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Thursday, October 15, 2020

New Rankings -- WBB Starts Practice -- Soccer Showdown -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 New Rankings

The new rankings have been released for volleyball and soccer, and we are not disappointed.

Volleyball jumped up three spots from #9 up to #6.  The Cards swept then-#8 Syracuse twice this past week to improve to 4-1.

Notre Dame sits one spot ahead at #5.  The Big 12 hold the top two spots with Texas and Baylor, respectively.  The SEC, which has not officially began volleyball, has Kentucky at #3 and Florida at #4.

Georgia Tech (9), Pitt (10), Miami (11), Duke (12), and Syracuse (14) round out the remaining ACC teams in the Top 15.

Soccer remained #13.  Louisville has not played since the first weekend in October after having a bye week.

North Carolina and Florida State still hold the #1 and #2 spots, as they have all year.  Clemson climbed up to #4, and Duke #5.  Virginia is the other ACC ranked higher than the Cards at #11.  Notre Dame rounds out the bunch at #14.

WBB Starts Practice

Louisville women's basketball began practicing again yesterday.  The Cards repped their masks during drills and the team shared a few photos on social media.

Soccer Showdown

Soccer is back in action today in a Top 15 showdown against Virginia in Charlottesville.

The Wahoos enter the match with a 4-1-1 record and a 2-1-1 mark in conference play.  Their match against North Carolina was cancelled, so Virginia last played on Oct. 4, when they took down Miami 3-0.

In six matches, Virginia has scored 10 goals for a 1.67 goals per match average.  They have allowed just six goals for an average of one goal per match allowed.

Lia Godfrey leads the Wahoos with two goals and three assists.  Diana Ordonez also has two goals along with one assist.  Six other players have recorded a goal.

Goalkeeping duties have been split so far this year.  Laurel Ivory has played 382 minutes over four matches with six goals allowed and five saves.  Cayla White has tallied 164 minutes in two matches with six saves and no goals allowed.

Louisville is 0-7 all-time against Virginia, all of which have taken place since the Cards joined the ACC.

The match will kickoff at 8:00 p.m., and will be featured on ACC Network.  They play after Florida State and Pitt play at 6:00 p.m., so there is a chance the Cards may kick off a tad late.

Happy Thursday and Go Cards!



  1. So glad WBB is back to doing something! I hope the reports will flow out of the practice facility to keep us all informed.

    Looks like WSOC has a tough match tonight against UVA. HArd to believe we've never beaten them.

    Nick O.

  2. And maybe they are powerhouses and are all of that but how can you put two teams in the top five when talking about womens volleyball when they have not played a single set?

    Is there going to be any SEC fall volleyball? I have heard and saw Paulie's item yesterday about so many planned spring sports. Sports at a time when colleges and universities are losing millions of dollars and we are in a rise in covid 19 cases? Where are the school going to find enough people to administer and run all these sports when colleges and universities have laid off so many staffers and personnel?

    I haven't seen a single thing on any kind of women's basketball schedule. Will there be a bubble for them, like in the WNBA? Will there be fans allowed in indoor settings to watch contests?

    I guess I'm a guy who has a ton of questions right?

    2020 sure is weird.

    Blue Lou

  3. I just checked up on the SEC volleyball schedule. It appears they followed the ACC structure with pods that feature two-match series. Kentucky starts their season this weekend and Florida starts next week.

    I agree that it’s odd to rank teams so high without playing a single match while other teams have played 5-6 matches.

  4. Of interest, the COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION has released their 2020-21 WBB schedule which goes from January 1 through Feb 28, is 18 games and features a lot of back-to-back games with the same team.

    We're not sure if the ACC is looking at something similar or not but it would be a strikingly different look than ever seen before. Imagine,for example, going to Notre Dame for backtoback games with them and the hosting NC State back to back in the KFC YUN Center...



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