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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Cardinal Couple - South for Softball, North for Lacrosse, East for Golf, Mellwood for Radio

South for Softball

The Softball squad was in action yesterday in Tallahassee, with our own Jared Anderson in attendance.  The squad wasn't able to get the win yesterday after a disastrous 5th inning that saw FSU hitting back to back doubles, followed by back to back homeruns to put 4 on the scoreboard.

Megan Hensley was in the circle and kept the 'Noles from crossing the plate for more than 4 innings, but things fell apart in the 5th.  Kyra Snyder entered the game in relief and finished off the rest of the game, but the damage had been done.  With 4 on the board for FSU, and UofL wasn't able to get any runs plated, the Seminoles took the first game of the series.

The Cards will be looking to get the win today started at 11am (time adjusted for expected weather).

The inimitable Mr. Anderson will be in attendance again today with his lovely girlfriend Katy.  You can check out his twitter account for some in-game tweets at

The series will conclude tomorrow with a 7pm first pitch.  The Cards will then return home for the last homestand of the season, welcoming Boston College in to Ulmer Stadium.  I haven't heard specific word, but it's likely that the Cards will celebrate Senior Day for the noon start against BC on the 29th.  There is one more home game after that, a mid-week tilt vs Marshall, but the program likes to do Senior Day celebrations during the weekend as more families are able to make the trip.

North for Lacrosse

Scott Teeter and his Lacrosse squad heads north Syracuse to finish off their regular season.  Both Louisville and Syracuse are looking to pick up a conference win before the season closes out, and one will get their wish.

Don't let an 0-6 standing in the ACC fool you, though, this Syracuse Lacrosse team is no joke.  They are 8-8 overall on the season, and even with that, they're sitting at 23rd in the RPI.  Winless in conference play and they're still a bubble NCAA team, you've got to give them credit for having a strong schedule across the board.  The only non-conference teams to hand SU an L were Maryland, an perennial powerhouse in Lacrosse...think on-par with UConn in Women's Basketball, and Northwestern, another very fine Lacrosse team.

UofL Lacrosse will go to the ACC championship tournament in Durham, NC, but they would have to make a very deep run, or perhaps improbably win the whole tournament, to have a real shot of making the 26 team NCAA tournament field.

East for Golf

OK, maybe a bit southeast...

Women's Golf is at the ACC Championship in Greensboro.  Stop me if you've heard this one
before...Olivia Cason is pretty good at golf.

Cason stands in 12th place overall in the tournament, leading the Cardinals contingent.  The Grandover Resort and Conference Center East Course seems to be playing pretty hard, with only 11 players at or below par in the first round.

The Cardinals squad is making a good showing for itself, with Molly Skapik and Delaney Shah in a tie for 30th at 4 over par and Lauren Hartlage in a tie for 39th with a 5 over.

Play continues through tomorrow.

Mellwood for Radio

 You can check out the replay of the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour on Facebook streaming at  We were sparse in the studio with only Paulie and I in attendance physically, though we did get a report from Jared (Katy could be heard in the background) on the war paint preparations for the FSU vs UofL Softball game.

Check out the stream and help us figure out a name for Touchdown Squirrel.  I believe my entry is going to be "Floyd", since he gained his fame at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium on Floyd Street.

(Softball photos courtesy of Jared Anderson today) 



  1. Asia's 3 x 3 team played themselves into the quarterfinals yesterday with a 4 - 1 ( 12 teams participated) record but lost today in the semi- finals.

    1. Tough loss to a veteran squad of nobodies. Glad to see Erin Boley get the win with her Oregon teammates. She is going to be something special for the "Quackers" in 2018-19.



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