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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Busy Day for Louisville Athletics -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Softball Falls to BYU

After a rough first day in California, the woes continued for the softball Cards yesterday. Up against BYU's ace, with Maryssa Becker on the mound for Louisville, it was a pitchers' battle for much of the game. The two teams were locked scoreless for the first four and a half innings, before the Cougars broke through for two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Louisville threatened to get one back after a Becker single and a Funke (who was running for Becker) steal, but Funke was left stranded. BYU wasn't finished scoring, though, as they pushed two more unearned runs across in the bottom of the sixth. Louisville had no answer in the top of the seventh and the game ended with a final tally of 4-0. 

Becker fell to 6-3 on the season and the Cards to 7-5. It was a tough weekend for Louisville, but all three losses were to ranked teams. We all have mixed views on "moral victories," but it is valuable in any sport to reduce bad losses. The Cards hung tough in all three games, and the perseverance shown will likely pay dividends later in the season. Louisville will finish out their weekend today with games against Cal and CS Fullerton before they return home next weekend. The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:30PM Eastern.

Cardinal IX off to Hot Start

After a perfect opening weekend, including a win over then #22 Maryland, and a 19-3 thrashing of EKU on Wednesday, the Louisville baseball team opened their weekend series against Omaha with a 7-2 win. Cardinals' ace, Brendan McKay improved his record to 2-0 with another solid game, despite an uncharacteristic 4 walks. McKay also continued to support himself at the plate with two hits and an RBI. Louisville continues the series with Omaha today at 1PM. 

Full Slate

In addition to the games already listed, Louisville teams will see action in nearly every sport. The lacrosse team takes on Brown in Florida at 1:00. Women's and men's tennis both take the court, and track, swimming, and men's golf will all be in action as well. 

In addition to Louisville sports, the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour will be live as well. Worldwide and I will be without our fearless leader, so tune into 100.9 WCHQ at 11 AM to see how well we can handle the pressure alone.

Until next time, Go Cards.


  1. Good morning cards fans.I've been watching Sam Fuehring's game. She remind me of Kurt Ramis (LA LAKERS)1981 Power Forward.Like kurt she's willing to do the dirty work coming off the bench.If its rebounding ,scoring or diving for loose balls the hustle plays.


  2. Sam is a warrior for sure. Poor softball, still not quite top 25 caliber. Let's hope they can leave the coast on a happy note

  3. Hello, kiddies! All well after day one of the getaway. Awoke to rain and wind so hiking may not be the top priority but we'll find some other kind of mischief to get into. Paige Sherrard will be joining Worldwide and Jeff on the Big Show this morning, so make sure a have a listen.

    Going for omelettes and a bit of coffee in a few. Reception on the laptop better than I expected but this'll probably be the last time I sign on today. Cardinal on, people!


  4. How will the womens basketball team do in the ACC tournament poll?I myself picked them being eliminate in the semifinals.Only because cards don't have a true point guard.

  5. Great interview with Asia Taylor


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