Sept. 18, 2011
WASHINGTON D.C. - Sophomore Elizabeth Vance's goal proved to be the only offense the University of Louisville field hockey team would need as it posted its fourth straight shutout in a 1-0 win over host No. 17 American University. The Cardinals (6-2) will return to Trager Stadium where they will play host to a pair of top 10 opponents when No. 5 Syracuse visits for a BIG EAST Conference game on Friday, Sept. 23 and No. 10 New Hampshire comes to town on Sunday, Sept. 25.
"What a great result today and a successful weekend for Louisville field hockey," said head coach Justine Sowry. "We played hard and tough for the full 70 minutes of the game. We had some nice passages of play in the first half and battled through the second half. Our defense was outstanding today, absorbing a lot of pressure and not faltering at all. I am very proud of the team."
Vance's fourth goal of the season came with under three minutes left in the first half in which the Eagles held a 5-4 edge in shots and a 3-1 advantage in corners.
American increased its attack in the second half, outshooting Louisville 9-3, but Cardinal goalkeeper junior Erin Conrad came up big with four saves in the half and ended the game with six stops in her fourth consecutive shutout.
In the game, the Eagles outshot the Cards 14-7 and had a 6-3 edge in corners.