Jared's Favorite Soccer Photos
The soccer regular season recently concluded and the Cards are one of eight teams gearing up for the ACC Tournament. This season went about as expected, with Louisville finishing 4-4 and earning the 6-seed. Like the field hockey photos from last year, the soccer photos range from action to celebration to pregame activities. You may have seen some of the photos already while others may be new.
Louisville gears up for a first round match against 3-seed Virginia tonight at 8:00 p.m., on the ACC Network.
The Wahoos come into the match ranked #10 in the country, boasting a 7-2-1 record and 5-2-1 in the ACC. They are fresh off back-to-back wins against Boston College and Syracuse. Alexa Spaanstra leads Virginia with five goals. Both goals in Virginia's regular season over Louisville came from Spaanstra. Lia Godfrey leads the team with five assists.
Emina Ekic ranks second in the ACC and fourth in the NCAA with 1.88 points per match. Her 0.75 goals per match is also second in the ACC and sixth overall in the NCAA. Louisville is 0-8 against Virginia all-time, including this year's 2-0 loss.
The match is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. However, with three matches scheduled before the Cards play it is likely kickoff may be later. Field conditions are also expected to be rough with no team to even the grass between matches.
We had six entries for field hockey. Currently, there are six entries for soccer with one of them being a new face from the last Pick Em, but you still have until 12:30 p.m. today to submit those!
Paulie and Sonya each went 3-3 in the field hockey Pick Em, never able to fully recover from 1-2 starts on the first day. Nick O and Arthur each went 4-2 with mirroring brackets. Curtis was rocking a 5-0 bracket going into the championship game, where he had the Cards downing North Carolina again. Jared edged out Curtis in the end by going 6-0 after picking UNC over UofL. I think I'll pass on the prizes, although finding a way to take selfies on a camera would be quite interesting!
Soccer is a chance to redeem yourself or join in on the fun! It always adds a little extra excitement when watching the other matches. I will provide an update on Thursday.
Feel free to leave your picks in our comments section. In case of tie, you might want to leave a guess at the final score of the championship game also with the, You can also e-mail your picks to the Cardinal Couple e-mail address.... email@example.com or directly to me firstname.lastname@example.org
As it was in Field Hockey, no official prize is being awarded except for a date with Paulie, technology discussion with Case and Jeff or a photo shoot with Jared.,,,but if you win you can proudly boast about your prowess on social media outlets and those lengthy Zoom and Skype meetings a lot of us have to endure weekly.
As an example for you, here are Sonya's picks:
Quarterfinals: FSU, Duke, UNC, Louisville
Semifinals: FSU, Louisville
Finals: Louisville 1-0
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!