Olympic sports notes: Volleyball ranked

A look at a few notes and updates from non-basketball and football sports at the University of Louisville. It was a busy weekend for the Cardinals.


Second-year coach Anne Kordes has the University of Louisville volleyball team on a six-match winning streak and ranked No. 12 in the country.

The Cardinals beat No. 14 Purdue 3-0 and No. 23 Illinois 3-2 over the weekend in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge in Cincinnati.

Lola Arslanbekova was named Big East Player of the Week for the second time this season after 22 kills and 21 digs in the win against Illinois. She also had 20 kills in the Purdue victory.

U of L's lone loss was to No. 4 Penn State.

The Cardinals will host the Louisville Tournament this weekend in the KFC Yum! Center. U of L plays Middle Tennessee State on Friday at 7:30 p.m. before meeting UNLV and Miami (Fla.) on Saturday.


Three different players scored as the Louisville men's soccer team rebounded from a loss to Saint Louis with a 3-0 win over Army on Saturday at Cardinal Park.

Buck Tufty, Greg Cochrane and Dylan Mares all scored goals for the Cardinals.

U of L outshot Army 13-3 and now moves to 2-2 on the season.

The Cardinals are in the middle of a five-game home streak and will now host Wake Forest on Tuesday at 7 and Kentucky on Friday night.


After losing for the first time this season on Friday night, the U of L women's soccer team rebounded with a 3-1 win over Toledo on Sunday.

Junior Angelika Uremovich netted two goals for the Cardinals in the final game of the Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Airport Classic at Cardinal Park.

The Cardinals are now 5-1 on the season. Samford beat Kentucky 3-1 in the other game on Sunday after UK beat U of L 2-0 on Friday.

Against Toledo, the Cardinals trailed 1-0 early in the second half but scored three goals in a 22-minute stretch to get the victory.

Uremovich now has six goals on the season. Chelsea Hunter scored the other goal for the Cardinals against Toledo on a penalty kick.

*The Cardinals will begin Big East conference play on Friday with a 4 p.m. game at Notre Dame. The match will be televised on ESPNU. U of L will than travel to Chicago and play at DePaul on Sunday.


U of L dropped a game to Indiana in overtime on Friday but then knocked off Ohio University 2-1 on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.

The Cardinals are now 4-2 on the season.

U of L coach Justine Sowry said her team is "continuing to grow and learn."

Freshman Elisa Garcia scored her first career goal against Ohio to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Paige Monsen added the game-winning goal.

Senior goalkeeper Erin Conrad notched nine saves.

*The Cardinals head back on the road next weekend, playing two games in East Lansing, Mich. U of L plays Central Michigan on Friday and will then meet either Michigan State or American on Sunday.

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