By Dalton Ray–
Kaylin Morissettee led the no. 14 ranked lacrosse team to a 14-3 victory over Denver. Cardinals remain undefeated.
Morissettee and Hannah Koloski both had hat tricks with Jilian Balog and Julia Wood scoring two each. Goalie Brittany Read had eight saves bringing her total to 24 on the year.
After the match head coach Kellie Young enjoyed the way her team performed after a slow start.
“We got a little too nonchalant early in the game with a team that’s super feisty,” Young said. “We called a timeout and reminded them what the game plan was. After they got back to it, the goals started to come after that.”
The Pioneers took an early 2-1 lead with just a little more than eight minutes into the game. Over the next 51 minutes U of L outscored Denver 13-1 and outshot the visitors 26-14.
For the second time this year the team had at least six different players scorer. Young loves watching her team staying balanced with scoring.
“It’s great because it’s not just K(aylin Morissettee) or Hannah setting up other people,” Young said. “It people stealing balls and reading plays with other players stepping up into doing different things. It bolds well for us in the future to have multiple scorers.”
Louisville has outscored opponents 36-14 with nine different players scoring. They’ve won 43 out of the 56 draw controls and have outshot teams 85-56. While Young is always looking for ways to improve her team, she is pleased so far this year.
“Over the past few years, our years have been a little hesitant but this year we’re playing really close to the scout,” Young said. “I’m very proud of that and our attack is great. Having multiple scorers is huge. It’s easy to shut a team down when they only have one or two but the fact that we have different people who are confident and can step up is awesome.”
Louisville travels to Vanderbilt Feb. 23 for their next match up. They will host Boston College, the first ACC match of the season, at U of L Lacrosse Stadium Feb. 27. The game against BC will begin a stretch of three out of four conference games.
Photo by Dalton Ray / The Louisville Cardinal