Saturday, April 4, 2015
Ariana Freeman transferring...Softball falls in extra innings -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
ARIANA FREEMAN LEAVING LOUISVILLE
CARDINAL COUPLE has confirmed that freshman Ariana Freeman will be transferring from Louisville's women's basketball team.
Freeman, a 5'9" guard from Manassas, VA, played in 19 games for Louisville in the 2014-15 season. She averaged 0.8 ppg in 98 minutes. Freeman scored 16 points and grabbed 23 rebounds for Louisville. She shot 26% from the floor (5-19) and 54% from the charity stripe (6-11).
Freeman is seeking an opportunity for more playing time and her move makes sense to us here at CARDINAL COUPLE.
Usually the last off the bench and primarily relegated to mop-up minutes...Freeman nevertheless displayed good defensive abilities and passing skills and should be a good fit at a school elsewhere than Louisville...where the current and incoming players had more advanced skill sets.
We wish her the best in her future career and hope she finds and succeeds in getting the playing time she seeks.
SOFTBALL FALLS IN EXTRA INNINGS TO VT
Louisville Softball takes their second conference loss of the season on a no-out, 2 RBI home run in the bottom of the ninth inning last night in Blacksburg, VA to the Virginia Tech Hokies by the score 4-2.
The Cards took an early lead in the top of the third when Kelsi Jones singled and came home when the Gobblers made two errors on a Whitney Arion at-bat.
This one went back and forth, one run at a time...Louisville leading 2-1 in the sixth after Kayla Soles doubled home Hailey Smith. The Hokies responded by filling the bags with no outs in the seventh but were only able to push the tying run across the plate.
A leadoff triple and subsequent home run by VT ended this one in the bottom of the ninth.
Shelby McCombs takes the loss after two innings of relief to go to 8-3 on the year. The Cards are now 22-10 on the season and 11-2 in the ACC. The teams will get together today for a doubleheader beginning at noon.
LACROSSE HOSTS #2 UNC TODAY
#10 Louisville Lacrosse hosts #2 North Carolina today at 1 p.m. at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium. It'll be the first meeting ever between the two schools in Lacrosse.
The Tar Heels (10-2, 3-1) enter the match after wins over Va. tech and Notre Dame last week.
Louisville (9-3, 1-2) defeated American last week 20-6 in Washington, D.C. The Cards got six goals from Cortnee Daley in the win. Faye Brust and Hannah Kolowski added five scores each.
It is Louisville's first home game since March 18th....the Cards going 3-1 on the road with appearances at Virginia Tech, Longwood, Northwestern and American.
An Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle and player autographs are planned as part of the festivities. Probably not during the match...although it might be jolly good fun to see a draw control inside the bouncy castle...
Cardinal Couple will be there for the action and to gather post-game comments and reactions.
CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO TODAY!
Prior to the Lacrosse game, we'll be in the Crescent Hill Studios for another edition of CARDINAL COUPLE Radio Hour
We'll do our Louisville WBB wrap-up and breakdown of the season and also discuss softball and lacrosse. We expect a full house for this one...so tune in to WCHQ 100.9 FM or stream the show at www.crescenthillradio.com at 11 a.m. this morning. Crescent Hill Radio will also be broadcasting the Crescent Hill Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade after our show...so be sure to stay tuned for that!
We'll also hide Easter eggs around the studio for Sam to find and then crash the parade broadcast, commandeer the microphone and throw eggs at the participants...especially Don Paulie...when he rides by on his float filled with chimps and "associates".
Join Paulie, Worldwide and Sam 'the dry weather' radio intern as we discuss the joy and excitement of UofL women's athletics! Internet link below:
WORLDWIDE WEARS HIS BUNNY PAJAMAS FOR THE SHOW !!