Roundup: U of L fall sports preview

It's been a solid fall so far for the University of Louisville Olympic Sports. The Cardinals will continue this weekend with a packed slate.

Following the football team's battle with Rutgers last night is another busy weekend of fall sports at the University of Louisville.

Having won seven of their last eight games, the women's soccer team will try to take advantage of a two-game home-stand. The team will host South Florida (7-2-3) on Friday night before returning to Cardinal Park on Sunday afternoon to battle No. 12-ranked Central Florida (10-2-1). The meeting with UCF will be the team's final home game of the year, before which they will honor the squad's eight seniors.

The Louisville men's soccer team (7-2-1), will have one game this weekend- a home match against Rutgers (5-5-1) on Saturday night. The team has won five of their last six, the only blemish being a 0-0 double-overtime tie with Ohio State on Oct. 2.

Women's volleyball will host two matches this weekend in the KFC Yum! Center- South Florida (8-9) on Friday night and UCF (12-4) on Sunday afternoon. After a brutal slate of games led the Cards to a 2-6 record to open the season, the team has rebounded to win six in a row.

Hoping to keep a six-game win-streak alive, the No. 15 Louisville women's field hockey team will be on the road for two matches this weekend. The team will head to Storrs, Conn. to battle No. 2 UConn (10-1) on Friday and then travel to Rhode Island for a meeting with Brown (4-6) on Sunday.

Men's basketball will host their second red-white scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center. Last weekend's scrimmage drew a crowd of 8,280 fans eager to see the defending national champions.

Also in action this weekend will be Louisville swimming and diving and the men's tennis team. Swimming and diving will kick off their season against Xavier on Friday night in Ralph Wright Natatorium. Men's tennis will be on the road all weekend in Knoxville, Tenn., competing in the Ohio Valley Regional Championships.


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