LOUISVILLE, Ky. (News Release) – The No. 23 University of Louisville field hockey team defeated Miami (Ohio) 3-1 in the consolation game of the Sherrill Brakmeier Classic Sunday at Trager Stadium.
“We’re happy to get our first win on the board,” said U of L head coach Justine Sowry. “There were some very positive aspect of our game today. We took a look at our game on Friday and focused on some areas particularly our passing, transferring. We were able to do that today and generated a lot of attack. We certainly in our front third, we’ll take a good look at positioning and see what we can improve on next, but we certainly came a long way and are very happy with the win.”
The Cards (1-1) took a 1-0 lead at the 9:22 mark in the game when junior Erin Schneidtmiller delivered a shot past Miami’s Sarah Mueller. Louisville entered the break with a 12-0 advantage in shots and a 4-0 edge in penalty corners.
U of L increased its attack in the opening minutes of the second half and made the score 2-0 behind sophomore Becca Maddock’s goal just 1:10 into the half.
The RedHawks (0-2) responded when Jordan Long connected with Emily Gruesser to cut the lead to 2-1.
A minute later, senior Haley Jurich added an insurance goal when she pushed a rebound from her own shot into the cage for the 3-1 final.
Louisville senior goalkeeper Erin Conrad (1-1) collected two saves in the game while the Cards outshot the RedHawks 20-6 and held a 6-2 penalty corner advantage.
Mueller(0-2) registered 14 stops for Miami.
The Cardinals (1-1) return to action next weekend when they play host to Davidson on Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. and Ball State on Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.