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Monday, April 5, 2010

Louisville lacrosse chops down Longwood

Liz Lovejoy netted five goals and Bergan Foley added six scores to lead the Cards over Longwood on the road. The Cards end the eight game road trip with a 17-10 win and have won their last three games.

Louisville used the scoring skills of Foley and Lovejoy in the second half to break away from a close first half that ended with the Cards leading 8-6. Credit the transition game for the big finish...the Cards scored four unanswered goals to end the game and will host Loyola on Friday 1 p.m. at the Louisville lacrosse field on Floyd Street next to the Yum Center.

If you haven't seen the lacrosse team in action, why not take this spring break opportunity to take the kids out for a fun afternoon of this fast paced, exciting game. It beats waiting for the census bureau to send you another reminder to fill out your form and send it back in.


Then there were two. Stanford and Connecticut will face off Tuesday night for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship in the Alamodome in San Antonio. Both teams got a stiff challenge from the competition last night before advancing to the final.

In the early contest, I was impressed with Oklahoma's late rally against the Cardinal before bowing out. Sherri Coale eventually gets the most she can out of a Sooner team that as of lately seemed to dig themselves into a early deep hole before racing to the wire. They almost pulled the late rally and upset last night and got within three points before finally losing to Jane Appel's #2 ranked Stanford Cardinal. Appel isn't full strength with a bum ankle but had plenty of help from her teammates to land a spot in the final game.

In the nightcap, Baylor got within three points of the mighty UConn Huskies with 14:00 to go before running out of gas against the never relenting Geno Auriemna kids. The usual suspects, Maya Moore and Tina Charles led the Huskies to the final chance to dance.

Losing by 20 to UConn is no disgrace and look for Baylor to be a powerhouse for several years to come with the 6'8" crane in the post in Ms. Griner. The final game is Tuesday night and Stanford has already lost once this year to UConn. Don't expect the Cardinal to turn the tables on them in the rematch. UConn is too talented, too experienced and about to become two time champions over the last two years.

Brittany Griner left off the All-American women's college basketball team? She's only set the NCAA Women's record for blocks as a freshman and had changed the way opponents design their offensive strategies against the Bears. Gotta think that she was penalized for the fight she was involved in late in the year on court. She paid her price, sat out the suspension and shouldn't have been further penalized in the voting process.

Written by Paul

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