The University of Louisville field hockey team defeated Ohio University 4-0 in the semifinal game of the Mid-American Conference Friday at Ball State's Turf Field. U of L will appear in the finals of the MAC tournament for the second consecutive year. The top-seeded Cardinals will face No. 2 Kent State and Miami in the championship game Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Coach of the Year
University of Louisville field hockey coach Pam Bustin was named the 2004 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Cardinals to a share of the 2004 regular season championship.
Bustin, who also earned Coach of the Year honors in 2001, led the team to its best MAC record (8-2) since U of L joined the league in 1994. In her seven years as Louisville's coach, the Cards have won two MAC regular season titles and a tournament championship. After winning the MAC tournament championship in 2003, the Cardinals clinched the first NCAA tournament berth in school history.
Even More Field Hockey Honors
Senior Kimberly Hughes and sophomores Jessica Javelet and Lisa Wasser were named to the MAC first team while senior Suzanne Irwin, junior Rachel Overton and freshman Marie-Claire Heller earned second team honors.
Best of the Month
University of Louisville's Adrienne White was named Conference USA Women's Golfer of the Month for October.
The sophomore carded a personal best of 68 in the final round of the Beacon Woods Invitational to force a playoff for medallist honors. White defeated Georgia State's Lizbeth Meincke in a three-hole playoff, draining a downhill 30-footer for birdie. She also earned a Top 20 finish in the Lady Paladin Invitational. Her fall stroke average of 72.3 leads the team and ranks 30th nationally in NCAA Division I by Golfweek.
Red-White Part II
University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino will provide another look at the 2004-05 Cardinals when his team plays its second Red-White intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at Cardinal Arena.
Tickets for the event are $8 each and will go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at both U of L Ticket Offices, located near Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or on the third floor of the Swain Student Activities Center. There will be no telephone orders for this event.
U of L women's soccer senior goalkeeper Meredith Miller's eight saves were not enough as the top-seeded and tournament host Saint Louis Billikens used a first-half goal to earn a grueling 1-0 win over the fifth-seeded University of Louisville Cardinals in the semifinals of the Marriott Conference USA Tournament on Thursday night at Robert R. Hermann Stadium.
For the Cardinals (12-5-3), the loss ends a highly successful season, which included a new school record for wins and the program's first conference tournament victory since 1997.
Tickets for the final two University of Louisville home football games are going quickly. There are less than 3,000 tickets available for Wednesday night's Conference USA game against rival TCU.
The Cardinals have sold out the first three gome games this year, and fans are encouraged to purchase tickets to see the 14th-ranked Cardinals should act quickly
Fans looking to attend the final home game with Cincinnati on November 27 should note that there are less than 500 available.
Tickets, priced at $28 each, may be purchased by calling (502) 852-5151 or 852-5863. There also a select number of "Top Ten for 10" on sale now for the TCU contest. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster locations -- including all statewide Kroger stores -- and at U of L's campus ticket offices located near Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or on the third floor of the Student Activities Center, both open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.