Oct. 30, 2012
Louisville Game Notes
2012 BIG EAST Field Hockey Bracket
The 25th ranked University of Louisville field hockey team (12-7, 3-3) earned the No. 3 seed in the BIG EAST Championship and will take on fifth-ranked Connecticut (16-2, 5-1) Friday at 7:30 in the semifinals at Trager Stadium. Third-ranked Syracuse (16-1, 6-0 BIG EAST) and Providence (9-8, 3-3) will open the tournament at 5 p.m. Friday. The winners will meet in the championship game Sunday at 1 p.m.
The tournament's seeding was decided in the final weekend of play when the top two teams in the league met to decide the regular season title. Syracuse came away with a 3-2 win over Connecticut to clinch the No. 1 seed. Connecticut will be the tournament's No. 2 seed.
The third and fourth seeds were also being determined on the final day of the regular season. Louisville registered a 2-1 win over Providence to clinch a spot in the tournament. The Cardinals and the Friars each finished with a 3-3 mark in conference play, but Louisville received the No. 3 seed due to head-to-head competition. Providence, which had already clinched a spot in the semifinals, will be the No. 4 seed.
All games will be shown live online on BIGEAST.tv.
Click Here for BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship Central
BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship
November 2 & 4, 2012 Trager Stadium
Semifinal #1: 5:00 p.m. (#1 Syracuse vs. #4 Providence)
Semifinal #2: 7:30 p.m. (#2 UConn vs. #3 Louisville)
Final: 1:00 p.m.
Adult - $5
Senior/Youth - $3
College students - Free with a valid student ID
For tickets or more information, call 502-852-5151 or go to bigeast.com
Louisville Notes for BIG EAST Championship
The 25th ranked Cards will be making their eighth straight BIG EAST Championship appearance.
Louisville has reached the semifinals every season since joining the league in 2005.
For the seventh time in eight appearances, the Cards will face UConn. The Huskies hold a 5-0 advantage over Louisville in the conference tournament. Providence defeated the Cards 2-0 in 2007 - the only non-UConn matchup.
The Deal with the Cards
The Cardinals have won their past four games and five of their last six - three of those have come against opponents ranked in the top 25.
Louisville is led offensively by sophomore Becca Maddock who has 20 points (8G, 4A). Senior Amber Thomas has a team, and career-best nine goals along with one assist for 19 points.
Sophomore Paige Monsen has a team-high eight assists on the season.
Senior Erin Conrad carries a 1.80 goals-against average with one shutout on the season.
Cards Against the Field
Series Record: UConn leads 14-3
In 2012: UConn won 2-1 on Oct. 6 at Trager Stadium
Louisa Boddy scored a pair of first half goals to give the Huskies a 2-0 halftime lead. The Cards cut the lead to 2-1 in the second half when sophomore Becca Maddock connected on a feed from sophomore Alyssa Voelmle.
In the BIG EAST Championship: This will mark the seventh time in the last seven years the teams have meet in the BIG EAST semifinals. UConn holds a 6-0 lead in championship meetings.
Series Record: Louisville leads 9-1
Last Meeting: Oct. 27, 2012- Louisville defeated host Providence 2-1 Saturday afternoon to clinch the No. 3 seed in the BIG EAST Conference Championship.
Alyssa Voelmle gave the Cards a 1-0 lead with 17 second left in the half. The Friars used a penalty corner to pull even in the second half when Henni Tietze tied the game at 1-1 at the 42:11 mark Becca Maddock dished a pass to junior Erin Schneidtmiller who knocked in the game-winner.
Cardinal goalkeeper senior Erin Conrad collected six saves in the win while Kathi Weidman had one stop for the Friars.
In BIG EAST Championship: On Nov. 3, 2007 - Providence defeated Louisville 2-0 in the semifinals at Syracuse.
Series Record: Syracuse leads 7-3
In 2012: Sept. 29 - SU won 3-0 at Syracuse
Lauren Brooks, Stephanie Hussie scored first half goals and Leonie Geyer added a third as the top-ranked Orange defeated the Cards 3-0.
In BIG EAST Championship: The teams have never met in the conference tournament.