Julie Anne Smith
Oct. 13, 2009
The 14th ranked University of Louisville field hockey team will take a break from BIG EAST Conference play when it travels to No. 19 Ohio State Wednesday.
The Cardinals bring a 7-5 record into the midweek game while coming off of a 6-2 win over league opponent Villanova. Junior Nicole Youman and sophomore Hayley Turner lead the Cards offensively with 23 points each. Turner has registered seven goals and nine assists, while Youman has dished out 11 feeds and six goals.
U of L will return to BIG EAST Conference play when they host Providence on Friday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. That game will be televised by WHAS11 and aired in a delayed broadcast with Sean Moth and Suzanne (Irwin) Bush carrying announcing duties.
Also during Friday's Providence game, Team Cardinal will participating in a food drive to help area families during Thanksgiving. Fans who bring canned goods with them to the game will be entered in a raffle for a field hockey gift basket to be given away at halftime.
Louisville will close the weekend with a game against No. 4 Wake Forest on Sunday at1 p.m. The Cards will celebrate senior day by honoring goalkeeper Heather Bustanoby and forwards Kayla May and Julie-Anne Smith. Fans are encouraged to wear white as the Cards attempt to set a regular season attendance record mark of over 700.
#14 Louisville (7-5, 2-2 BIG EAST) vs. #19 Ohio State (9-4)
Oct. 14 at Ohio State
Series Record:OSU leads 13-5
Last Meeting:9/10/08 - UL won 5-1 at Trager Stadium
Scouting the Buckeyes: No. 19 Ohio State (9-4) is on a two game winning streak and has won eight of its last nine games. The Buckeyes are led offensively by Berta Queralt's 33 points (11G, 11A). Jena Cacciatore follows with 24 points (10G, 4A). Goalkeeper Lindsay Quintiliani carries a 1.03 goals-against average with five shutouts on the season.
Notes: While the Cardinals have won the past two matchups, the previous six were split down the middle wiht five of the six games being decided in overtime.