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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Cards Have Strong Second Day at ACC Tournament -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Track and Field Pushing Towards Regional Qualification


As the ACC Track and Field Championships head into their final day, Louisville is sitting in a pretty decent position as they look to qualify for the NCAA Regional. After two full days, the women's team sits in second, with the men not far behind in sixth. Today's events were pushed up to start in the morning due to bad weather in the forecast. The live stream for today's events will be available on the ACC Network extra starting at Noon, and covering mostly the running events.

Louisville women finishing in the top ten in their events yesterday were as follows:  Holly Hankenson (4) and Addie Wanner (8) in the Heptathlon; Gabriela Leon (2), Morgan Zacharias (4), and Aliya Welter (8) in the Pole Vault; Rashida Harris (2) in the Shot Put; and Aurilla Wilson (8) in the 3000m Steeplechase.

Today's events for the women's side will include the triple jump, high jump, discus, and the majority of the track finals. Tune in to root on the Cards as they look to finish strong and advance to the next stage of the postseason.

Hines-Allen, Fuehring Feature in Mystics Loss


It wasn't a great game overall for the Washington Mystics in their first preseason game against the Minnesota Lynx, but both former Cards saw a reasonable number of minutes, even if they subbed for one another. Myisha Hines-Allen started at power forward for Washington and was actually tied for the team lead in points, despite playing only a shade over 13 minutes. MHA finished with 8 points on 4-7 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, three fouls, and two turnovers. She was 0-1 from three and had one shot blocked.


Sam Fuehring, in her first WNBA action, saw 14 minutes. Though she only scored two points, it was on 1-2 shooting (0-1 from three), and she added two rebounds, an assist, just one foul, two turnovers, and a blocked shot. MHA and Sam's four turnovers were a chunk of the team's only 13, but one other player finished with two and another with three.

 Maci Morris, who you all may recognize from that school to the east of Louisville,, played 3:44 for the Mystics and recorded no stats.

The Mystics will play their next preseason game next Friday against the Atlanta Dream, where Fuehring and Hines-Allen will both look to put up impressive performances. They'll not get the chance to go against Cardinal Forever Angel McCoughtry...whose status is uncertain after the horrible knee injury she suffered back in Augut of 2018.

Meanwhile, Arica Carter will get her chance with the Phoenix Mercury today against LA, and the New York Liberty, starring Asia Durr, will play their first (?) two preseason games Monday and Tuesday against the Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream, respectively. Their game against the Chinese National Team is not listed as an official game.

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour


After our week off for a wild Derby Day, the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour is back this week bringing you all of the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics. We'll talk track and field briefly, discuss the young careers of our new WNBA players, and chat about the untimely slump of UofL softball.

Paulie has also prepared the first Worldwide Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Quiz for the knuckleheads. You're welcome to play along at home and see if you can beat the crew.

Jared is sorting change and won't be with us, but we'll have Paulie, Worldwide, Daryl, and myself in studio this week. Tune in to WCHQ FM at 11AM via 100.9FM, the WCHQ app, wchqfm.com, or on Facebook Live.

Until next time, Go Cards!
-CH-

2 comments:

  1. Solid minutes for Sam and MHA. Doesn’t seem like you can put too much of the loss on the former Cards, although I would like to see a little more productivity from them as they continue to grow and develop.

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  2. Arica shot 2-2 in 3 point range with a steal in her 12 minutes but had issues with fouls and turnovers. Pretty normal for rookies to come in and realize that it is a faster game which must be adjusted to just as when they moved into college from high school.

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