Hoops, Volleyball, Field Hockey and Cross Country headline this weekend
These are the days we were starving for back in July at Cardinal Couple. The next couple of days will be action-packed with Cardinal women's athletics...most of them on the road...but a lot to keep track of, cheer for and report on.
Let's kick it off with WBB. They take the drive up I-65 to hit Naptown and face a very decent IUPUI team. No slouches here, these Jaguars...making the WNIT last year with 20+ wins and a strong, tall front line. they decimated the Oakland (IN) Oaks in their opener by 40+ and are picked the finish 3rd in the Summit League. The Cards lead the series 4-0 and bounced them by 30 points in the last meeting back in 2009 in Louisville. We have no doubt that the Mad Scientist will experiment with a wide variety of lineup configurations and combinations in this one...he has indicated he'll start two freshmen (Moore and Hines-Allen) and three seniors (Hammond, Schimmel and Smith) and Arica Carter would be called on as a back up point guard.
It'll be on ESPN 680 Radio and at gocards.com beginning at 5 p.m. Worldwide will be there in Indy and discuss what he sees on our Radio Show Saturday.
|JASMINE BENNETT IS HEADED TO UOFL VOLLEYBALL.|
Field Hockey will play their first round NCAA Championship game against #4 ranked Stanford Saturday in Storrs, CT. We'll get an inside look into the Cardinal from Trees Field Hockey beat writer Carlie Elizabeth Tenenbaum that we'll run in the Saturday Cardinal Couple. Be advised that this Stanford squad is as stingy at giving up goals...(19 games where their opponents have scored less than two)...but Coach Sowry has a plan...and she has previously concocted upsets over #1 and #4 this year. We also have 12 delightful minutes with Coach J. that we'll air on the radio show.
The NCAA Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships are also in Louisville this weekend and will be run at E.P. "Tom Sawyer" Park this morning...the women starting at noon and the men at 1 p.m. The Cardinal women runners have finished in the top 15 of every race they've participated in this season and Benadate Cheruiyot, Emily Bushey, Megan Klien, Leah Kiyohara and Kelsie Schwartz will try to get the Cards qualified for the NCAA Championships. 40 teams participating...let's hope the rain holds off...
Finally, congratulations to the hard working coaches on campus who are getting some great 2015 commits! Louisville WBB with the #1 ranked class? Wow...Durr, DeGrate, Fuerhing, Cole and Jones. Softball with some excellent future stars...the ACC better look out...across the board, the UofL women's sports programs are drawing the brightest, the most talented and highly heralded.
Good days ahead, tater...
Hear Jeff Walz talk about the newest WBB Cardinals at the link below:
JEFF WALZ DISCUSSES THE 2015 CLASS WITH THE MEDIA