Nov. 17, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - On the eve of its NCAA Championship second round match at fifth-ranked Memphis, the Louisville women's soccer team answered questions from the media and trained at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex on Thursday afternoon.
Head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes, senior midfielder Jennifer Jones, senior defender Kaitie McDonald and senior goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer participated in a pre-tournament press conference prior to the team's 60-minute training session on the game-field at the complex. The Cardinals and Tigers will kick off at 8:30 p.m., ET in game two of an NCAA second round doubleheader, while the first game of the day will feature No. 1-seeded Florida State and Portland at 6 p.m., ET.
The winning teams from Friday's second round games will meet in a third round match on Sunday at 3 p.m., ET in Memphis. Live video and play-by-play for the NCAA matches in Memphis will be provided free of charge online through NCAA.com, GoTigersGo.com and UofLSports.com. Live scoring for the Cardinals' NCAA matches in Memphis will be available through the Gametracker feature at UofLSports.com.
Louisville advanced to Friday's second round match after earning its first ever NCAA Championship victory with a 2-0 triumph over Dayton last Saturday night at Cardinal Park. With goals from senior Kaitie McDonald
and sophomore Angelika Uremovich
and the eighth shutout of the season from senior goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer
, the Cardinals matched a school record with their 13th win of the season in the program's first NCAA Championship game at home.
At 22-0-1 overall, Memphis enters the weekend as one of only two unbeaten teams in the nation with top-ranked Stanford (20-0-1) being the other. The Tigers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship for the first time with a 7-0 victory over Tennessee-Martin last Saturday. In the win, sophomore Christabel Oduro set an NCAA Championship single-game record with nine points and matched an NCAA record with four goals.