Cardinals Set to Host Spring Match with Xavier

first_imgThe two teams played each other as part of the tournament at Purdue last fall. Melanie McHenry had 15 kills, two aces and four digs to lead the UofL to a 25-18, 25-15, 25-14 sweep of Xavier at the Stacey Clark Classic  Louisville hit .321 as a team with eight blocks, nine aces and 40 kills.  The Cards got eight kills from freshman Claire Chaussee and six kills apiece from Jasmine Bennett and Emily Scott.  Xavier was led by Audrey Adams’ four kills and four blocks.   Story Links  The Cardinals made their 27th appearance in the NCAA Tournament this season led by ACC Setter of the Year Wilma Rivera and 2017 Defensive Player of the Year.  Louisville will be led by returning AVCA All-East Region and First Team All ACC Melanie McHenry along with returning starters Piper Roe, Emily Scott, Marijke Van Dyke and Mia Stander.  Redshirt freshman Aiko Jones and transfer setter Tori Dilfer will help fill gaps left by departing seniors as the Cards await the arrival of their recruiting class this summer.   Xavier volleyball ended its season with a three-set loss (20-25, 18-25, 21-25) at Villanova just short of making the 4-team Big East Tournament. The Musketeers finished the year with a 10-19 (8-10 Big East) record.  In conference only matches, Xavier ranked second in the conference in digs (16.29) and blocks (2.50) and fifth in opponent hitting percentage (.195).center_img The University of Louisville will face Xavier tonight at 6 p.m. in Cardinal Arena in the Cardinals’ first spring match. The match is open to the public and admission is free. Still on the slate, Louisville will face rival Kentucky on March 29 at 6 p.m. in Cardinal Arena. The Cards will compete in a multi-team tournament at KIVA April 6 beginning at 8 a.m.  The final date on the slate is also the only away competition as the Cardinals head to play at Morehead State on April 20.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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