Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Volleyball News, Women's Golf in Minnesota -- Never Forget -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
VOLLEYBALL VS. KENTUCKY A SELL-OUT
The Friday night volleyball match against Kentucky is now sold out. In this next "battle of the Bluegrass" the venue is Cardinal Arena...the home court for the Cards nestled on Floyd Street in the SAC building. If you haven't purchased a ticket yet, too bad.
Louisville traveled to Lexington last year and fell to the Cats in Memorial Coliseum. We'll have much more on this as the game draws closer. I haven't found an official announcement on whether this one will be shown on the ACC Network Extra or not.
The Cats are 4-4 on the season...after losing their first three, they've taken three out of their last four. They are now a ranked team at #20 in the latest poll. Louisville stands at 6-3 on the season. The Cards fell out of the top 25 in yesterday's poll.
WOMEN'S GOLF IN MINNESOTA
The Chip and Putt Cards are participating in the Minnesota Invitational and are currently in sixth place after two rounds on the Prestwick Golf Club course in Woodbury, MN. Louisville is 13 strokes back of leader San Jose State.
Lauren Hartlage leads the way for Courtney Trimble's swingers with a two round, two under par 142 total. She's tied for sixth place in the overall standings. Also participating for Louisville are:
Mairead Martin 73-73 t-21
Olivia Cason 73-74 t-31
Margot Bechadegue 74-73 t-31
Lauren Thibodeau 76-72 t-38
Kristen Engle 78-74 t-66
The Cards complete action today and are paired with Kentucky (tied for 4th place) and Middle Tennessee (tied for 4th place). Hit 'em straight, Cards and stay out of the sand!
It was 17 years ago today when the United States was the victim of a series of four coordinated attacks from the Islamic terrorist group al-Queda.
2996 people lost their lives in this cowardly, airplane hi-jacking attack and over 6,000 were injured. The North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a thwarted attempt where the plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA. Others died later due to 9/11 related cancer and respiratory complications over the following months and years.
343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers were killed.
As you go through the day today, remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attack.
Do you remember were you were that Tuesday morning? I do.
I was out making sales calls for the coffee company I worked for. I had walked into a chain drugstore to buy some replacement batteries for a electrical device associated with my work. A morning show that was on the television near checkout was interrupted with the news.
I stood there at the counter with several other patrons and employees and watched with shock, disbelief and horror as those almost two hours unfolded...leaving eventually to listen on my car radio and then heading to my father's house to watch on television.
It was not a day to be selling coffee. My elderly father recalled Pearl Harbor. The friends he lost there. Dad was one of the lucky ones.
I attended a Louisville football game 11 days later in Champaign, IL against the Illini. I'll never forget the thousands of American flags that myself and other fans were waving in the air throughout the game and during the halftime remembrance. We are not Cardinals or Fighting Illini that day. We were Americans.
Never forget. Always remember. The hated and eventually captured Osama bin Laden. We must never allow something like this to happen on our shores again.