Soccer Caps Road Swing at Louisville
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami soccer team will play its seventh straight road match Sunday afternoon at Louisville.
The Hurricanes and Cardinals are set to square off at 1 p.m., at Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium in Louisville, Ky.
Miami is 1-1-1 all-time against Louisville, with all three meetings coming since the Cardinals joined the ACC in 2014. Last year, then-junior forward Ronnie Johnson netted her first-career hat trick to give the Hurricanes a 3-0 victory in the matchup.
The Hurricanes have put together a 4-3-0 (0-1-0 ACC) mark thus far in 2017 and outscored their opponents by eight goals, 13-5.
Under the direction of fifth-year head coach Mary-Frances Monroe, Miami has two players atop ACC leaderboards. Sophomore midfielder Kristina Fisher’s 0.71 assists per game pace the conference, as do Johnson’s 5.57 shots per contest.
Additionally, redshirt junior goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce, who had a career-high nine saves Thursday at No. 11 Virginia, is tied for second in save percentage (.848) and saves per game (4.00).
The Cardinals enter the weekend with a 6-4-0 (0-2-0 ACC) record on the season and have dropped four of their last seven matches after opening the year with three straight wins. Louisville tallied a 7-7-4 (2-5-3 ACC) mark in its 2016 campaign.
Following the matchup at Louisville, Miami returns to Coral Gables to host No. 19 Clemson Sept. 29 at Cobb Stadium in its ACC home opener.