The Louisville field hockey team is off to its best start since 1977 with victories against Central Michigan and Michigan State.
On Friday, the Cards visited Mount Pleasant, Mich., to take on Central Michigan. Freshman Minout Mink pulled off a hat trick to lead the Cards. They had five other players score a goal. U of L had two goalkeepers see playing time- sophomore Ayeisha McFerran and redshirt-junior Elina Pereira.
Sunday afternoon Louisville visited East Lansing, Mich., and had an exciting game. After a scoreless game at the end of regulation, the teams went into a sudden death overtime. Senior Erin McCrudden scored in the third minute of overtime to lift the Cards over the Spartans. U of L outshot the Spartans 19-6, but both teams had strong goalkeepers ready to stop every shot.
The wins expand the winning streak to six games and the team's best start since 1977, when the team won the field hockey championship with a 11-3 record.
Louisville has a short break before returning to Trager Stadium on Friday, September 16, when the Cards host Duke in a big ACC match-up.