TWICA 2023 – August 27th-September 2nd

Welcome back to another installation of This Week in Cardinal Athletics.

#13 Mens Soccer (3-0):

The #13 mens soccer team picked up two more wins this week over Bellarmine and UNC Greensboro. These Cardinals have started the season with three consecutive shutouts. This is the first time the Cardinals have done this since 2009. Junior Gage Guerra scored in both games this week. The Cards took down Bellarmine  3-0 and then UNC Greensboro 2-0.

Up Next: The Cardinals return home for a matchup with Kentucky on Tuesday at 8 pm and then travel to Syracuse on Friday at 8 pm.

Women’s Soccer (0-3):

The Cardinals women’s soccer Team dropped another game, this time to Illinois 2-1. The Cardinals lone goal came from senior Savina Zamborini. The Cardinals had multiple opportunities toward the end of the game, but both attempts hit the crossbars.

Up Next: The Cards finish their homestand on Sunday at 7:30 pm against Central Michigan before going on the road to face Indiana on Thursday Night at 7 pm.

#9 Field Hockey (3-0): 

The #9 field hockey team picked up another top ten win against #10 Princeton 2-1. Chloe Cuzzupe scored her second goal of the season and Tyler Everslage connected on her first goal of the season. Graduate goal keeper Merlijn Van Der Vegt (reigning ACC Defensive Player of The Week), collected three saves in the game.

Up Next: The Cardinals finish the Pennsylvania road trip against Penn on Sunday at 1:30 pm before hosting Ohio State on Friday at 6 pm.

#3 Volleyball (5-0):

The volleyball team dominated their matches this week with the sweep of South Dakota and Northern Kentucky in the first 2 days of the Tiger Classic. Junior Charitie Lauper helped lead the Cards with double-digit kills. Friday’s victory brought Coach Dani Busboy Kelly career victory number 150. Graduate outside hitter Aiko Jones also continued her blocking dominance with seven blocks on Friday against South Dakota.

Up Next: The Cardinals finish the Tiger Classic against Missouri on Sunday at 3:30 pm and then travel to Dayton on Wednesday at 7 pm.

Football (1-0):

Game one of the Jeff Bohm era was a stark contrast compared to game one last season. The Cardinals marched back from a 15-point deficit to pick up the win. UofL’s offense racked up over 474 yards of total offense against Georgia Tech. Graduate quarterback Jack Plummer threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Redshirt junior Jawhar Jordan led the Cards in rushing with 96 yards and a TD. Check out more of the game in Sam’s Recap. 

Up Next: The Cardinals have their home opener against Murray State on Thursday night at 7:30 pm.

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