Women romp in home opener, soccer to host NCAA game

Sara Hammond

Sara Hammond goes up for two of her 11 points for the University of Louisville basketball team in a 77-44 win over Tennessee-Martin witnessed by a crowd of 7,892 on Sunday.

Five UofL starters scored in double figures, including Bria Smith and Myisha Hines-Allen with 14, Mariya Moore with 12 and Jude Schimmel with 10 points.

The win raised the women’s record to 2-0. UofL plays Belmont at 7 p.m. Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center.

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Gonna have to wait for that first ACC championship.

The UofL soccer team came within two seconds of claiming its first tournament championship in the Atlantic Coast Conference Sunday. That was Clemson scored its first goal to tie the game at 1-1 and send it into overtime. Clemson would win 2-1 on a goal with 5:17 remaining in the second overtime.

Louisville was awarded the No. 13 seed in the NCAA tournament on Monday. UofL will play host to the winner of the first round game between Tulsa-St. Louis game, at home next Sunday in a match to be played at Lynn Stadium.

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The fifth-ranked men’s swimming and diving team defeated No. 11 Auburn 171-129 and No. 14 Tennessee 167.5-130.5 in dual meet action on Friday afternoon. The No. 18 ranked UofL women fell to No. 14 Tennessee 166-134 and to No. 7-ranked Auburn 185-114.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.