The University of Louisville Field Hockey team claimed the ACC regular season title outright with a 2-1 win over #9 Syracuse on Friday afternoon. The victory on senior day marked the 59 in the past four seasons, making the 2021 senior class the all-time winningest class in program history (2016 class had 58). Freshman Filippa Niebuhr opened up the scoring for the Cardinals in the first quarter, before senior and Louisville native Erica Cooper doubled the lead early in the second half off of a penalty corner. A goal from Syracuse’s Hailey Bitters brought the deficit back to one, but the home team prevailed.
𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐔𝐋𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐬 🏆#GoCards x #CardsWin pic.twitter.com/sT6XijS2af
— Louisville Field Hockey (@ULFieldHockey) October 29, 2021
The fifth-ranked Cardinals (16-2) went an undefeated 6-0 in conference play, and will compete in the ACC tournament next week up in Syracuse. Through the regular season as a whole, Louisville squared off with 12 ranked opponents, defeating 10 of them. The only losses came at the hands of #1 Iowa and #2 Michigan.