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Tennis: women defeat Cincinnati,men fall to UC

By Dalton Ray

The number 28 North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the University of Louisville men’s tennis team by a score of 4-1 Wednesday at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. The Cards had early momentum in the match but couldn’t close out and take advantage of the opportunities. They now have an overall record of 5-2.

UNC’s Brett Clark and Brayden Schnur would take an early doubles match with a score of 6-5. Albert Wagner and Chris Simich gave the Cardinals an early edge with a 6-3 win in the two spot. The Cards would take early leads in two matches but could not capitalize. Even with 4-3 and 3-1 leads in each match the Tar Heels would prevail 6-4 and 6-5.

U of L’s Michael Lippens took a win in singles 6-4, 6-0 against Johan Skattum. The Tar Heels would take a 2-1 lead with the next singles match. UNC’s Nelson Vick added to the lead with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Luiz Elizondo on court four. 17th ranked Ronnie Schneider edged U of L’s Wagner 6-5, 6-3.

Chris Simich won his first match 6-4 but fell 4-5 in the second. Alex Gornet lost 6-5 in the first match and was tied 2-2 in the second when the match was suspended. The Cardinals will be in Lincoln next Saturday facing Nebraska.

The University of Louisville women’s tennis team won five of six singles matches to beat visiting Evansville 6-1 Saturday afternoon. The Lady Cards are now 4-2 on the season.

In doubles, the pair of Cassie Pough and Olivia Boesing won 6-1 over Andjela Brguljan and Marina Moreno for the first win. Manuela Velasquez and Elle Stokes won 6-2 over Marketa Trousilova and Mina Milovic. The number two ranked doubles pair of Rebecca Shine and Julia Fellerhoff outlasted Natasha James and Kelsey Costales for a 6-3 win.

Shine won the first point in singles at beating James 6-2, 6-0. The next point came from Stokes winning 6-3, 6-2 over Brguljan. Freshman Olivia Boesing clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kesley Costales. U of L’s Becky Bodine created more space for the Cards with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Mina Milovic. Fellerhoff fought off Trousilova 6-4, 6-4 for the win and sealed the final Cardinal point.


Shall we cater to the victim or the accused?

By Sammie Hill —

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, victims of sexual assault have the option of reporting their claims to the police or to the student-run Honor Court. Last spring, UNC sophomore Landen Gambill took allegations of rape by her ex-boyfriend to the student-run Honor Court. Recently, she discovered that her actions following the alleged attack may result in her expulsion.

To be clear, the Honor Court found the man Gambill accused of sexual assault not guilty. Therefore, I can only refer to her allegations as just that — allegations. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and it is not my place to pass judgment about an event at which I was not present.

Despite the not-guilty verdict, Gambill chose to speak out about her alleged experiences and serve as a voice for victims of sexual assault. She never publicly named her alleged attacker.

Now, the UNC Honor Court is saying that she violated the Honor Code for reporting the rape and speaking out about sexual assault.

The court has asserted that by speaking out, Gambill is creating an intimidating environment for her ex-boyfriend, the man she accused of rape. I can understand where this claim is coming from, for although she never publicly named her alleged attacker, students around campus might be aware of who she has dated. Since it is public knowledge that the man she accused is her ex-boyfriend, anyone who knows who Gambill has dated could be able to deduce who she accused of sexual assault. This could easily make campus life uncomfortable for the exonerated man, perhaps creating an environment in which he is met with hateful looks, accusatory comments, etc. No one should be demonized for a crime he or she did not commit.

However, does this mean that no student is allowed to speak out against sexual assault if it may make the perpetrator uncomfortable?

Gambill herself stated, “The last thing I expected was not just to be revictimized and retraumatized by all of this but to be accused for speaking out solely on the basis that I was making this campus uncomfortable for rapists.”

Whose feelings take precedence in matters like these? Those of the victim of a crime or of the perpetrator? At this point, I think it’s important to reiterate the fact that the court found Gambill’s accused rapist not guilty. However, if this concept applies to all students, could anyone be threatened with an Honor Code violation — warranting consequences such as suspension or even expulsion — for speaking publicly about something that might make another student feel uncomfortable?

Gambill also stated that the Honor Court could charge students with a violation just by reporting an instance of sexual assault.

“When I met with Graduate and Professional Schools Student Attorney General Elizabeth Ireland about the charge filed against me, I asked her if by saying I was raped, if I could be found in violation of the Honor Code,” Gambill told UNC’s student newspaper. “She responded by saying, ‘That sounds like a loaded question, but yes.’”

If that’s true, then anyone who reports a sexual assault committed by another student could be in violation of the Honor Code. This means that, under certain circumstances, the Honor Code would work as a way to protect the guilty, silence the victims, and deter students from reporting their traumatic experiences.

Gambill remains “shocked, afraid, and upset” at the charge of violating the Honor Code, which she feels is retaliatory for a complaint she filed last month to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights against UNC. Gambill teamed with fellow student Andrea Pino, UNC alumnus Annie Clark, and former associate Dean of Students Melinda Manning to file this complaint that stated UNC handles sexual assault cases with negligence and insensitivity.

Pino and Clark are victims of campus sexual assault and believe that UNC mishandled their cases.

“When I was raped, I was met with an awful response,” Clark explained to the UNC student newspaper. “They blamed me for my experience.”

Manning, the former associate Dean of Students, revealed that she resigned from her job because she was instructed to underreport the number of sexual assaults that happened on campus.

Gambill believes that the complaint that contains the grievances of these women sparked the Honor Court’s desire to charge her with a violation.

Regardless of the reason for this Honor Code violation charge, students — men or women — should not be made to feel afraid to speak out in support of victims of violence due to the chance of being reprimanded by the university.

Most importantly, students should not feel they have to hide the fact that they have been assaulted for fear that it will break an Honor Code.

Every college campus should create an environment in which victims of assault of any sort can feel comfortable speaking out and telling the truth about what happened to them. And they should be met with courtesy and compassion, not controversy.

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Football team clings to victory against UNC, 39-34

The football team nearly held on to an early victory against UNC during Saturday’s home game. Louisville’s next test will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7PM in Miami, Florida. The Cardinals will take on Florida International.

By John Brady–

Last Saturday, the University of Louisville football team hosted the North Carolina Tarheels. Coming into the game, Coach Charlie Strong had mentioned the Tarheels as the team’s “biggest test” all season. However, the Cardinals pulled through to secure a 39-34 victory.

Sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 279 yards and three touchdowns. The touchdown passes were caught by freshman cornerback Charles Gaines, sophomore wide receiver Eli Rogers and senior fullback Nick Heuser. All three of those touchdowns came in the first half.

By Austin Lassell

At halftime, the Cards were leading 36-7. However, after halftime, the momentum went in favor of North Carolina. North Carolina’s junior quarterback Bryn Renner passed for 363 yards, throwing five touchdowns and one interception. Renner threw four touchdown passes in the second half.

On the opening possession of the second half, Louisville was stopped in Carolina territory. The Tarheels, led by quarterback Bryn Renner and freshman wide receiver Romar Morris, increased their intensity to attempt a comeback against the Cards. Renner threw a touchdown pass to make it 36-14 with a little over five minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.

With nine minutes to go, sophomore punter Ryan Johnson had his punt blocked and recovered by the Tarheels on the Louisville goal line.To start the 4th quarter, Louisville’s freshman place kicker John Wallace added a field goal to bring the score to 39-14. A little over a minute later, UNC earned a touchdown, making the score 39-21. At this point, the Cardinal offense was failing to add any points to the board, for the team focused on protecting their lead.

By Austin Lassell

One play later, Renner threw his 4th touchdown pass to cut Louisville’s lead to 39-28 with eight minutes to play. Louisville’s offense then went three and out and had to punt again, sending the Tarheels deep into their own territory. However, with 4:23 to play, Renner
On the ensuing kickoff, Louisville fumbled the football giving the Tarheels the ball deep in Louisville territory. The Tarheels drove all the way down to the four yard line when U of L sophomore cornerback Andrew Johnson blocked a pass from UNC. With only 1:44 left the Cards were able to run out the clock and stop a ferocious Carolina comeback to secure a 39-34 victory.found Romar Morris, who traveled up the middle of the field for a 50 yard score, making it a 39-34 game.

Louisville cornerback Andrew Johnson was frustrated with the defensive effort by Louisville in the second half.

“It’s always frustrating when you’re up by 27, it’s always frustrating,” Johnson said. “So we just have to come together tomorrow, and we have to work on it and get better.”

Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith was asked after the game if the team had become complacent after the big lead at halftime.

By Austin Lassell

The Cardinals remained strong during the second half scoring surge by North Carolina.

“I feel like we got real complacent at the end,” Smith responded. “I felt that, being a young team, we have to be mature enough to, when we have our foot on someone, to keep it on the pedal. We can’t let a game like this come back.”

Despite the second half surge by UNC, U of L head coach Charlie Strong appeared satisfied with the win.

“At the end of the day, we still won the football game,” Strong said. “We have a good team, and we just need to learn how to finish.”

The U of L football team is now 3-0 for the first time since 2006. The Cardinals will continue their season away from home next week at Florida International University. The game kicks off at 7p.m. in Miami, Florida.

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Photos: Austin Lassell/The Louisville Cardinal