Emily Juhl and Maya McClendon had 15 and 14 kills respectively to lead the University of Louisville Volleyball team to a 25-21, 20-25, 25-11, 25-16 win over AAC foe Connecticut to stay unbeaten in the league Friday night in Cardinal Arena.
The Cards now post a 17-0 mark in the AAC and are 22-7 overall. U of L hit .289 for the match with 11 blocks and five aces. Maya McClendon notched her 12th double-double, adding 13 digs to her 14 kills. Katie George also notched a double-double with 46 assists and 15 digs. Randi Ewing led blocking with seven. Serving errors plagued both teams as the two combined for 22 total. The Huskies were led by Karson Ratlings 12 kills and two blocks.
“Setter Katie George was a huge leader for us and set a great match, distributing the ball great and did a fantastic job on defense,” said U of L head coach Anne Kordes. “Emily Juhl was unstoppable and it was a great chance for us to get a glimpse of the future when some of our younger players got some playing time.”
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 22nd through Sunday November 24th around CardNation:
Friday November 22nd
Swimming and Diving: The Cardinal swimming team completed its first day of competition at the Michigan Open in Canham Natatorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan with five wins and another school record. In the 200-free relay, the foursome of Rachael Lewis (23.40), Johanna Cowley (23.27), Andrea Cottrell (23.30) and Mary Mittel (23.27) combined for a 1:32.91 and a second place finish. The men’s 200-free relay won with a time of 1:20.98 as Rudy Edelen (23.73), Aaron Young (20.38), Pedro Coutinho 19.98 and Trevor Carroll (19.89) touched first. of L women took four of the top five spots in the 200-IM led by winner Tanja Kylliainen’s 1:59.68. Andrea Cottrell was second in 2:01.63, with Abigail Chin touching fourth in 2:02.40 and Lucy Kramer touching in 2:04.83 for fifth. For the men, Evan Noble won the event with a time of 1:47.81, with teammate David Boland touching second in 1:48.70 and Ryan Massey was fourth in 1:50.13.
Volleyball: Senior hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over the University of Cincinnati in AAC volleyball action on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville remains unbeaten in the AAC at 16-0 and improves to 21-7 overall. The Cardinals hit .343 for the match. Janelle Jenkins hit .474 with 10 kills and Randi Ewing contributed seven kills and hit 1.000 for the match. Katie George had 41 assists and Maya McClendon and Caitlin Welch each added 16 digs.
Senior hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 sweep over the University of Cincinnati in AAC volleyball action on Senior Night at the KFC Yum! Center.
“I am extremely proud of the way all of the seniors got to shine tonight. We wanted to celebrate their careers here at this beautiful facility that we are so thankful to make our home court. It makes such a big difference,” said head coach Anne Kordes. “Cincinnati is a dangerous team and they are coming on strong. I like the way we approached this match. We are committed to close out with two more wins to help our RPI. We are proud of the AAC championship but now we need to get that good seed to advance deep in the NCAA Tournament.”
Louisville remains unbeaten in the AAC at 16-0 and improves to 21-7 overall. The Cardinals hit .343 for the match to the Bearcats’ .076. Janelle Jenkins hit .474 with 10 kills and Randi Ewing contributed seven kills and hit 1.000 for the match. Katie George had 41 assists and Maya McClendon and Caitlin Welch each added 16 digs. The Bearcats were led by seven kills from Amelia Wegman and 18 assists from Madi Lang.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 8th through Sunday November 10th around CardNation:
Friday November 8th
Women’s Volleyball: Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 17 kills to help the University of Louisville remain unbeaten at 12-0 in the American Athletic Conference as they held off a determined University of Houston in five sets, 25-17, 25-18, 13-25, 23-25, 15-6. Brooke Mattingly added 10 kills and Janelle Jenkins pitching in 11 kills. Maya McClendon and Katie George each had double-doubles for Louisville with 10 kills and 20 digs and 34 assists and 18 digs, respectively. Caitlin Welch led the Cards with 25 digs, including her 2,000th career dig, becoming the first player in school history to accomplish that feat.
Here is what happened the weekend of Friday November 1st through Sunday November 3rd around CardNation:
Friday November 1st:
Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving: The Cardinal swimming and diving team had a strong first day of competition against North Carolina in the two day meet at Khoury Pool in Chapel Hill on Friday evening. The two team will complete the two-day format tomorrow afternoon with the Tarheel women leading 100-67 and the U of L men trailing just 83-81.
Field Hockey: Freshman Jennifer Pels’ goal with 4:01 remaining in overtime lifted No. 14 Louisville to a 3-2 win over Providence (8-9, 3-4 BIG EAST) Friday evening at Trager Stadium. With the win, the Cardinals (14-4, 6-1) earn a share of the BIG EAST regular season title for the first time since 2008.
Women’s Volleyball: Randi Ewing had 10 kills and five blocks to lead the University of Louisville to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 win over Temple to stay undefeated in The American at 10-0. Maya McClendon joined Ewing in double digit kills with 10 and senior Emily Juhl had nine kills and two aces. Caitlin Welch had a match high 16 digs. Brooke Mattingly had six kills.
Women’s Tennis: The Cards competed in Memphis this past weekend but no results were sent to me nor are available on the site
Men’s Tennis: The University of Louisville men’s tennis team went 8-1 on the first day of the Louisville Winter Invitational Friday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Two doubles teams and three singles players will compete in Saturday’s quarterfinal matches.
Friday night the University of Louisville Volleyball team continued their roll as they traveled to Cincinnati and defeated the Bearcats in a 25-13, 25-22, 25-15 (3-0) sweep over their longtime rival. Senior outside hitter Emily Juhl had 13 kills and an ace while U of L (11-7, 7-0) hit .330 and had 43 digs, led by Maya McClendon’s 14. Janelle Jenkins added nine kills and senior Randi Ewing hit .556 with six kills and a block. The Cards stay undefeated in AAC conference play. The Cards go on a 4 game road trip starting with matches this week at MTSU on Tuesday, at Rutgers on Thursday before a showdown in Storrs on Sunday.
The Cards dropped the first set Sunday vs Temple then never looked back as they defeated the Owls 3-1 at the YUM! Center Sunday afternoon. McClendon led the way for Louisville with 15 kills and 11 digs as the Cards moved to 2-0 in the American Conference and bringing them to 6-6 overall following a four game winning streak. Freshman Janelle Jenkins had nine kills and 10 blocks and Libero Caitlin Welch had a match-high 20 digs. Emily Juhl joined McClendon in double figure kills with 12 adding two blocks with senior Randi Ewing notching a season-high, career-high 10 blocks. The Cards play their first AAC road game Friday @ SMU followed by Houston on Sunday. Coach Anne Kordes had these words about the road trip. “Those Texas schools are really good and we will have to play well and adjust quickly because we have a target on our backs since we were picked to win the league. We have to cut back on our unforced errors,”