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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Softball loses to UK, Field Hockey announces signees

Cards pound eleven hits but still lose.

-UK downs UofL Softball 14-8

-Field Hockey Announces Fall signing class

-McCarty named BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week

Louisville jumped out to an early 7-0 lead against the Wildcats in Lexington last night but, in a slugfest, could not outscore the Wildcats and fall by six. The teams combined for 23 hits but the Cards could produce but one run against UK reliever Rachel Riley in 5.2 innings.

Louisville started out big, with a six run first inning. Colby Wherry drove in a run with a bases loaded sacrifice fly. Maggie Ruckenbrod's single scored Jennifer Esteban. A three RBI double by Taner Fowler pushed it to 5-0 and Hannah Kiyohara singled Fowler home to give the Cards a 6-0 advantage.

Louisville added a run in the top of the second when Katie Keller scored on a Wherry single. It looked like the Cards were well on their way to a romp in Lexington...but the Wildcats had other plans.

UK put eight runs up in the bottom of the third...capitalizing on two hits, three walks and two Cardinal fielding errors. A three run triple by Kara Dill was the largest blow to starter Caralisa Connell. UK used a home run in the fourth and another run in the fifth to pad the lead to 10-7. That lead went to 14-7 in the sixth as the Cats pummelled reliever Katie Petrino. Louisville did manage to push a run across in the visitor half of the seventh when Chelsea Bemis singled and scored on a Wherry single and fielding error.

Louisville returns to action today with a game at Ulmer against Providence at 5 p.m. The first 300 fans in attendance will receive a free tulip poplar tree in celebration of Earth Day, which is Friday. Be advised, they grow into masive trees and make fall leaf chores quite a duty...Happy planting!


Justine Sowry has announced her first class of recruits for Louisville Field  Hockey. The seven recruits from six different states include defense specialist Hannah Boyle from Louisville Assumption High School. Here's the rest of the freshman class:

Hannah Boyle was on the 2009
State Champion Assumption
field hockey team
Sydney King, Newport CA. (Newport Harbor H.S.) Goalkeeper
Becca Maddock, Barrington, R.I. (Barrington H.S.) Defense
Mallory Mason, Simsbury, CT. (Westminister H.S.) Midfielder
Paige Monsen, Marathon, NY (Whitney Point H.S.) Defense
Kaityn Soucy, Palmyra, PA (Palmyra H.S.) Forward
Alyssa Voelmie, Hershey, PA (Hershey H.S.) Midfielder

Boyle was a regional All-American selection at Assumption and was a first team Kentucky Select selection her junior and senior years. She is also a three time Kentucky All-Tournament selection.
Sowry is pleased with the class. She commented:

"With this class comes high expectations. Their athleticism and competitiveness will allow each of them to contend for positions in their first year at Louisville."

WE like the positive nature and leadership aspect of Sowry, in her debut season as Cardinal Field Hockey skipper.We plan an interview with her, hopefully...before the fall season begins. Thanks to Lori Korte, Louisville Assistant S.I.D., for the updates and news.


McCarty is the 2010 NCAA weight
throw champion.
D'Ana McCarty was selected BIG EAST Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. McCarty had top three finishes in the discus, shot put and hammer throws at the recent Sea Ray Meet. McCarty will be one of several Cardinal throwers competing this weekend on the UofL campus in the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational. Lenny Lyles was a outstanding football and track star in the sixties at UofL and coached by Clark Wood...who ran the track program at UofL for 25 years.

McCarty's throws in the hammer and discus are tops in the Big East this year. Cardinal tosser Khadija Abdullah has the BIG EAST top shot put toss. WE feel the Cards have the best throwing contingent in college women's track and field and will garner some major awards when the BIG EAST tournament and NCAA events roll around.


In response to the e-mails we have received, we have no word on how the Bria Smith visit to Louisville went yet. She is scheduled to visit Tennessee Monday. WE'RE working on getting details on how the trip went.


  1. Her boyfriend and 2011 men's recruit Angel Nunez is (or will be) in town for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Any word whether Bria will stick around and watch?
    What are the rules about how long she can stay on and around campus? Do the same rules apply to sticking around the city and hanging out for a few days?

  2. As far as we know, recruiting visits or stays in a particular city or college campus are not bound by a time limit. WE'RE going to watch the Night of the Future Stars contest tonight at Scotty Davenport University. Will kep an eye open for her...


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