pm at the L&N Arena.


#20 Women’s Soccer:

The #20 Cardinals hosted the 4th ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina. Early on, the Cardinals and Tar Heels held each other in check limiting each others’ shots on goals. The Tar Heels did manage to squeak out a goal in the 21st minute. The Tar Heels out shot the Cardinals 7-3 in the second half connecting on 2 goals. The Cardinals were defeated 3-0. This was the first loss on the season for the Cardinals.

Up Next: The Cardinals travel to face Syracuse Thursday night at 6pm.


The Cardinals traveled to Tallahassee to face the Seminoles of Florida State. The Seminoles jumped out to 21-0 after the first quarter. Malik Cunningham helped lead the charge of 24 points unanswered. Graduate Transfer Alex Hornibrook, threw a 63 yard touchdown to Tamorrion Terry to give the Seminoles the 28-24 lead and Cam Akers added another one in the final minute. Cunningham passed for a career best for 286 yards.

Up Next: The Cardinals host Boston College on October 5th.

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