Sept. 27, 2013
The University of Louisville field hockey team will travel to College Park, Md., to face BIG EAST opponent Georgetown on Sept. 28
UofL enters the weekend with a 6-2 overall record and a 1-0 mark in league play. The Cards are ranked No. 16 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll - up three spots from last week after going 2-0 last weekend with wins over Old Dominion and Northeastern.
Junior Alyssa Voelmle leads the team with 10 points and five goals while senior Erin Schneidtmiller and freshman Shannon Sloss follow closely with nine points each (4G, 1A). Junior Paige Monsen leads the team with five assists. Goalkeeper Sydney King carries a 1.37 goals-against average with 35
Cards vs. the opponents
Saturday, Sept. 28, College Park, Md., 1 p.m.
Series record: UofL leads 7-0
Last Meeting: Sept. 21, 2012 - Louisville overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Georgetown 4-2 at Trager Stadium.
Scouting the Hoyas: Georgetown enters Saturday's game with a 1-7 record and an 0-1 mark in BIG EAST play. The Hoyas went 1-1 last weekend, falling to Providence 5-0 in their conference opener, but rebounding to beat Holy Cross 2-1. Sarah Butterfield leads the team with three goals, while Emily Weinberg, Maria McDonald and Callie Hiner have also contributed to the Hoyas' offense. Aliyah Graves has two assists on the season.
Last Time Out
The Cardinals went 2-0 on the weekend, starting with a 3-2 overtime win over No. 20 Old Dominion in both teams' BIG EAST opener. Louisville closed out the weekend with a 2-1 victory over Northeastern.
Louisville 3 - #20 Old Dominion 2/OT
Senior Erin Schneidtmiller's goal 45 seconds into overtime lifted the No. 19 University of Louisville field hockey team to a 3-2 win over No. 20 Old Dominion in both teams' BIG EAST Conference opener Friday evening at Trager Stadium.
Louisville 2 - Northeastern 1
The Cards scored two goals in the final 14 minutes of the game to overcome a 1-0 deficit and defeat Northeastern 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Trager Stadium. Senior Erin Schneidtmiller scored the equalizer and Alyssa Voelmle added the game-winner. Sydney King had seven saves.
Schneidtmiller Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week
The University of Louisville's Erin Schneidtmiller was named BIG EAST Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week while sophomore Sydney King was named to the league honor roll on Sept. 23.
Schneidtmiller (Louisville, Ky./Mercy Academy) helped the Cardinals to a 2-0 weekend with five points (2G, 1A). She scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win against No. 20 and BIG EAST foe Old Dominion. The senior forward also scored the tying goal and assisted on the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Northeastern.
King posted a 1.49 goals against average with 12 saves on the weekend. The Newport Beach, Calif., native collected five saves in the overtime win over No. 20 ODU and registered seven stops in the 2-1 win over Northeastern.
Louisville has outscored its opponents 24-11 through the first eight games of the season. Eleven different players have contributed goals junior Alyssa Voelmle leads the way with five while senior Erin Schneidtmiller and freshman Shannon Sloss follow closely with four. Junior Mallory Mason, sophomores Megan Anstotz and Victoria Stratton and freshman Jennifer Pels each have a pair of goals. Senior Michelle Amon, junior Paige Monsen and freshmen Lotta Kahler and Gianna Perrone have scored one apiece.
Junior Alyssa Voelmle has scored a goal in five of the Cardinals' eight games.
The 1-0 loss to Michigan on Sept 13 halted Louisville's four-game win streak and marked the first time the Cards have been shut out since Sept. 29, 2012 when they fell 3-0 to then-top-ranked Syracuse.
Louisville ranked No. 16 in NFHCA poll
Louisville is No. 16 in the Sept. 24 National Field Hockey Coaches Association rankings - up three spots from last week. On Sept. 10, the Cards were ranked 16th in their first appearance in the NFHCA poll since Oct. 30, 2012 when they were No. 25. This marked Louisville's highest ranking since the 2011 preseason poll when they were also No. 16. The highest national ranking in program history came in 2002 when they were No. 4.
Cards among national leaders
The Cardinals are among the nation's scoring leaders in several categories including: goals per game (15th - 3.00), scoring average (17th - 3.00), points per game (17th - 8.63), winning percentage (14th - .750), scoring margin (14th - 1.62) and goals against average (18th - 1.37).
The Cardinals will travel to Columbus, Ohio to face Ohio State on Oct. 1.