SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- Yenney scores early...Soccer downs the Orange
- Volleyball takes two in Rice tournament
- Field Hockey hosts #1 UNC today
- CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO IS ON THE AIR!
Erin Yenney wasted no time in getting the Kickin' Cards on the board last night in Lynn Stadium and her early goal against visiting Syracuse proved to be all the Cards needed in winning their first ACC game of the season.
The Cards capitalized on a penalty corner and Victoria Martins pass to Yenney resulted in the only score of the game at the 2:03 mark of the first half. It was the first score of the season for the Troy, OH senior.
The Cardinal defense took care of business the rest of the way...allowing no Syracuse shots on goal in the first half and only three in the final 45 minutes. Louisville ended up with five shots on goal...Isabella "Bella" Habuda taking three of them.
Freshman Chatham DeProspo nearly made it 2-0 in the final half. Her long range attempt with 21 minutes left in the contest looked like it was going in the net but soared over the goal's top bar by less than an inch.
Enough cannot be said about the defensive effort from Louisville last night. The Cards have now held opponents scoreless in three halves of soccer...and moving DeProspo back to help defend as a mid back with Inger Katrine Bjerke, Hannah Konermann, Rachel Avant and Chinyelu Asher has created an unpenetrable line of defense that stymies opponents. How it will hold up against powerhouses Florida State, Miami and Duke remains to be seen...but Coach KFD has built the Great Wall right here in Lynn Stadium.
Goalie Paige Brown picked up her second shut out of the season...Louisville (4-4) gets back to the .500 mark and now prepares for a three game road swing that will take them to Florida State Thursday night, Miami (FL) Sunday afternoon and to Duke on Oct 4th.
BE SURE TO LISTEN TO CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO TODAY FOR POST GAME, EXCLUSIVE COMMENTS FROM COACH KAREN FERGUSON DAYES, ERIN YENNEY AND CHATHAM DEPROSPO.
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Louisville Wide Netters sweep in Rice Invitational
Rice was on the evening menu at the Rice Invitational for Louisville Volleyball and the Cards cleaned the plate...taking down the Owls in straight sets...25-19, 25-22, 25-19.
The Cards got 14 kills each from Maya McClendon and Janelle Jenkins and strong middle play from Tess Clark, Tara Gowan and Maggie DeJong to take the match.
Early in the day, Louisville romped Stephen F. Austin in straight sets 25-17, 25-19, 25-22. McClendon had 13 kills in the matinee and the Cards got strong support from Clark, Jenkins and Laura Blab.
Louisville (7-4) has won four out of their last five and will finish off this morning against Texas Southern @ 11:30.
Be sur to tune in to CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO this morning at 11 AM to hear Jeff McAdams comments and analysis on Anne Kordes' crew.
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FIELD HOCKEY STICKS CHALLENGE #1 TODAY
The #1 ranked UNC Lady Heels invade Trager Stadium today at 1 p.m. to take on Justin Sowry's flock in ACC Field Hockey action.
It's Kids Day at Trager and the team will be holding free clinics for the young, aspring stick swingers beginning at 10 AM. There will also be refreshments, free sunglasses to the first 100 fans and....a Bouncy Castle!
(You're never too old to go in the Bouncy Castle....)
The Cards could rock the ACC and National Field Hockey world with a win today. Louisville is 5-1 on the season...and ranked 14th. in the latest Field Hockey polls. UNC has been very impressive with a 5-0 record and allowing just 4 goals all season...while scoring 20 against five top-25 opponents.
Plenty of time to take this one in before Louisville Football on TV at 3:30. Please support Louisville Field Hockey. And join Jeff and I in the Bouncy Castle.
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CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO returns to the ethernet after a week off. We have a busy hour ahead of us....discussing women's soccer, volleyball, field hockey, softball and exclusive interviews with Justine Sowry, Karen Ferguson Dayes, Erin Yenney and Chatham DeProspo.
You should tune in. Link below
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