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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


-Meet the first recruit of the 2014 class for CARDINAL WBB


-Women's golf finishes third in BIG EAST Championship


-Softball Cards head to Bloomington for IU game


The University of Louisville has their first official recruit out of the class of 2014 and she's a big one. UofL head basketball coach Jeff Walz has offered 6'4", 285 lb. sophomore Ayanna Edwards a scholarship over the weekend. The Sacramento, CA post player led her Sacramento Dragons high school team to the Northern California Division III championships again this spring and she has also drawn the interest of several PAC-12 schools, according to reports. 


"Tise" is Paul's favorite all-time center
for the Lady Cards. Injuries cut short a
career that saw her post the best shooting
percentage in the BIG EAST back in the
2007-2008 season at .608 as a junior.
She reminds scouts of ex-Texas A&M star Danielle Adams and dominates in the paint on both ends of the court. Speed and quickness down the court seem to be about the only thing lacking in "Shaq's" game, according to her high school coach Michelle Massari. The Cards haven't has a big, imposing center since the days of Chauntise Wright and an option like Ayanna would be beneficial to the Cards and Coach Walz against some of the brutal front lines Louisville faces in BIG EAST play.


Edwards plays for the same team that current Pittsburgh center Kyra Dunn starred for. She was also teammates with shooting guard Jasmine Ware this past season...who committed to UCSB in August. 


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The Louisville women's golf team shot a sizzling 295 in the final round of the BIG EAST Championships Tuesday to finish third with an overall score of 918. South Florida took the title with a 3-day score of 910...one stroke better than runner-up Notre Dame. 


Louisville freshman Emily Haas tied for first place with Notre Dame freshman Ashley Armstrong but lost on the third hole of a playoff. Haas had a 223 total for the 54 hole event. 


Katie Petrino fired a closing round 71 to finish fifth with a 225. Her 71 was the only sub-par round of the championship. Sophomore Tara Lyons and junior Candice Wiley each toured the Reunion Resort and Club with closing day duplicate 76's and 3-day scores of 236, good for 16th place. Senior Maria Castellanos was one stroke back with a 237 total. 


The Cards hope their finish will put them playing next in the NCAA Regionals. The Central Regionals will take place May 10-12 at the Ohio State Golf Course in Columbus, OH. Senior Anna-Karin Llungstrom, sidelined earlier this season with thumb surgery, should be ready to go if Louisville qualifies.


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#9 Louisville softball heads to Bloomington, IN today for a 2 p.m. tilt against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Cards (43-2) go into the contest after sweeping the 3-game series against Seton Hall last weekend. 


Indiana (23-22) went 2-2 last week, losing at Ball State and taking two out of three against visiting Big Ten foe Northwestern. 


Either freshman Lora Olson (13-13) or sophomore Meaghan Murphy (10-9) will draw the start for IU against the hot-hitting Cards. Olson has two shutouts on the season and Murphy is a converted right fielder-1st baseman from last season.


At bat, the Hoosiers' Amanda Wagner leads the way with a .371 average and eight home runs this season. Jenna Abraham is batting .323 and has six homers. 


Louisville will look to the hot bats of Taner Fowler, Alicja Wolny, Katie Keller, Jordan Trimble, Kristin Austin and crew to soften up the IU pitching. Austin leads the BIG EAST with a .424 batting average and Fowler is third at .384


The Cards are batting .313 as a team this year and the only BIG EAST squad hitting over .300. 


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1 comment:

  1. Edwards sounds like she could be a force for just being a sophomore. Who are the other schools interested in her?

    -- Callie

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