Sept. 20, 2012
2012 Louisville Women's Soccer Game Notes
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After opening its BIG EAST Conference slate on the road, Louisville returns home to host Syracuse and St. John's in a pair of weekend matches at Cardinal Park.
The Last Meeting
October 4, 2009
Women's Soccer Squeezes Orange 2-0
Led by goals from Giselle Mangal and Jennifer Jones and a strong defensive effort, the Louisville women's soccer team returned to its winnings ways on Sunday with a 2-0 triumph at Syracuse.
The Last Meeting
|No. 12 St. John's||1
October 2, 2009
The Cardinals will open the schedule on Friday at 7 p.m., ET against the Orange before concluding the weekend on Sunday at 1 p.m., against the Red Storm. Live video of both matches will be available to subscribers of CardsTV at UofLsports.com. Live scoring for both matches will be available through the Gametracker link on the women's soccer schedule page at UofLsports.com.
Friday's match will be just the third all-time between the Cardinals and Orange with Louisville holding a 2-0-0 advantage in the series. In the last meeting between the two programs, U of L earned a 2-0 road win over Syracuse in 2009. Sunday's match will be the third meeting ever between Louisville and St. John's with the series even at 1-1-0. In their last matchup in 2009, the Red Storm earned a 1-0 home win over the Cards.
ABOUT THIS WEEK'S OPPONENTS
Syracuse enters Friday's match at 4-4-1 overall and 1-1-0 in BIG EAST play after splitting games with UConn (W, 3-2) and Providence (L, 2-1) last week. St. John's enters the weekend at 4-5-0 overall and 0-2-0 in league action after dropping matches to the Friars (2-0) and Huskies (5-1) last weekend.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE CARDINALS
Behind first half goals from Courtney Holtz and Charlyn Corral, Louisville earned a 2-0 road victory over DePaul last Sunday afternoon at Wish Field. "We played a much more complete game today and it allowed us to get a difficult win on the road," said Louisville head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. "Our backs were much better and were more involved in our attack, which is why Courtney Holtz was able to score our first goal."
CARDINALS TIED FOR THIRD IN BIG EAST NATIONAL DIVISION
After opening BIG EAST Conference action by splitting a pair of road games at Notre Dame and DePaul, the Cardinals enter week two in a four-way tie for third place in the National Division standings. Louisville lost to the Irish and defeated the Blue Demons to average 1.5 points per game after the first weekend. Notre Dame and Georgetown lead the division with at 3.0 points per game, while the Cardinals are joined in third by Seton Hall, DePaul and Villanova. The top four teams from each division as well as the next two at-large teams based on points-per-game average will qualify to the 2012 BIG EAST Championship.
LOUISVILLE IN THE NCAA STATISTICS
After week five of the regular season, Louisville is represented among the top 40 nationally in multiple categories in the NCAA statistical rankings. As a team, the Cardinals are ranked 34th nationally in scoring offense at 2.38 goals per game. Louisville has scored three or more goals in four of its eight matches entering the week. Individually, Charlyn Corral is ranked eighth in the nation in assists per game at 0.75 and eighth in total assists at six. Angelika Uremovich is ranked 18th nationally with seven total goals and 19th in goals per game with 0.875. She also ranks 28th in the nation in points per game at 1.88 and 35th in total points with 15.
CARDINALS FALL FROM NATIONAL RANKINGS FOLLOWING FIRST LOSS
After suffering their first loss of the season on Sept. 7 to visiting Kentucky, Louisville dropped out of the national rankings for the first time in 2012. Prior to splitting two games that weekend, the Cardinals were ranked 12th in the Soccer America Top 25 and 25th in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Top 25. U of L opened the season ranked 22nd in the Soccer America preseason poll and had risen each week prior to the loss. This week, the Cardinals are among the teams receiving votes outside the NSCAA Top 25.
Fans are encouraged to park in the Floyd Street Parking Garage directly across from Cardinal Park for $5 per car for Louisville women's soccer matches.
Following this weekend's home matches, the Cardinals will return to the road for BIG EAST games at No. 21 Marquette (Sept. 28, 8 p.m., ET) and USF (Sept. 30, 1 p.m.).