Big weekend for U of L Olympic sports

The regular-season is winding down for many fall sports and the University of Louisville programs are having a ton of success. Here's a look at the weekend and some conference reports from those sports.

MEN'S SOCCER

The U of L men's soccer team clinched the Big East Red Division regular-season title with wins over South Florida and Villanova.

After beating the Bulls on the road, U of L got a goal from Andrew Farrell in the 36th minute off a penalty kick rebound to edge Villanova on Saturday night.

The No. 21 Cardinals have won five of the past six games. U of L will play the final regular-season home game against UC Irvine on Wednesday night at 7 before heading to play at Cincinnati on Saturday in the regular-season finale.

The Big East Tournament begins on Oct. 31.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

The Cardinals' women's soccer team ended the season with a win against Cincinnati, finishing 10-4-3 and third in the Big East National Division.

U of L (5-3-3 Big East) will head on the road for the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament next Saturday at 1 p.m. at South Florida (10-5-2, 6-2-2).

Louisville's Angelika Uremovich ranks among the top scorers in the league with 20 points, including nine goals.

The Cardinals and Bulls tied 1-1 on Sept. 30 in Tampa Fla.

VOLLEYBALL

The Cardinals went on the road to defeat Syracuse on Friday and Marquette on Sunday, making them one of three teams (with Marquette and Notre Dame) that have just one Big East Conference loss.

U of L has now eight conference games in a row and have a 20-3 record on the season. Emily Juhl had a season-high 13 kills against Marquette.

The Cardinals now have 25 seasons in school history with 20 or more victories, including 12 of the last 13 seasons.

U of L still has six regular-season games on the schedule, including a game next Sunday at Cincinnati on ESPNU.

FIELD HOCKEY

The Cardinals celebrated senior day in field hockey with a 3-1 win over Villanova on Saturday at Trager Stadium.

U of L is now 10-7 on the season and 2-3 in Big East Conference play and coach Justine Sowry said she is "proud of the senior group, they have been inspirational this season on so many different levels.

Junior Erin Schneidtmiller scored the first goal just 1:39 into the second half, but Villanova answered midway through the second half.

Sophomore Paige Monsen put U of L back in front just three minutes later, while sophomore Alyssa Voelmle scored the final goal.

Prior to the game, the senior class of Erin Conrad, Haley Jurich, Natasha Leickly and Amber Thomas were all honored by the school.

The final regular-season home game will be Monday at 4 p.m. against No. 21 Ohio State before the Cardinals go on the road for the finale at Providence on Saturday at noon.

Only the top four seeds in the Big East make the Nov. 2-4 Big East Tournament to be held in Louisville. The Cardinals are currently in fourth place, a half game ahead of Rutgers in the standings.


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