Chad Scanlan Lead Louisville to Rout of Mercer 202

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s lacrosse opened its home schedule with a bang as they routed Mercer 20-2 on Saturday afternoon. Chad and Shayla Scanlan led the way for the Cardinals with five goals each, while Blalock added a hat trick of her own. Ally Hall and Alex McNicholas scored two goals each, while Brenna Shanahan, Kayla Marshall and Hannah Morris also found the back of the net. Louisville limited Mercer to just six shots on the game, outshooting the Bears 40-6. They also won draw controls 16-7, as McNicholas finished with seven and Sarah Blalock added five. The 18-goal margin marked the biggest win for UofL since they won 23-2 at Cincinnati on April 6, 2014. Teeter/Chad/Scanlan Postgame Video The Cardinals scored 10 more times in the first half and goalkeeper Rachel Florek kept a clean sheet as they went into the locker room at half with 14-0 lead. Louisville jumped out early as Caroline Blalock found the back of the net on an assist from Kirsten Parker just 58 seconds into the game. Box Score (PDF) The Cardinals return to action on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET when they host Vanderbilt. The victory improves the Cardinals’ record to 1-3, while the Bears fall to 0-3.”Today was a great way to wrap up a great week of practice,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “They came out ready to play and they played hard for 60 minutes.” Mercer scored their first goal of the game seven minutes into the second half. Louisville then scored six straight goals to build a 20-1 lead before winning 20-2. Blalock had a team-high three assists, while Scanlan added two dishes of her own. Tessa Chad then followed with back-to-back goals before Blalock scored again to give Louisville a 4-0 lead with 24:39 to go in the first half. Story Links For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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