TWICA 2023 – October 30th – November 5th

#10 Field Hockey (14-6):

Field hockey started the ACC conference tournament this past week and opened with a 3-2 victory over #13 Boston College. Cardinal sophomore Rylie Wollerton scored two goals and assisted on the Cardinals third goal from Tyler Everslage. Graduate goal keeper Merlin van der Vest had ten saves.

This victory moved the Cardinals on to face #2 Duke in the second round. Duke’s defense was too much for the Cardinals as they fell 1-0. UofL led in almost every statistical category, but just couldn’t get past the Duke’s defense.

Up Next: The Cardinals will face #6 Iowa in first round of NCAA tournament. We lost to them a few weeks ago 2-1.

Mens Soccer (10-4-3)

The men’s soccer team started the ACC tournament on Wednesday evening against eighth seeded Pittsburgh. The Cardinals were able to defeat the Panthers in double overtime 2-1. Cardinal junior Mason Tatafu scored his first goal as a Cardinal in the 103rd minute. Damien Barker John then scored another goal less than two minutes later. This goal was his team leading 9th goal of the season. Pittsburgh didn’t go away and the Panthers scored less than 30 seconds later, but they could muster no more goals.

The win moved the Cardinals into the second round against the top seeded Notre Dame. The Cardinals came out red hot scoring 3 goals in first 60 minutes to a demanding 3-0 lead. Notre Dams answered back with 3 straight. The Cardinals finished off #2 Notre Dame with a goal in 89 minute to capture the victory.

Up Next: The Cardinals move on to face Clemson in Semifinals on Wednesday at 8 pm on ACC Network.

#3 Volleyball (21-3):

The Cardinals volleyball team had a roller coaster week that found them back into a 4-way tie for first place in the ACC. The Cardinals traveled to #10 Georgia Tech and the Cardinals fell 3-1. The Cardinals hit .186 with seven aces and nine blocks. Twenty five errors also hurt the Cardinals as this loss stopped the eight-game winning streak against Georgia Tech.

Then the Cardinals continued their road trip to Clemson on Sunday afternoon. Clemson jumped out early taking the first set 25-19. Senior Aiko Jones led the charge to help the Cardinals defeat Clemson in the next 3 sets 25-23, 25-18, 25-15. She had 15 kills, hitting .520 with two aces and two blocks. Anna DeBeer also added 14 kills as well.

Up Next: Duke comes to the L&N Arena on Friday before hosting North Carolina Sunday for Senior Day.

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