Weekly U of L Olympic Sports notebook

Cardinal Authority has a weekly look at some of the happenings surrounding the non-basketball and football sports at the University of Louisville. It was another solid weekend for the school's Olympic sports.

MEN'S SOCCER PULLS UPSET OF IRISH

The University of Louisville men's soccer team has now won four of its last five games after beating Ohio Sate 4-0 and then upsetting No. 4 Notre Dame 2-1.

Both games were played at Cardinal Park and the Cardinals are now 5-3.

Dylan Mares scored off a header in the first half before the Irish tied it in the second half. Andrew Farrell scored on a penalty kick in the 73rd minute of the game for the game-winning goal for the Cardinals.

Notre Dame outshot U of L 17-11 in the game.

U of L will now travel to play at Rutgers on Sunday in a match that will be televised at 1 p.m. on CBS College Sports.

FARRELL HONORED BY BIG EAST

Farrell, a junior midfielder from Atherton High School, was named Big East Conference Defender of the Week on Monday.

Farrell had an assist in a win over Ohio State and then also registered a key team save by heading the ball out of the goal in the second half.

He scored the goal against Notre Dame.

Farrell now has two goals and five points on the season.

FIELD HOCKEY WINS ONE AT HOME, ONE ON ROAD

The U of L field hockey team beat Georgetown 4-2 on Friday night at home and then went on the road to tag Kent State with a 6-1 loss on Sunday.

In the win over Georgetown, the Cardinals were playing in their first Big East Conference contest. The Cardinals trailed 2-0 in that game before scoring the final four goals. Four players scored a goal in the game.

In the win over Kent State, senior Amber Thomas and freshman Elisa Garcia scored two goals apiece.

U of L is now 7-3 on the season. The Cardinals will play at Syracuse on Saturday and play at No. 21 Albany on Sunday.

WOMEN'S SOCCER GETS A WIN AND TIE

The women's soccer team rallied after a 1-1 tie on Friday against Syracuse in a Big East contest to down St. John's 6-0 on Sunday.

The Cardinals are now 7-2-1 and 2-1-1 in the Big East.

The six goals was the highest goal total since a 7-0 win over Evansville in 2004. Charlyn Corral scored a pair of goals for the Cardinals.

"It's exactly the response we needed after the performance we had on Friday, so I'm happy," coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes said. "We focused on having more energy and more enthusiasm. We focused on the demands of each of our players' positional roles and at the end of the day, I think that's why we got the outcome we did."

U of L will play at Marquette on Friday and at South Florida on Sunday.

VOLLEYBALL SUFFERES UPSET LOSS

The volleyball team swept DePaul to win a 10th straight match but then dropped a 3-2 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday.

The Cardinals won the first two sets and had match point in the fourth before falling 15-3 in the final set for their first league loss of the season.

Caitlin Welch had a career-high 35 digs in the game.


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