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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Arica Carter injury update -- Early Lacrosse start today -- Dilfer named to USA Collegiate National Team -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


How about a little lacrosse with that late morning cup of coffee? 

The Louisville LAX squad gets a early go of it today, with the 10 a.m. match against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium. The rain should be pretty much out of the Louisville area by then and the Cards face a Bearcat squad that they've never lost to in 11 lifetime matches. 

One person who will probably be wide awake and raring to go is Cardinal scoring threat Tessa Chad. She set a Louisville single game scoring record in the Cards last outing at Duquesne on Tuesday with nine goals. That also tied the single-game high in the NCAA this season. Louisville won easily against the Dukes 23-13.

The Cards (3-6) face a Bearcat squad on a two-game losing streak. Cincinnati had faced and fell to Central Michigan and Michigan prior to getting on the bus and heading south on I- 71 to visit Louisville. They play their action in the American Athletic conference and were a pre-season fifth pick in the polls. The Bearcats are 3-4 overall, but two of those losses have come to top 25 squads. 


Although she hasn't officially stepped on the Cardinal Arena Court as a Card yet, transfer from TCU Tori Dilfer is bringing an impressive resume with her. The setter has been named to the 12-player roster for "the WUGS" (World University Games).

Dilfer tried out for the squad from March 1-3 out at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. (As far as we know, Walz was NOT out there skiing) and she'll be part of a unit that will travel to Naples, Italy for action from July 4-13. Accompanying her, though, were Cardinals Piper Roe and Melanie McHenry. Other USA teams will be named in the upcoming days. 

Our Volleyball expert, Jeff McAdams, may be updating today's column with additional Volleyball news as well. 

Dilfer, out of San Jose, CA, spent two years at TCU before transferring to Louisville.

If you are a fan of the NFL, you'll probably remember her father, Trent Dilfer, who spend 14 years playing quarterback for Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Seattle, Cleveland and San Francisco. He was the quarterback for the 2000 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and is currently the head football coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, TN. 

(Maybe he'll stop by the Football Complex on one of his visits to the Belknap Campus and...OK, never mind...they got enough to sort out over there these days...) 


Yes, we have news on the MRI results on Arica Carter's knee. 

Jeff Walz has been on recruiting visits the last few days 
(seven home visits in three days) and that might be the reason that UofL did not release any information on the guard's status. 

Arica has a knee contusion, it is painful, but she should be back in about a week and will be available for first round action in the NCAA Tournament, Walz said this morning. 

A bruised knee is an injury that causes pain and usually discoloration in your patella. Patella is the medical term for kneecap. A bruised knee is also called a patellar contusion. A bruised kneecap occurs from a direct injury to your kneecap.

To control pain, bleeding, and inflammation, keep the muscle in a gentle stretch position and use the RICE formula:
  1. Rest. Protect the injured area from further harm by stopping play. ...
  2. Ice. Apply ice wrapped in a clean cloth. ...
  3. Compression. Lightly wrap the injured area in a soft bandage or ace wrap.
  4. Elevation.

The Cards await Selection Night to find out where they will be seeded and where they will travel to after playing their first two games at the KFC YUM! Center. 

We'll let you know when we know.

Here's the "Bananas" song to keep you busy until Selection Monday


Have a tremendous Thursday!



  1. Sgt. Schultz followed by "Yes We Have No Bananas"'re killin' it, Paulie!

  2. Great news on Arica that it isn't an ACL.

    Curtis "I got nothing today" Franklin

  3. Paulie apparently thinks I can pull volleyball news out of thin air, so he steals my thunder with the Tori Dilfer news. :D

    I've got nothing beyond the Dilfer playing in the WUGs news.

    They're into their spring schedule, with the next match at 6pm March 29th at Cardinal Arena against Kentucky. This week is spring break, I believe, so not a whole heckuva lot going on right now....coaches out recruiting.

  4. Good news on Arica. Heard Sam is only a minor sprain, so both should be ready by next week 😁


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