The week ahead in Louisville sports

By on August 24, 2015

By: Sam Draut

With the 2015 Fall Semester starting today, we will take a look at the week the ahead of us and look back on a few happenings over the weekend.

Men’s Soccer will host their season opener at 7:30 on Friday against William & Mary.  U of L traveled to Rochester, Michigan for their final exhibition game on Saturday against Oakland and left with a 0-0 draw.

Women’s Soccer hits the road for a match against Kent State on Friday at 4:30.  The Cardinals won their season opener against Wright State 2-1, but fell 2-1 to number 20 Washington on Sunday at Lynn Stadium.

Field Hockey defeated Iowa in a preseason scrimmage 4-0 on Saturday.   On Sunday, more than 30 former players made up an alumnae team for the final tune up of the preseason.  The Cardinals open the season at Traeger Stadium against Appalachian State on Friday at 6:30.

Volleyball hosted a Red and Black scrimmage on Saturday night and begins their season on Friday in Champaign, Illinois.  Competing in the Illinois Tournament, Louisville will face Illinois on Friday and then Creighton and Miami (OH) on Saturday.

Junior Outside Hitter and local duPont Manual product Maya McClendon blogged about her preparation for the season.

Football went through scrimmage on Saturday and head coach Bobby Petrino liked what the team accomplished, but has yet to name a starting quarterback.

Earlier in the preseason Petrino said he would like to name a starting quarterback two weeks before the season opener against Auburn, but the position is still up for grabs.

After Tyler Ferguson was granted his request for release from the Louisville program earlier last week, Will Gardner, Reggie Bonnafon, Kyle Bolin and Lamar Jackson continue to compete for the starting spot.

Men’s Basketball is back from Puerto Rico, Rick Pitino with his take on the trip.

What’s Next

Our first issue is released on Tuesday, so stay tuned for our 2015 Volleyball season preview, Jeff Walz and Mariya Moore’s gold medal trip with the U-19 U.S. team, a look at a local Louisville football commit and much more.


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