The No. 14 University of Louisville Field Hockey team defeated host Villanova 6-1 in a BIG EAST Conference matchup Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals improve to 13-4 on the season and 5-1 in league play, placing them in a three-way tie for first place along with No. 4 Connecticut and No. 10 Old Dominion. The Wildcats drop to 3-11 (0-6 BIG EAST).Freshman Shannon Sloss scored a pair of goals and sophomore Elisa Garcia dished out two assists while goalkeeper Sydney King had four saves to help lead the Cardinals to a 6-1 win over Villanova.
UofL (13-4, 5-1 BIG EAST) returns to action on Nov. 1 when the Cardinals play host to Providence at 6 p.m. in their BIG EAST regular season finale. On Sunday, Nov. 3, Louisville will honor seniors Michelle Amon, Kelsey Rosenmeier and Erin Schneidtmiller on Sunday, Nov. 3 when the Cards face Kent State at 12 p.m.
The Cardinals have clinched a spot in the BIG EAST Conference championship which will be held Nov. 8 and 10 at the University of Connecticut
By Brad Jones:
The Louisville field hockey team was in action this past weekend as they hosted a pair of games against Davidson and Ball State. The Cards started the weekend with a Saturday afternoon game against Davidson. Mallory Mason (7) and Erin Schneidtmiller (21) scored in the first half to give the Cards a 2-1 advantage at half. Becca Maddock (19) added to the Cards lead in the second half. However, Davidson scored a late goal trimming the Cards lead to 3-2. After a lengthy rain delay, the Cards closed out Davidson to win by a final score of 3-2 and improve their record to 2-1 on the season.
By Brad Jones:
This past weekend, Trager Stadium hosted the inaugural Sherrill Brakmeier Classic. The tournament, which featured Louisville (23), Northeastern (21), Northwestern (20), and Miami (OH), began play Friday with Louisville matching up against Northeastern. The game was closely played as both teams were tied at half with a score of 2 to 2. However, the cardinals failed to score in the second half losing by a final score of 3-2. The Cardinals received offensive contributions from senior Haley Jurich (2) and all BIG EAST selection Alyssa Voelmle (10) who both scored.