Louisville football takes home a win against Duke Sunday, Nov 21 2021 

By Hannah Walker —

On Nov. 18, the Louisville football team played an away game against Duke University, and won with a final score of 62-22.

At the start of the game, Duke won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Louisville received, and scored their first touchdown with 10:10 on the clock. Redshirt junior quarterback Malik Cunningham made a complete pass to freshman running back Trevion Cooley of 48 yards, scoring for the Cards.

Before the end of the first quarter, Louisville scored another touchdown. Cunningham made a complete pass to redshirt sophomore tight-end Marshon Ford for 20 yards,  and scored with only 00:58 on the clock.

During the second quarter of the game, Louisville continued to score. Before halftime, they made three more touchdowns, while staying in the lead for the remainder of the quarter. Duke attempted to catch up by making two field goals, but Louisville continued to stay ahead. The Cards went into halftime with a score of 35-9.

After halftime, Duke started to catch up to the Cards when they made a touchdown during the third quarter. However, Louisville continued to score as well. With 7:46 on the clock, Cunningham made a complete pass to freshman wide receiver Jordan Watkins for 19 yards, scoring a touchdown for U of L. It wasn’t long till another touchdown was scored when Cunningham made a complete pass to freshman wide receiver Ahmari Huggins-Bruce for 12 yards.

By the fourth quarter, Duke was able to score a touchdown early on. However, Louisville made two additional touchdowns as well. This gave Louisville the win for the night with a final score of 62-22.

Louisville football will be back on Nov. 27 to play against the Kentucky Wildcats for a battle of the Bluegrass. The game will take place at Cardinal Stadium and will start at 7:30 p.m.

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U of L men’s tennis heads home after loss in ACC tournament Wednesday, Apr 28 2021 

By Riley Vance—

The U of L men’s tennis team travelled to Rome, Ga. to compete in the ACC tournament. They returned home after a first-round 4-2 loss to No. 37 Duke. The Cards ended their season with a 9-12 overall record and a 3-8 ACC record. 

In doubles, Duke secured wins on courts one and three. 

Luca Keist and Andrew Dale (Duke) defeated junior Alex Wesbrooks and freshman Kyle Tang 6-3.

On court one, No. 45 junior Fabien Salle and sophomore Matthew Fung fell 7-6 (7-4) in a close matchup against No. 20 Garrett Johns and Sean Sculley (Duke). 

Junior Sergio Hernandez and senior Tin Chen were tied 6-6 with Duke’s Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang when the doubles point was clinched.

In singles, Duke took over courts one, four, and five to clinch the match. 

No. 69 Johns (Duke) defeated Chen 6-3, 6-3 to tally a point for the Blue Devils. 

Louisville fought back on court two as No. 57 Salle took down Sculley (Duke) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

Duke widened their lead with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win on court four over junior Josh Howard-Tripp. 

The Cards added another point to their total as junior David Mizrahi overcame Heller (Duke) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3). 

The Blue Devils clinched the match on court five with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 win over Fung. 

Final Scores:

Singles

  1. #69 Garrett Johns (DUKE) def. Tin Chen (LOU) 6-3, 6-3
  2. #57 Fabien Salle (DUKE) def. Sean Sculley (DUKE) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
  3. #81 Sergio Hernandez (LOU) vs. Andrew Zhang (DUKE) unfinished, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 0-3
  4. Luca Keist (DUKE) def. Josh Howard-Tripp (LOU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
  5. Andrew Dale (DUKE) def. Matthew Fung (LOU) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
  6. David Mizrahi (LOU) def. Michael Heller (DUKE) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 4, 6, 5

Doubles

  1. #20 Garrett Johns/Sean Sculley (DUKE) def. #45 Fabien Salle/Matthew Fung (LOU) 7-6 (7-4)
  2. Sergio Hernandez/Tin Chen (LOU) vs. Michael Heller/Andrew Zhang (DUKE) unfinished, 6-6
  3. Luca Keist/Andrew Dale (DUKE) def. Kyle Tang/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 1

Photo Courtesy of Adam Creech// U of L Athletics 

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U of L women’s tennis drops first round match against Duke Wednesday, Apr 28 2021 

By Riley Vance—

The U of L women’s tennis team travelled to Rome, Ga. to compete in the ACC tournament. They returned home after a 4-0 loss against No. 14 Duke in the first round. The Cards ended their season with a 9-13 overall record and a 3-10 conference record. 

In doubles, Duke took over courts two and three.

Chloe Beck and Karolina Berankova (Duke) defeated seniors Raven Neely and Chelsea Sawyer 6-3.

On court three, sophomore Tatiana Simova and junior Dina Chaika fell 6-3 to Duke’s Kelly Chen and Georgia Drummy. 

Junior Rhea Verma and sophomore Andrea Di Palma were up 5-4 against Meible Chi and Margaryta Bilokin (Duke), but their match was left unfinished. 

In singles, Duke secured wins on courts one, two, and six.

Nelly fell 6-2, 6-2 to Beck.

Duke tallied another point as Di Palma came up short against Drummy (6-3, 6-2).

The match was clinched on court six as Chaika fell 5-7, 0-6 to Hannah Zhao (Duke). 

Final Scores:

Singles

  1. Georgia Drummy (DUKE) def. Andrea Di Palma (LOU) 6-3, 6-2
  2. Chloe Beck (DUKE) def. Raven Neely (LOU) 6-2, 6-2
  3. Chelsea Sawyer (LOU) vs. Meible Chi (DUKE) unfinished, 6-4, 4-4
  4. Rhea Verma (LOU) vs. Margaryta Bilokin (DUKE) unfinished, 2-6, 5-2
  5. Jelena Vujanic (LOU) vs. Karolina Berankova (DUKE) unfinished, 4-6, 2-5
  6. Hannah Zhao (DUKE) def. Dina Chaika (LOU) 7-5, 6-0

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 6

Doubles

  1. Rhea Verma/Andrea Di Palma (LOU) vs. Meible Chi/Margaryta Bilokin (DUKE) unfinished, 5-4
  2. Chloe Beck/Karolina Berankova (DUKE) def. Chelsea Sawyer/Raven Neely (LOU) 6-3
  3. Kelly Chen/Georgia Drummy (DUKE) def. Tatiana Simova/Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-3

Order of Finish: 2, 3

Photo Courtesy of Carl Schmid// U of L Athletics 

 

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Men’s basketball loses against Duke in first match of ACC tournament Thursday, Mar 11 2021 

By Hannah Walker — 

Men’s basketball entered the ACC tournament on Mar. 10 to play against Duke’s Blue Devils at the Greensboro Coliseum. Louisville ultimately lost to Duke’s successful offense and defense with a final score of 56-70.

During the first half of the game, U of L was left hanging on by a thread. Duke was looking for a win after losing two games against Louisville previously this season.

With the help of Duke’s sophomore forward Mathew Hurt, the Blue Devils were able to tread a 10-point lead against Louisville during most of the first half.

Nonetheless, after a timeout made by the Cardinal’s head coach Chris Mack, Louisville came out during the bottom of the first half with much more energy.

Graduate guard Carlik Jones scored 9 points and 2 rebounds for the Cards. Sophomore guard David Johnson also scored points for Louisville, making 7 points and 5 rebounds.

After a turnaround for U of L, the Cardinals went into halftime with a score of 29-30.

Going into the second half, the fans were sure that Louisville would be able to keep up their performance for the rest of the game. However, Duke held an extensive lead for the majority of the second half.

Johnson continued to be the star player for the Cardinals after scoring 7 points and making 6 rebounds during the second half. But it wasn’t enough to counter the points made by Blue Devil freshman center Mark Williams, who scored 15 points and 10 rebounds by the end of the second half.

“I give credit to Duke,” Mack said in a post-game interview. “They played extremely well and they made some well adjustments from the first couple of games.”

Duke’s ability to play on Mar. 11 against Florida State will be determined after a positive COVID case was detected after the game. Louisville’s position for the NCAA tournament will be determined in later days.

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Women’s tennis faces second loss of the weekend Monday, Mar 1 2021 

By Riley Vance —

The women’s tennis played their second top-20 team of the weekend on Feb. 27. No. 11 Duke (7-1, 2-0) managed a 7-0 sweep over the Cards (5-4, 2-2).

The Blue Devils took over all three doubles courts to start off the match.

Kelly Chen and Georgia Drummy (DU) defeated senior Chelsea Sawyer and junior Dina Chaika 6-2.

To clinch the doubles point, Meible Chi and Margaryta Bilokin (DU) took down junior Rhea Verma and sophomore Andrea Di Palma.

Senior Raven Neely and sophomore Tatiana Simova fell 6-1 to Duke’s Chloe Beck and Karolina Berankova.

Duke carried their momentum into singles with wins on every court.

Neely faced No. 29 Beck (DU) and fell 6-1, 6-3.

On court two, senior Nikolina Jovic took on No. 8 Kelly Chen (DU) but came up short (6-3, 6-1).

Next to finish was Sawyer with a 6-0, 6-4 loss against No. 44 Bilokin (DU).

Bring Duke’s lead up to 5-0, No. 95 Berankova (DU) defeated junior Jelena Vujanic (6-2, 7-5).

Matches on courts one and five went into third sets.

Di Palma battled but ultimately lost 6-3, 2-6, 3-10 to No. 28 Drummy (DU).

No. 111 Chi (DU) prevailed over Verma to complete the match (5-7, 6-3, 10-3).

The Cards travel to Virginia for two away matches next weekend. They will face Virginia Tech on Friday, March 5 at 12 p.m. and Virginia on Saturday, March 6 at 12 p.m.


Final Scores:

Singles

  1. #28 Georgia Drummy (DU) def. Andrea Di Palma (LOU) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-3)
  2. #8 Kelly Chen (DU) def. Nikolina Jovic (LOU) 6-3, 6-1
  3. #29 Chloe Beck (DU) def. Raven Neely (LOU) 6-1, 6-3
  4. #44 Margaryta Bilokin (DU) def. Chelsea Sawyer (LOU) 6-0, 6-4
  5. #111 Meible Chi (DU) def. Rhea Verma (LOU) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3)
  6. #95 Karolina Berankova (DU) def. Jelena Vujanic (LOU) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles

  1. Meible Chi/Margaryta Bilokin (DU) def. Rhea Verma/Andrea Di Palma (LOU) 6-2
  2. Chloe Beck/Karolina Berankova (DU) def. Raven Neely/Tatiana Simova (LOU) 6-1
  3. Kelly Chen/Georgia Drummy (DU) def. Chelsea Sawyer/Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-2

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U of L’s men’s basketball strikes back with two successful wins Sunday, Feb 28 2021 

By Hannah Walker — 

The University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team quickly recovered from their recent loss against North Carolina when they won 69-57 against Notre Dame Feb. 23 at the KFC Yum! Center. U of L followed up their win with another victory as well on Feb. 27 against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

With only four conference games left till the ACC tournament, the Cardinals showed up last Wednesday in pursuit of adding another win to their record this season. U of L sophomore guard Carlik Jones was seen playing both killer offense and defense during the first half when he scored 8 points, making 1 rebound and 4 assists.

Redshirt U of L forward Jae’Lyn Withers was also the talk of the first half when he made 8 points and 6 rebounds; setting up a well needed improvement for offense during a game with only 46.7% of points scored during the first half.

“I thought we got a little tired. We talked about it at half time,” coach Chris Mack said. “I thought a few of our turnovers in the first half we got the ball in the lane whether it was offensive rebound, or a drive and you could see that our guys were worn out.”

By the second half of the game, U of L’s points scored improved to a 50% with the help of Withers making 4 points during the second half and Jones making 10 points. However, U of L’s defense this night is what really pushed them to achieve their stretch of a 12-point win.

U of L’s men’s basketball team continued their winning streak on Saturday when they played against the Blue Devils. Duke is known for having killer defense during most games, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Cardinals from achieving their win. Jones continued to be the star player this night when he made 25 points in the game. Overall, two successful wins for U of L.

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David Johnson is the key to success for men’s basketball this season Tuesday, Oct 27 2020 

By John McCarthy–

ACC Men’s Basketball will be alive and well this season and there’s a lot of returning talent, which means big competition.

Louisville, Duke, Florida State and North Carolina will all have returning talent.

Last week the Cardinals named senior Malik Williams and graduate transfer Carlik Jones as team captains. Another emerging leader for the Cardinals is sophomore point guard David Johnson.

Johnson’s performance in the 2019-2020 season was a pleasant surprise for Louisville. He posted a season stat line of 6 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game on 49% shooting. Johnson has made big strides since graduating from Trinity High School in Louisville.

The Cardinals will look to Johnson for more breakout performances in the 2020-2021 season. Johnson is known to show out in big-time conference rivalries.

When the Cardinals traveled to Duke to take on the Blue Devils last January, Johnson had his best game of the season. He broke out for 19 points, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 7 assists and 4 rebounds. Johnson carried the Cardinals to victory that afternoon, taking the No. 3 Blue Devils down on their home floor.

University of Louisville men’s basketball’s schedule has yet to be released for this season, but expect big things from David Johnson.

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No. 7 Louisville defeated Duke Monday, Jan 6 2020 

By Cole Emery —

Louisville won in the final moments against Duke 60-55 on Jan. 5. Junior Dana Evans made the go-ahead three-pointer with 28 seconds left in the game to secure the victory for the Cardinals.

Duke started off hot leading the Cardinals 22-12 after the first quarter.

Louisville was able to bring their deficit to seven points by halftime thanks to a solid defense.

Even though the Cardinals trailed for the majority of the game, they were able to outscore Duke during the second, third and fourth quarters.

The Bluedevils struggled to score and hold onto the ball during the fourth quarter. They were only able to capitalize on four of their 14 shots during the fourth quarter and turned the ball over twice.

After the Evans three-pointer, senior Bionca Dunham made the two clutch free-throws to secure the victory for the Cardinals.

Senior Jazmine Jones surpassed the 1,000 point mark for her career during this game. Jones finished with her career-high in points with 26. She also racked up 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals for the game.

Jones is the 30th player to do this in a career for the Cardinals, and she is only 12 points away from reaching the 29th spot in school history.

The Cards will be defending their undefeated record in the ACC when they face off against No. 23 Miami Jan. 9 at the Watsco Center at 8:00 p.m.

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