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Friday, September 3, 2010

Women's teams take to the road this weekend




FRIDAY @ CARDINAL COUPLE

-Volleyball, field hockey hit the highway

-Women's soccer in Cardinal Park tonight

-We poll people about the football game Saturday

-We take offense to the LEO cartoonist


" Have a safe trip, fun time and bring back victories" is the wish for the Volleyball and Field Hockey teams this weekend. Both squads are taking part in major tournaments this weekend.

Volleyball goes in the Arizona Wildcat classic in Tucson, AZ. They have a full schedule with games Friday against Cal State Bakersfield and Arizona and Butler on Saturday. A quick turnaround for Leonid Yelin's team after the Wednesday night contest in Lexington but good experience for a young and talented bunch of spikers. WE liked what we saw against the Cats despite the close loss. Emily Juhl, Anastasia Artemeva, Gwen Rucker, Lola Arslanbekova and Amanda Simmons have big time net skills and freshman Caitlin Welch has promise with the set and dig portion of the game. The Cards return to Cardinal Arena on Sept 17th for four straight games...three of them on TV. Louisville will serve it up in front of the cameras a total of nine more times this year...we recommend that you get out and watch the action live if you can, though.

Pam Bustin's Field Hockey flock plays Saturday and Sunday in Harrisburg, VA. against James Madison and American. A pretty patriotic weekend for the stick swinging Cards, let's hope Nicole Youman is at top form and duplicate the five goals she scored against Central Michigan the last time the field hockey team hit the field. Field hockey gets four in a row at the Trager after the trip...beginning with Ohio State on Sept. 8th. California, Georgetown and Radford are also headed to town. No mention of any television for these Cards...but it's an idea that has merit and potential because of the strong field hockey following and high school teams here in the Louisville area.


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Women's soccer puts on a Friday night under the lights at Cardinal Park...hosting Toledo. The Kentucky Wildcats come to town on Sept 9th. Both matches are set for 7 p.m. At 3-0, the kickers are in mid season form already and tough to score on with sophomore sensation Taylor Vancil guarding the net. Louisville has outscored the opposition 7-1 so far this season and the win over South Carolina was particularly meaningful...the Gamecocks made it to the sweet Sixteen last year in the NCAA Championships and returned a veteran team this year.


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OK, whose bright idea was this? That free publication circulating around town has done an injustice to UofL head football coach Charlie Strong. The cartoon image at the top of the page looks more like Bill Cosby than the Cardinal coach. The intent at LEO seems to always be to create shock and awe.

If I was Mr. Strong, I'd hunt down the drawer and demonstrate that I don't have toothpick biceps or bug eyes. Just when we thought racial profiling was beginning to subside, the bozos at the bird cage liner rear their ugly heads...




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The opening game of the football season is less than 72 hours away and it's a hot topic wherever you go in the city. We've talked to dozens of people about the contest and decided to take a little poll. You're welcome to chip in and provide your prediction in the comments section below.

No prize for being right...but, speaking of prizes...this is the last week of the PANERA BREAD gift card giveaway. Hurry and get those entries in...

The poll:

What will be the outcome of the UofL vs. UK football game?

a) Cards win by 7 or more (11 %)

b) Cards win by less than 7 (33%)

c) Cats win by 7 or more (6%)

d) Cats win by less than 7 (50%)

SONJA goes with "a" and I am choosing "b". I'll be happy if either of us are right.

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