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Win Over Toledo

Men’s Tennis improves to 5-1 with double-header victory

The University of Louisville’s Men’s Tennis team ends the month of January competition with a 5-1 record. Their lone loss coming to the nations number five program Ohio State.

This past Thursday the Cards spent their day in the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in a double-header dual with visitors Toledo and Tennessee Tech. The Cards defeated both schools 6-1, 6-1. It was their first competition since suffering their first loss of the season at OSU.

Despite the loss at Ohio State the Cardinals were given an opportunity to gauge themselves against one of the nation’s top teams.

“I think at Ohio State we learned about ourselves. They were still better than us, but the difference isn’t as big as what the rankings, us at 47 and them at five, suggest,” junior Sebastion Stiefelmeyer said.  

In the 1 PM match against Toledo, the Cards dropped the first point of the day losing two out of three doubles matches. They righted the ship in singles winning outright, 6-0.

“I think they felt like this would be an easy day, but I told them that these were two very good teams in Toledo and Tennessee Tech,” Men’s Tennis Head Coach Rex Ecarma said. “Once you are in a dual match season you don’t take anyone for granted. I feel like this team took Toledo way too lightly. Sometimes you make a mistake like that and it’s a quick loss, not a 6-1 win.”

The Cardinals then played host to Tennessee Tech at 6 pm. They won two out of three in doubles to earn the first point of the match, then went 5-1 in singles play to finish off the Golden Eagles.

“In singles we are very deep especially compared to last year. The singles are performing exactly at the point where we want to be, of course, everybody still has room for improvement,” Stiefelmeyer said. “But the season is going to be long so if we continue to improve from this point it’s going to be a great season.”

Stiefelmeyer is the one seed singles player and is in the one seed doubles team, with fellow junior Albert Wagner. They were one of the two doubles teams to fall to Toledo in the first match.

“Doubles, unfortunately we are not where we want to be. Losing too many doubles points, there is too much insecurity,” Stiefelmeyer said. “So there is definitely room for improvement.”

The Cards compete next Wednesday, 2:30 pm at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

 

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Louisville men’s basketball routs Kentucky Wesleyan

By Annie Moore

The preseason ranked number three Louisville men’s basketball team looked strong in its first exhibition game

against Kentucky Wesleyan College. The Cardinals defeated the Panthers 115-67 on Tuesday night.

Five Cardinals had double-digit points, led by sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell with 20. Also in double-
digits were Russ Smith, junior guard Chris Jones and freshmen Terry Rozier and Anton Gill.

Harrell went nine-for-ten from the floor and had seven rebounds with three steals as the defending national

champions routed the eight-time division II national champions.

The big story of the night was the new NCAA no hand-touch rule. As Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said, “it

can be a dream on offense, but a nightmare on defense.”

The new rule proved to slow down the pace of the game, and slow down the Panthers. Kentucky Wesleyan

racked up 41 personal fouls in the game, Louisville was in the bonus less than three minutes into the first half.

But the Cardinals seemed to keep fouling under control, an objective Pitino and the coaching staff have been

working on throughout the summer.

“We knew it was going to happen and our starters did a very good job of not only taking advantage of the new

way they’re going to referee, but defensively not fouling,” Pitino said. “We really drilled it home in the last three

weeks how the game was going to be called, and we were ready.”

Freshman Ken-Jah Bosley led the scoring for the Panthers going 7-of-14 for 21 points while Devin Langford led

the team in boards, pulling down eight.

The Cardinals second exhibition game is set for Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Yum! Center against the University of

Pikeville.

Photo by Austin Lassell

Louisville sports brief

By Dalton Ray

Women’s Golf

The Louisville women’s golf team shot a 286 in the final round of the Alamo Invitational on at the Briggs Ranch

Golf Course.

The Cardinals finished ninth with a score of 872. Oklahoma won the tournament with a score of 840.

Junior Emily Haas led the Cardinals in the final round, finishing tied at 17th. Haas shot a 71 in the final round to

finish with a score of 214. Laura Restrepo shot a 72 in the final round. Restrepo finished tied at 22nd with a score

of 216.

Freshman Louise Oxner finished tied at 38th with a score of 220. Oxner also shot a 71 in the final round. Junior

Katie Petrino shot a 72 in the final round. Petrino finished tied at 50th with a score of 223.

The tournament concludes the fall season for the team. They will begin spring play on February 17 at the

Central Division Invitational in Highland Park, Illinois.

Field Hockey

Junior Alyssa Voelmle had two goals and an assist to lead the #14 University of Louisville field hockey team to a

6-0 win over Kent State in the their last game of the regular season. UofL wraps up the season with a 15-4 overall

record and a perfect 10-0 mark at Trager Stadium.

The 15-4 record is the most victories since 2001, when they won a program-best 16 games.The Cards will be

making their ninth straight BIG EAST Championship appearance. Louisville has reached the semifinals every

season since joining the league in 2005.

Voelmle, Victoria Stratton, Becca Maddock, Elisa Garica, and Jennifer Pels all scored goals in the 6-0 rout of the

8-10 Golden Flashes.

Seniors Michelle Amon, Kelsey Rosenmeier, and Erin Schneidtmiller were all honored in their final game at

Trager Stadium. As a class, they have posted 49 wins, 13 wins over ranked opponents along with spenting 27

weeks of their playing careers ranked in the national polls. This class has also earned the National Field Hockey

Coaches’ Association Academic team award in each of their seasons here.

Men’s Golf

The University of Louisville men’s golf team posted a third-place finish at the 2013 Pinetree Intercollegiate on

the par-72, 7,108-yard Pinetree Country Club. The Cardinals had a round of 19-over 295 to finish 11 shots off

the pace with a three-round score of 20-over 884. Tournament-host Kennesaw State won the event for a second-
consecutive year with a score of 872, +8.

Robert Geibel, 74-72-74=220, and Antonie LeSaux, 75-72-73=220, each shot a three-round score of 220 to tie

for 10th overall. J.D. Lehman tied for 15th overall by shooting 76-73-73=222, while Max Walz shot 74-74-75=223.

Robin Sciot-Siegrist rounded out the top five by finishing 37th after carding 76-72-80=228. The Cardinals play

again November 4-6 at the Warrior Wave Invitational.

Men’s Soccer

The number 11 Cardinals men’s soccer team clinched the regular season championship Sunday. Needing

just a win or a tie to clinch outright possession of the Cardinal’s first and last season in the American Athletic

Conference, the Cardinals managed to hold off USF for a scoreless draw. It’s the Cardinals’ third conference

championship in the past five years spanning back to the Big East Conference.

Senior goalkeeper Mike Mauro matched a career-high five saves in his first start of the season. The shutout was

the Cardinals eighth shutout of the season.

The Cardinals will host the winner of the Rutgers vs. Cincinnati first round match up in the AAC

Championship. The Cardinals will play the winner in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Photo by Austin Lassell

Cardinal men’s soccer wins final road game of season

By Annie Moore

The number sixth ranked University of Louisville Men’s soccer team saw the end of its unbeaten streak, but also

a conference win in their final road games of the season last week.

Louisville first traveled to the University of Cincinnati, where they had their nine-game unbeaten streak ended

when the Bearcats won the Ohio River rivalry 2-0.

Following the loss the American Athletic Conference-leading Cardinals fell to 4-1-1 in conference play and 9-3-

2 on the season.

Cincinnati sophomore and Louisville native John Manga opened scoring in the 12th minute of the match when

he took a pass up the middle that found the back of the net past Cardinal GK Joachim Ball.

Just 12 minutes later, the Bearcats extended their lead when Will Diebold placed a shot inside the far left post to

put UC up 2-0, where the score would stay for the remainder of the match.

Ball recorded six saves in the loss, and Cincinnati GK Alex Gill had three saves in the Bearcats third shutout of

the season.

The Cardinals next traveled to Memphis for their final road match of the season.

A late goal from junior Nolan Moore with just three minutes left in regulation lifted the Cards over the Tigers.

The 2-1 victory was Louisville’s fifth road win of the season and puts their overall record at 10-3-2, 5-1-1 in

American Athletic Conference play— in sole possession of first place in the conference.

The victory on Saturday night also marked the seventh straight season Louisville has won 10 or more matches —

the longest such streak in school history. It was also head coach Ken Lolla’s 98th career victory in his eight years as

U of L’s coach.

Louisville hosts University of Saint Louis Thursday night. On November 3 the Cards play their last conference

game of the season against the University of South Florida. In the final match of the season U of L controls their

own destiny for the AAC regular season championship.

Photo by Austin Lassell

Final red-white scrimmage

By Michelle Lewis

The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Team played their third and final public

Red-White scrimmage on November 19. The afternoon started with Pitino joking that there is

some animosity in the locker room because Luke Hancock beat Russ Smith out for homecoming

king on Friday night but that Smith can be “King of the Yum!.” Pitino also joked that Hancock is

excused from practice through the end of October since he is the homecoming king.

Not long after Pitino named Smith king of the arena Smith showed the fans in attendance

why. He led the White squad to a 71-52 victory over the Red behind a 21-point and five assist

performance. White squad teammates Montrezl Harrell and Mangok Mathiang added a combined

28 points and 18 rebounds while eliciting huge reactions from the crowd after spectacular dunks

from each.

The Red squad was lead by Tim Henderson’s 17 points including five made three point

shots. Terry Rozier added 13 points and nine rebounds while Wayne Blackshear added 10 points,

eight rebounds in the losing effort. Stephan Van Treese finished with a double-double scoring 10

points while dishing out 11 assists.

Henderson seemed to be the biggest surprise of the day to most fans with many

attributing his outstanding performance to increased confidence on the court. Henderson had

come up huge for the Cardinals in last season’s Final Four game against Wichita State when he

nailed back to back three point shots to cut the Shocker’s lead to six, shifting the momentum

in the Cards’ direction and sparking a comeback that sent Louisville to the championship game

where they beat Michigan to win the school’s first national title since 1986.

The Cards will be back in action October 29 when they host Kentucky Wesleyan in an

exhibition game at the KFC Yum! Center before playing their final exhibition against Pikeville

on November 6.

 

Men’s soccer defeats Rutgers

By Dalton Ray

The number 11 ranked Cardinals were set to take on the third place Rutgers Scarlet Knights in an American

Athletic Conference game on Sat. 12. Entering the game junior goal keeper Joachim Ball was seventh in the nation

in goals against average at 0.49 and freshman Andrew Brody is fifth in the nation with six assists.

The first 20 minutes were dominated by Louisville’s offensive possession and stifling defensive play. Stopping

the Knights’ multiple attacks and allowing only one shot on goal in the first half. First blood was drawn by junior

midfielder Santiago Velez with curving a shot right outside the box that landed just out of the goalkeeper’s reach in

the 23rd minute.

After trading stalled offensive attacks for 20 minutes Rutgers was given a free kick in the 42nd minute. The cross

was headed in just sneaking past goal keeper Joachim Ball. Not to be out done by the Knights the Cards quickly

cashed in on a cross by way a free kick from Daniel Keller on the assist by Richardo Velazco.

The first half goal was the first goal the Cards had allowed since Sept. 15, ending a five game shut out streak.

Entering the game Louisville was ranked fifth in the nation in goals against with an average of 0.49, the Cardinals

would prove true to this statistic in the second half.

Allowing only two shots on goal and one corner kick in the second half the defense proved to be too much for

the visiting Knights. Andrew Brody officially closed the door in the second half with his goal as Ken Lolla’s team

cruised to a 3-1 victory.

With this win the Cards improve their record to 8-2-1. Next on the slate for the Cardinals is a road match

in Bloomington, IN against the defending national champions Indiana University. Last year’s game ended as a

draw on a controversial over-time red card that took away what would have been the game winning goal for the

Cardinals. The match will take place on Tues. 15 at 7 P.M.

The Hooisers are coming off a very tough loss against Big Ten conference foe Wisconsin in which they fell 4-3.

The Hooisers are now 4-7-1 and are looking for a big win to prevent a losing streak when top ten ranked Louisville

comes to town.

Cardinal Soccer Recap

By Annie Moore

 

The Louisville Cardinal men’s soccer team is on a red-hot streak, winning five

of its last six matches, and tying the sixth. It hasn’t lost a match since September

13, bringing the overall record to 7-2-1 on the season. Louisville soccer is also

undefeated in conference play, with a record of 3-0-0.

Coming off back-to-back wins against CSU Bakersfield and University of Central

Florida, the Cards returned to Cardinal Park to take on Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville. Junior midfielder Nolan Moore scored his first-career goal to lift

the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory, extending its winning streak to three games, two of

which were shutouts.

The match was scoreless through the first half, with Moore’s goal coming in the

64th minute. The Cardinal defense also had a strong showing, limiting SIUE to

only eight shots all match. Junior GK Joachim Ball played all 90 minutes, but

recorded zero saves as the defense held SIUE without a shot on goal all match.

Louisville rode its hot streak into a match with conference opponent the Temple

Owls. The Cards extended its winning streak to four matches with a 3-0 victory

over the Owls in Cardinal Park.

Senior Ade Akinsanya opened scoring with a shot in the 26th minute to put the

Cards up 1-0. Sophomore Ricardo Velazco extended the Cardinal lead to 2-0 when

he found the back of the net in the 60th minute. Freshman Andrew Brody recorded

his first goal as a Cardinal to put the final score at 3-0 in the 70th minute.

The Cardinals were on a roll as it traveled to Columbus, OH for a match against

the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The team tied a school record with its fourth

straight shutout as it was able to keep the Buckeyes at bay for a 0-0 tie after two

overtimes. Playing its first overtime match of the season, the Cards advanced to 6-

2-1, remaining without a loss in its previous five matches.

Looking to extend its shutout and unbeaten streaks, the Cards next traveled to

Dallas, TX to take on the Southern Methodist University Mustangs. Louisville

defeated SMU 2-0 to set a school record for consecutive shutouts with five.

Ricardo Velazco became the first Cardinal this season to score multiple goals

in a match as he was responsible for both of Louisville’s goals. Velazco opened

scoring in the 46th minute with a shot from the left side of the 18-yard box that

hit off the post and past SMU GK Jaime Ibarra. Velazco found the back of the net

again, just four minutes later with a shot from 15 yards out in the 50th minute.

Photo By Austin Lassell

Second Red-White basketball scrimmage

By Sam Draut

 

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team held their second intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday at the

KFC YUM! Center. The Red team defeated the White team 70-65.

The Red team was led by guards Chris Jones and Terry Rozier. Jones finished with a game-high 24 points on 8-

of-15 shooting, he also added seven rebounds and four assists. Rozier scored 14 points to go with eight rebounds

and five assists.

U of L head coach Rick Pitino was impressed by the newcomers rebounding ability.

“For Chris being 5’9” and Terry being 6’1” you get 15 rebounds from the one and two spot, which is terrific, the

guards didn’t rebound on the White team,” Pitino said.

Despite having Chane Behanan and Montrezl Harrell, the White team was outrebounded 42 to 24.

Russ Smith led the White team with 22 points and eight assists, but also committed nine turnovers.

“He didn’t play well today,” Pitino said. “Russ didn’t get a break. He was trying to take on everyone by himself.”

Harrell finished with 14 points and six rebounds while Behanan added 13 points and nine rebounds.

“It was much better defense this week than last week, and hopefully we will combine to see better things next

scrimmage,” Pitino said.

The Cardinals final intra-squad scrimmage is at 1 P.M. on Sat. Oct. 19 at the KFC YUM! Center.

Louisville sports recap

By Dalton Ray

Men’s golf wins Cardinal Intercollegiate

 

Simpsonville Kentucky at the Cardinal Club would be the site for the 2013 Cardinal Intercollegiate, a tournament which the Cards won last year. Competing with the host Cardinals would be Mercer, Austin Peavy, Furman, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky among others.

After the first two rounds the Cardinals sat in first place topping second and third place Austin Peavy and

Mercer. Thanks to junior Antonie Le Saux, sophomore Max Walz and freshman Robert Geidel, the Cards had a seven shot lead after day one.

Le Saux, who finished third, and Geidel, would continue their impressive performance as they would help lead the Cardinals to their second straight, and fourth overall Cardinal Intercollegiate tournament victory. Despite losing 10 strokes from day one to day two the Cardinals would hold on to their first tournament win of the fall.

 

Women’s golf in Mercedes Benz Collegiate

 

After winning the Cardinal Cup in mid September, the Lady Cardinals’s golf team set their eyes on their next tournament. After the first day in the Mercedes Benz Collegiate in Knoxville, the Lady Cards placed in an impressive third place. Junior Katie Petrino led the way by placing third after day one.

After a rain delay suspended round two, the tournament was shortened to 36 holes. The Lady Cardinals were in thrid place heading into the final round of the the Mercedes Benz Collegiate but dropped after the day was completed. They shot a 302 in the final round and finished sixth with a score of 585. Arkansas would go on the win the tournament and sophomore Laura Restrepo would finish eighth in the individual honors, her third straight top ten finish.

 

Men’s soccer defeats Temple 3-0

The  number 18 Louisville Cardinals stepped onto the pitch against the Temple Owls this past weekend with a three game streak and a home crowd behind them. Freshman Andrew Brody had his fifth assist and first goal of the season in the 3-0 dismantling of the Owls. Also scoring with Brody was senior midfielder Ade Akinsanya, and sophomore forward Richardo Velzaco.

Along with the three goals scored, goalkeeper Joachim Ball racked up his fourth shut out of in the season in a game in which head coach Ken Lolla said was their most complete of the season. The Cardinals are now 6-2 and 2-0 in conference play while the Owls drop to 6-3 and 0-1 in conference.

On the slate this week for the Cards is a road trip to Columbus to face off against Ohio State.

 

Women’s soccer opens AAC play

 

Friday night marked the first and last American Athletic Conference season opener for the Lady Cardinals. After a double overtime lost to Marquette that stopped their three game winning streak the women’s soccer team faced off against Memphis in a game that would end in similar fashion.

Junior midfielder Erin Yenney, and junior forward Casey Whitfield, scored goals in the 31st and 70th minutes. With no separation between the teams after 90 minutes overtime was needed to decide a winner. Whitfield swiftly sent a cross to senior forward Christine Exeter on ther first offensive possession of overtime in the 92nd minute, that would prove to be the final difference.

The Lady Cards improve to 5-3-1 on the year and will host the Rutgers on Sunday night then it’s off to Dallas, Texas to play SMU.

 

Men’s Basketball scrimmage October 5

The University of Louisville’s first men’s basketball scrimmage is on Oct. 5 in the KFC Yum Center and will tip off at 4 p.m. UofL will stage three Red-White intrasquad scrimmages in the KFC Yum Center on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $10 for lower side and corner arena seats, and $5 for end zone and upper arena seats, are on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near gate two of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The defending national champs have some big shoes to fill as they must replace former senior, Peyton Siva and first round NBA draft pick Gorgui Dieng. A transfer and junior, Chris Jones expects to step into the vacant point guard role while Dieng’s position might be replaced by comity.

“The offseason has been pretty good, we have been working together as a team, conditioning and lifting weights, just trying to build that team chemistry that we had last year. I’m excited for opening scrimmage on the fifth and I’m ready to get after it,” sophomore power forward Montrezl Harrel said.