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Friday, December 21, 2012

Cards face Wagner College Friday night


FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

( Game update....Louisville won 106-32. We'll be back later tonight with the full report.)

-Lady Cards and Seahawks meet for first time


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Louisville WBB goes up against Wagner on Friday night at the KFC YUM! Center at 7 p.m. No, it's not the high school located near St. Matthews, off Breckenridge Ln. It's not a collection of players ex-Cardinal Milt Wagner got together for some holiday fun. Not even the famous German opera composer's kin.
Composer Richard Wagner

Wagner College, located on Staten Island in New York, is in the Northeast Conference and has a student body of 2000. They play their home games in the Spiro Sports Center. Whether that's named after former vice-president in the Nixon administration Spiro T. Agnew or not we're not really sure...but we do know it was part of the area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

The Seahawks are 1-7 on the season, defeating Columbia 61-47. Notable losses have come at the hands of Pitt (69-35) and Syracuse (66-28). Ironically, both these schools are exiting the BIG EAST for the ACC. Last out, they were defeated on the road 77-54 by New Hampshire. They were 2-27 last year.

They don't exactly strike fear into the hearts of concerned Cardinal fans...I know...but it is the last game for 10 days for Louisville before facing Tennessee State on New Year's eve in the YUM! After that, the Cards dive into conference action with a January 5th. matchup at DePaul.

Wagner's head coach Lisa Cermignano is in her first year with the Seahawks and has several players from the Quebec Province. Canadian Stephanie Blais is a 6'2" sophomore who leads the team in scoring at 11.9 ppg. Fellow Quebecian 6'0" senior Marie-Laurence Archambault contributes 9.5 a game and shoots 45% from beyond the arc. Veronica Fournier adds 7.3 a contest. All three came from College Montmorency.

Louisville (10-2) enters the contest after a 75-39 dismantling of Washington State. The Cards put four in double figures...led by Sara Hammond's 18.

This is the first meeting between the two schools. It's the furthest west the Seahawks have travelled for a game since visiting Evanston, IL. back in 2007.  

What do we expect? Pretty much a blowout. The Seahawks have sunk eight three-pointers in a game on three occasions this year...so guarding the perimeter will be a priority for the Cards. Louisville should be able to get into their favored fast-break, transition offense early and often again the Seahawks and we expect another big outing from the front-line contingent of Vails, Hammond, Walton, and Reid (if Mo can go on the sore knee).

A fun holiday romp for the Cards before spending a few days with family and friends. Provided they take care of business. And, if the world doesn't end sometime today...we'll be back tonight with a post-game report. I wonder if Heaven has Broadband?

(Thanks to Quentin Voigt for a helpful and informative 'scout' on the Seahawks. Not the Seattle ones, either.)

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1 comment:

  1. Caution Cards. It's games like this that provide huge upsets. Take care of business tonight.

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