With the fall sports season in full swing, and with the first football game of the year for UofL one week from today, welcome back to another edition of This Week in Cardinal Athletics! Enough chit chat though, let’s jump right into it!
#13 Volleyball (3-0)
Our Cardinals traveled to Tempe, Arizona for a 3 game tournament hosted by Arizona State this past week.
The first game was against Cal Poly, and the Cardinals prevailed in a 3-0 sweep in the Cardinals first official game of the 2021 campaign (25-23, 25-21, 26-24). They were bolstered by 9 kills a piece from Anna Stevenson and Anna DeBeer, as well as 8 kills from Aiko Jones.
The second game of the tourney was against Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and again the Cards won in a 3-0 sweep (25-10, 25-17, 25-16). An overall dominating performance by the squad here, as they were again led in kills by DeBeer (9), with Jones again contributing 8 kills and Amaya Tillman adding 7.
The 3rd and final game of the tourney, against host Arizona State was a much closer affair, with the game going to the full 5 sets, but the Cards ultimately pulling out the 3-2 victory (25-15, 24-26, 25-17, 24-26, 15-11). The Cards were paced once again by DeBeer with 18 kills, with Stevenson having 12 kills and Jones contributing 11. A special shoutout to the 3 Cards who made the All-Tournament team, Anna Stevenson, Amaya Tillman, and Anna DeBeer (who also won the MVP of the entire tourney).
Check out the highlights & recap from tonight's 3-2 victory over Arizona State.
— Louisville Volleyball (@UofLVolleyball) August 29, 2021
This Week: The Cards host the Cardinal Classic, as they will play 3 games over the span of the weekend.
Friday, September 3rd Vs Missouri (7 PM)
Saturday, September 4th Vs South Dakota (6 PM)
Sunday, September 5th Vs Northern Kentucky (1 PM)
#5 Field Hockey (2-0)
The first game of the season saw the Cards hosting the Bobcats of Ohio, and the Cards came away with a clean 6-0 victory. The Cards’ goals were scored by Mattie Tabor, Mia Duchars, Erica Cooper (2), Filippa Niebuhr, and Katie Schneider.
— Louisville FH (@ULFieldHockey) August 28, 2021
Game #2 saw the Cards host a solid New Hampshire team, and the Cards once again managed to shut out their opponents, winning by a score of 3-0. The goals were scored by Alli Bitting, Schneider, and Niebuhr.
— Louisville FH (@ULFieldHockey) August 29, 2021
This Week: Friday, September 3rd Vs University of Pennsylvania (Neutral site game in Princeton, NJ) (Noon)
Sunday, September 5th At #13 Princeton (1:30 PM)
This Week: Friday, September 3rd At Tennessee (Dual meets)
Women’s Soccer (2-0-0)
In the 2nd game of their 2021 campaign, the Cards hosted the Dukes of James Madison and won a close game by a score of 4-3. Goals were scored by Maisie Whitsett, Morgan Bentley, Emma Hiscock, and Delaney Snyder.
Highlights and recap from tonight’s 4-3 win over James Madison.
— Louisville Women's Soccer (@ULWomensSoccer) August 28, 2021
The Cards then faced the Norse of Northern Kentucky on Sunday, earning a shutout on the pitch with a 3-0 score. Goals were scored by Hayley Howard (first career goal), Snyder, and Hiscock.
Highlights and recap from tonight's 3-0 win over NKU! ⤵️
— Louisville Women's Soccer (@ULWomensSoccer) August 30, 2021
This Week: Thursday, September 2nd at Saint Louis (7 PM)
Sunday, September 5th Vs Western Kentucky (7:30 PM)
Men’s Soccer (0-1-0)
The Cards opened the 2021 season on the road at Saint Louis. It was a hard fought game that went into overtime, but unfortunately, Louisville came up on the loosing end, taking the L 1-2. The Cards lone goal was scored by Pedro Fonseca.
This Week: Monday, August 30th Vs Evansville (7:30 PM, ACC Network Xtra)
Friday, September 3rd Vs Bellarmine (7:30 PM, ACC Network Xtra) (Pups at the Pitch)
That does it for this week folks! I’ll be back next week with another breakdown of the week that was in Cardinal Athletics! As Always, Go Cards!!