BOTH CARDINAL SQUADS ON THE ROAD FOR ACC ACTION.
LOUISVILLE FIELD HOCKEY VS VIRGINIA
The 5-0 Field Hockey Cards end a 13-day hiatus from contests with a road trip to Charlottesville to face the 3-3 Virginia squad -- who has been inactive against opponents since October 12th.
Louisville fell to the Cavaliers last year at Trager Stadium 2-1, snapping a four-game win streak. The Cards come into the contest having out-scored opponents this year 13-4, with seven different Cardinals finding the net successfully. Cards goalkeeper Hollyn Barr leads the ACC with a 0.80 goals against average.
The Cavs started the 2020 fall season splitting a couple of games against visiting Wake Forest. They brought in Syracuse next and defeated the Orange in both contests. They then traveled to UNC and dropped a pair to the Tar Heels 5-1 and 2-1. Virginia was scheduled to play Boston College Oct 18th. but COVID-19 concerns on the B.C. squad caused this one to be postponed.
Other ACC Field Hockey matches today features 0-5 Duke at 1-5 Wake Forest.
For the Cards vs. Virginia today, dry conditions and a high of 80 degrees is expected in the Charlottesville area.
News on the ACC Field Hockey Tournament has been revealed. The event will take place Nov. 5-8 on the Duke campus. Thursday's three quarterfinal matches will begin Thursday Nov 5th. at 2 p.m. Friday's semifinals will start at 1:30 p.m. and the championship will take place Sunday Nov. 8th at noon All six matches will be televised on the ACC Network.
LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL AT PITT
The VolleyCards roll into the Steel City for a pair against the Panthers and the first match takes place tonight at 7 p.m.
It's a unexpectedly "down" year for Pitt Volleyball with a 3-3 record. The Panthers started the season at Syracuse and dropped both matches to the Orange in 3-2 and 3-0 sets. Pitt returned to the Fitzgerald Field House to best Boston College in two matches 3-1 and 3-0. Most recently, Pitt visited South Bend, where they split with Notre Dame...losing the opener 3-2 but sweeping the second day 3-0.
The Cards go into the contest with a 4-1 record aare aare ranked #6 in the NCAA. After an opening season loss to Notre Dame, the second match against the Irish was postponed due to positive COVID-19 testing on the Cardinal squad. Louisville has been on a four-game win streak since then -- beating B.C in Boston 3-0, 3-1 and shutting out Syracuse in the L&N Federal Credit Union Arena 3-0, 3-0.
We've gotten news from a couple of reliable sources that an attendance plan for Louisville basketball home games has been sent to Frankfort for Gov. Andy and his bunch's consideration and been sent back with a few suggested modifications.
Without going into a lot of details, since it is not official yet, we're hearing that attendance will most likely be limited to around 15% of regular capacity and increased social distancing between the fans and players are going to be in place. We'll continue to monitor the situation and update you when we get further information
Most likely, the ACC will take a glance now and either approve or come up with suggested modifications.
And...that's how it goes in 2020, folks...
CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR PODCAST
With 3/4ths of our Cardinal Couple crew previously committed to other obligations this upcoming Saturday, there won't be a podcast presentation this week.
You can (hopefully) expect to hear us again next week at 11 a.m. and there are several ways to listen in or catch the rebroadcast....You Tube and Anchor FM...being the most popular options. You can hear last week's show by clicking the staff picture at the top of the page, in case you missed it.
Have a fortunate Friday!!