Oct. 21, 2009
The 14th ranked University of Louisville field hockey team will close out the home season on Thursday, Oct. 22 when the Cards play host to Pacific at Trager Stadium. The game is a `Think Pink' game inconjuction with Breast Cancer Awareness month and the first 100 fans will receive pink bracelets.
The Cardinals (8-7) are led offensively by sophomore Hayley Turner who has 28 points (9G 10A). Junior Nicole Youman follows with 26 points (7G, 12A). Senior goalkeeper Heather Bustanoby (8-7) carries a 1.77 goals against average.
U of L is coming off of a weekend in which they defeated BIG EAST Conference foe Providence 3-2 to move into third place in league play on Friday and then suffered a tough 2-1 loss to then-fifth ranked Wake Forest on Sunday.
Following Thursday's game, Louisville will go on the road to face Iowa on Sunday, Oct. 25.
#14 Louisville (8-7, 3-2 BIG EAST) vs. Pacific (3-8, 2-3 NorPac)
Oct. 22 at Trager Stadium, 3 p.m.
Series Record:Tied 2-2
Last Meeting:Sept. 8, 2005 - UL won 4-1 at Trager Stadium
Scouting the Tigers: Pacific enters the week with a 3-8 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the NorPac conference. The Tigers are led by Kiddy Leubane's nine points (4G, 1A), Kim Keyawa and Lisa Muhl each have four goals in a tie for second. Goalkeeper Ashlee Schlesier has a 3.29 goals against average.
Trager Stadium is the first stop for the Tigers before they head to Bloomington, Ind. to face IU and Penn State on Saturday and Sunday
All but one of Louisville's seven losses have been at the hands of teams in the top 20, including: No. 6 Wake Forest, No. 8 Michigan State, No. 7 Connecticut, No. 6 Syracuse and No. 15 Duke and No. 19 Ohio State
The Cards have only been shutout once this season, in their first game, a 3-0 setback to then-10th ranked Duke
Eleven players have contributed to Louisville's 51 goals on the season, 10 of those players have accounted for multiple goals.
Louisville will travel to Iowa for another non-conference matchup on Oct. Sunday, Oct. 25. That game will feature a rematch of last year's NCAA regional in which the Hawkeyes edged the Cards 1-0 at Michigan State.