--By Nick Stringer
--Photo by Jared Anderson
Looking to stay perfect, the Louisville Cardinals took on the Dayton Flyers, and won 5-2. Dayton had an 11-2 advantage over Louisville, with the Cards taking the past two.
Louisville quickly took advantage of Dayton and five starting freshmen. The Cards stole the ball and Taylor Kerwin scored an early goal 59 seconds into the game, assisted by Delaney Snyder.
Louisville scored a second goal a few minutes later. A Dayton defender, gave Maisie Whitsett a penalty kick at the 35:45 mark of the first half. Louisville scor
At 33:35, Snyder scored off an assist from Emina Ekic.
The second half opened with a new lineup for Louisville, with Karen Ferguson-Dayes resting the starters for a matchup with No. 9 Vanderbilt. Dayton’s Laney Huber took advantage and scored at the 40:39 mark (3-1).
Louisville dusted off their shoulder and scored another goal (4-1). Brooklyn Rivers entered the game and scored Louisville’s fourth goal at 50:31 into the game.
Dayton showed a captured one more goal. Alexis Goins scored a spectacular goal off an assist from Laney Huber less than 30 seconds later. The goal scored 50:56 into the game (4-2).
Louisville, answered with another goal off a corner kick from Emina Ekic to Sarah Hernandez, that fell into a perfect spot in the box behind the goalie’s head. It scored 60:12 minutes in. The 5-2 Louisville lead held and was the final score.
Louisville’s record improves to 6-0. On Sunday, they will face off against Vanderbilt at Lynn Stadium. The game is at 6pm. It will be on ACC Network Extra.
--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Roscelle Griffin
Like many weekends in the academic year, there is plenty of action for the Louisville Cardinals this week. Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, Softball, Football, and Field Hockey are all in action this week.
Here’s the roundup:
Volleyball (2-1) Fleur de Lis Tournament: Friday, September 6th, 10:30 am
Volleyball vs. Tennessee Tech: Friday, September 6th, 12:30 am
Volleyball vs. Western Kentucky: Friday, September 6th, 7:30 pm
Men’s Soccer (1-0-1) at Florida Atlantic: Friday, September 6th, 7:30 pm (Boca Raton, FL)
Softball (Scrimmage) vs. EKU: Saturday, September 7th, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Volleyball Fleur de Lis Tournament: Saturday, September 7th, 1:30 pm
Volleyball vs. Arizona State: Saturday, September 7th, 3:30 pm
Football vs. Eastern Kentucky: Saturday, September 7th, 7:00 pm
Field Hockey at Michigan State: Sunday, September 8th, 11:00 am (East Lansing, MI)
First Road Test for Men’s Soccer
Just a few days after dominating higher-ranked Kentucky at Lynn Stadium, John Michael Hayden and Co. look to take their first road trip of 2019. The reigning ACC Champs will take on Florida Atlantic, USF, and Syracuse, before heading back home for an ACC tilt against Virginia Tech on September 20th.
Volleyball moves up in the world
Louisville Volleyball moved up in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. They debuted at No. 25 in the preseason poll, and improved to 24th after going 2-1 in the season thus far. Their sole loss was against Florida on August 30th, while beating Texas A&M and Dayton.
Melanie McHenry leads the team with 31 kills. Claire Chaussee is not far behind, with 30. McHenry also has 35 points.
Softball’s Fall Schedule
Louisville Softball will play four fall opponents, starting this weekend. The first games are this Saturday, against the same opponent as football (Did they ride the same bus from Richmond?).
After a 35-23 overall and 12-12 record in ACC play in 2019, the Cardinals look to have a great team again this spring. They return 13 players and 7 starters from last season, including Seniors Caitlin Ferguson and Celene Funke. Both had great seasons, including a massive tear by Funke, who hit .324 with a .903 OPS last season.
From 1927 to 2013, the Louisville Cardinals and Eastern Kentucky Colonels have played 26 times, with Louisville recording an 18-7-1 record. The last time they played was September 7th, 2013. The Cardinals demolished EKU 44-7. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns.
The Cardinals will look to continue the domination against the leaders in the Ohio Valley Conference.