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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Women's Soccer this weekend...Lady Cards face UBC Thursday night

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THE CARDINAL COUPLE WEDNESDAY REPORT:

-Women's soccer kicks it off Saturday night at Cardinal Park.

-Hoops faces a veteran UBC team Thursday night.

-Congrats to CARDINAL COUPLE reader Jenny O'Bryan

-Dream nip Washington at the buzzer

The University of Louisville women's soccer team will face Vanderbilt in an exhibition
game Saturday night, Aug.,13th. at 7 p.m. at Cardinal Park. The Cards were recently picked
to finish 4th. in the BIG EAST National Division by the league's coaches...behind Notre Dame, Georgetown and Rutgers. Villanova, Cincinnati, Seton Hall and DePaul also compete in the National division. 

All-BIG EAST for Exeter
The Cards complied a 10-9 mark last season (4-7 in conference) and return sophomore sensation Christine Exeter.  The Cardinal forward was recently named to the preseason  All-Big East team by the coaches. She was the 2010 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and led the Cardinals with seven goals last season. Exeter, a native of Pickering, ONT. Canada, kicked three game-winning goals for UofL last season and had two goals in two games in 2010.

The Cards started last year 7-0 and return veteran players Julie Casselman, Jennifer Jones, Angelika Uremovich and Emily Cardell for head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. 

Opening match of the year will take place Aug 19th. at Eastern Kentucky. The Cards defeated the Colonels 4-1 last year at Cardinal Park. 

Check with CARDINAL COUPLE throughout the entire season for updates and scores.

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The University of Louisville women's basketball team will play the first of three games on their Canada road trip Thursday night against the University of British Columbia. The Thunderbirds went 18-11 last year in CIS play and return four players who saw action in all 29 games.


Cardinal front line height could be key
against UBC Thursday night.

-Zara Huntley, a 6'2" fifth year post, was the top rebounder and second leading scorer for UBC...averaging 12.7 ppg. She was also one of 16 players invited to Team Canada tryouts. 

-Lia St. Pierre, a 5'11" sophomore guard produced 10.4 ppg and was one of the leading assist makers.

-Kris Young, a 6'0" sophomore guard averaged 6.7 a game and recently was invited to try out for the Canada Junior National team.

-Arianne Duchesne, a 5'8" senior guard contributed 4.5 points.

Game time is 9:30 p.m. CARDINAL COUPLE will have the results for you when they become available.

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CARDINAL COUPLE reader Jenny O'Bryan recently tied for first place in a University of Louisville women's basketball trivia contest on Facebook and will be invited to watch a UofL women's basketball practice.

Jenny is an avid UofL women's basketball fan and helps keep us up-to-date on recruiting news for the Lady Cards. WE love her basketball bio (below)

"My love for women's basketball was born out of a random dorm room assignment in the Fall of 1988 at Bellermine. I was assigned a roommate from Lexington-ish area who was a basketball player. I very quickly fell in love with the game. While the media attention today is still lacking, it is a darn site better than it was 20+ years ago for a Division II school. I lived with a player and sometimes could not find out what happened on away games until she returned! My love for the game as been described as "Jenny's interest level puts the 'fan' in fanatic".

We look forward to hearing about Jenny's "Day with the Cards" and her high intensity reports about all things Lady Cardinal WBB. WE here at CARDINAL COUPLE aren't the greatest at recruiting news and will count on Jenny's pursuit of this subject in the future to keep, you...our readers...informed.

(Also, a tip of the hat to CARDINAL COUPLE'S DAVID WATSON'S youngest daughter Chloe, who rolled a 273 in her summer bowling league Tuesday night. After seven straight strikes in her second game, she "nailed dead-on" the head pin in the 8th frame and got the dreaded "big four split". She finished with three strikes in her five final throws, though...and it is her highest game ever. She carries a 177 average and bowls 3-4 nights a week.)


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Sancho celebrates after her buzzer-beater mystifies Washington.
A basket by Sancho Lyttle at the buzzer gave the Atlanta Dream a rare road win last night 72-70 over the Washington Mystics. Down by six with a less than a minute to go, the Dream captialized on a couple of Mystic turnovers to get back in it and win it.


Angel with 19 (10-11 from the charity stripe).

One game at a time, ladies....
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