Thursday, March 26, 2015
Softball, Lacrosse get wins -- Thursday Cardinal Couple
BECKER DELIVERS IN CIRCLE, AT BAT IN 6-1 WIN OVER IU.
When Maryssa Becker finally got a chance to bat instead of being walked, she made the most of it Wednesday afternoon in the Cards five run win over the Hoosiers. Her 2 RBI double in the fifth inning gave the Cards a comfortable 5-1 lead over visiting IU.
The blast to right-center scored Kelsi Jones and Whitney Arion and Becker made sure the margin got no smaller...delivering five innings of no-run, four hit relief in the circle which improved her record to 8-2 on the season.
Louisville took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first but the Hoosiers tied it up in the top of the second. Louisville head coach Sandy Pearsall went to Becker in the circle after starter Shelby McCombs had allowed three hits in the first two innings. The Oregon native took control.
The Cards took the lead for good when Kayla Soles singled in the fourth and scored on a IU throwing error that allowed Nicole Pufahl to reach third. Pufahl made the circuit when Brittany Sims singled her home. 3-1 Louisville after four.
Up next, the Cards face Syracuse for two this weekend at Ulmer in games that were originally scheduled to be played at the Orange softball field but were moved to Louisville over weather concerns.
In attendance were UofL WBB players Megan Deines and Sydney Brackemyer "supporting their compatriots" according to a tweet from Syd the Kid.
That's ten bonus points for Syd with the use of 'compatriots' in a game attendance tweet.
Be sure to listen to Saturday's Cardinal Couple Radio show on WCHQ 100.9 for our delightful post game chats with Coach P. and Maryssa after today's game. Air time is 11 am
We'll try to use "compatriots" at least twice in the broadcast...
CARDS MAKE SHORT WORK OUT OF LONGWOOD IN 15-4 LACROSSE WIN
Louisville Lacrosse wasted no time in establishing dominance over homestanding Longwood University yesterday afternoon...scoring four goals in the first three minutes of the match. Kaylin Morissette found net 86 seconds into the contest and was quickly followed by goals from Cortnee Daley, Hannah Kolowski and Carissa Corbett.
The Cards held a 7-0 advantage until Longwood scored on a free position goal with 2:24 to go in the first half...Louisville taking that six goal lead into halftime.
Louisville scored first in the final half on another Morissette shot and increased the lead as the game progressed. Kowloski notched her fourth goal to close out the scoring with 6:15 left in the match. Faye Brust also had four goals for Louisville...who improves to 8-2 on the season.
Morissette set a single game UofL record with eighteen draw controls (out of a possible twenty one). To describe that to the non-Lacrosse informed...it's the equivalent of controlling 18 jump balls in a basketball game.
The Cards will have a long time to celebrate this one. The scheduled team charter flight back to Louisville was a "no-go"...so the team will bus back to Louisville via US 60 and I-64. That's 520 miles and about nine hours...plus a stop or two to dine and stretch the legs. Happy motoring, girls!
WE LIKE THESE ODDS...
The internet search engine BING has proclaimed that the Louisville WBB women's basketball team has a 88% chance of winning their Saturday Sweet Sixteen game against Dayton. We approve.
Radio "bad boy" Jared Stillman, who made a cameo appearance in the press box for yesterday's softball game has proclaimed the girls will win by 20 points. The always-loquacious and definitely opinionated personality on 93.9 FM also proposes that if the Cards defeat UConn to get to the Final Four, Jeff Walz should immediately be enshrined in the College Basketball Hall-of-Fame.
You just keep talking, Jared. It's what your good at. Predictions and proposals? Maybe not your strong suit...