This week was full of excitement for all Cardinal athletics! Here is your weekly recap!
#17 Men’s Soccer:
On Tuesday, the #2 Georgetown Hoyas came to town to face the #17 Cardinals. The Cardinals defense held the Hoyas in check for the first half. The Cardinals had the only shot for a goal in the first half with an attempt by Haji Abidkadir, but couldn’t connect on the opportunity.
The Cardinals and the Hoyas battled in the second half with each team having four opportunities to score and just couldn’t capitalize. This scoreless tie led the Cardinals and Hoyas into overtime. This defensive battle continued into the first overtime when no one had the opportunity to score. Then, in second overtime, Cody Cochran’s header set up Kino Rysouke with his first goal of the season for the game winner. This win moved the Cardinals to 4-1-2 on the season.
— Louisville Men's Soccer (@UofLmenssoccer) September 25, 2019
Louka ➡️ Cody ➡️ Kino
— Louisville Men's Soccer (@UofLmenssoccer) September 25, 2019
Then, on Friday the Cardinals hosted the Wolf Pack of North Carolina State. The Cardinals were coming off the high of beating #2 Georgetown Tuesday Night. In the 12th minute, senior Cherif Dieye passed to Emil Elveroth but couldn’t connect. NC State took advantage in the 40th minute with a goal by Iverson Brisma. Then, not even 5 minutes later, NC State scored again with Tyler Gabarra to take a 2-0 lead into the half. The Cardinals rally came a little short with a goal in the 88th minute by Emil Elveroth. This loss moved the Cardinals to 1-1-1 in the conference play.
— Louisville Men's Soccer (@UofLmenssoccer) September 28, 2019
Up Next: The Cardinals hosted Belmont Bruins Tuesday night at 7pm at Lynn Stadium.
#22 Women’s Soccer:
On Thursday morning, the Cardinals traveled to Syracuse. The Cardinals came out scoring in the first minute with a goal by Delaney Snyder. Then, in the 35th minute, freshman Corinne Dente added to the score board and made it 2-0 score going into halftime. The Cardinals added one more goal and ended up winning 3-0. Syracuse was out shot by the Cardinals 16-6.
— Louisville Women's Soccer (@ULWomensSoccer) September 27, 2019
On Sunday, the Cardinals continued their road trip against Boston College. The Cardinals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with goals by Emina Ekic and Delaney Snyder. The Eagles of Boston College out shot the Cardinals and had the advantages on corner kicks as well. The Cardinals defense stepped up to the plate in the seconnd half, limiting the Eagles to one goal. The win moved the Cardinals to 2-1 in the ACC Play and 9-1 on the season.
— Louisville Women's Soccer (@ULWomensSoccer) September 29, 2019
Up Next: The Cardinals host Wake Forrest on Thursday at 7pm.
#6 Field Hockey:
On Friday afternoon, the Cardinals traveled to Boston to face the Eagles of Boston College. The Cardinals came out flat in the first half falling behind early, before taking over in the second half. The Cardinals scored tied the score 1-1 in third quarter before the Eagles answered back to take the lead 2-1. The Cardinals then rattled back with two goals unanswered. The Eagles even replaced their goalkeeper with an extra player to try scoring on the Cardinals. The Cardinals defense held the Eagles in check.
CARDS WIN! Louisville beats Boston College 3-2 to move to 7-1 on the season and 1-1 in ACC play. pic.twitter.com/54thhqa6A4
— Louisville FH (@ULFieldHockey) September 27, 2019
On Sunday, the Providence Friars hosted the Louisville Cardinals. This match was the last game of the six game road trip. The Cardinals jumped out early to a 1-0 lead with a goal by Mercedes Pastor. The Friars were held in check by the Cardinals. The Cardinals defense held the Friars to 0 shots on goal. Carter Ayars for the Cardinals scored in the fourth quarter giving the Cardinals the 2-0 victory.
CARDS WIN! Louisville defeats Providence 2-0 to improve to 8-1 on the season!
— Louisville FH (@ULFieldHockey) September 29, 2019
Up Next: Friday vs Wake Forrest at 6pm at Trager Stadium.
The Cardinals traveled to Norman, Oklahoma to compete in the Schooner Fall Classic. Lauren Hartlage led the Cardinals and finished in top 25 for the tournament. The Cardinals tied with TCU by the end of the tournament. They were only one stroke back from 11th place Miami and four strokes backs from the 10th place Texas A&M. Delaney Shah finished also in Top 50.
— UofL Women's Golf (@UofLWGolf) September 29, 2019
Up Next: The Cardinals travel to Medinah, Illinois to face in the Illini Women’s Invitational.
On Friday, the Cardinals hosted the Wolfpack of NC State. The Wolfpack jumped on the Cardinals winning the first set 30-28. The Cardinals responded with a 25-12 victory in the second set. Then, in the third set, the Cardinals jumped out early but then, the Wolfpack stormed back. The fourth set and decisive fifth set was all Cardinals. Junior setter Tori Delfer finished the match with 54 assists which tied for a career best. This win moved the Cardinals to 1-0 in ACC play and 8-3 on the season.
Melanie McHenry had 29 kills with Aiko Jones adding 15 kills. Anna Stevenson had seven blocks in the win!! pic.twitter.com/nDxMpUzA7X
— Louisville Volleyball (@UofLVolleyball) September 28, 2019
Then, on Sunday the Cardinals hosted the Tar Heels of North Carolina. The Cardinals jumped out to an early 8-2 lead before the Tar Heels responded with a 12-5 run. The Tar Heels led 23-22 before two errors by the Cardinals which ended the first set with a win. The Cardinals responded back with taking the next three sets with scores of 25-21, 25-23, and 25-22. Melanie McHenry led the Cardinals with 18 kills. This win moved the Cardinals to 2-0 in ACC and 9-3 on the season.
— Louisville Volleyball (@UofLVolleyball) September 29, 2019
Up Next: The Cardinals host Georgia Tech Friday at 7pm.
Other Cardinal Teams:
Men’s Golf: They will be competing in The Bearcat Invitational which starts Monday and ends Tuesday.
Men & Women’s Swimming & Diving: The Swimming team will host Xavier Friday at 3pm.
Cross Country: The Cross Country team will host The Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday.
Football: They will host Boston College Saturday at 12:30 pm.
This has been your weekly recap in Cardinal Athletics. Go Cards!!