I had the chance to interview two coaches heading their squads into ACC Tournament play yesterday. Justine Sowry has her #1 seeded Louisville Field Hockey squad beginning action on Friday in Chapel Hill, NC against the winner of the #4 Virginia vs. #5 Wake Forest match that will take place Thursday. The Cards got the quarterfinal bye due to going 7-1 in the fall ACC competition and winning the tie-breaker over #2 seed UNC by virtue of beating them in regular-season play. Game time for the Cards opener is 1:30 p.m.
Coach discusses the season, the upcoming tournament and her student-athletes in this informative and comprehensive talk we had, You can hear it at the link below:
Karen Ferguson Dayes takes the #6 seed Louisville Women's Soccer squad to the Wake Med Soccer Complex in Cary, NC for ACC Women's Soccer Tournament action next week. The Cards will face #3 seed Virginia in quarter-final play. After Sunday's action, the Cards ended up in a three-way tie for sixth in the regular season standings with a 4-4 record. The Cards won the tie-breaker between them, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame by winning the point-differential margin over the two and their head-to-head win over Virginia Tech.
Coach and I discussed the tournament, the season and some of her student-athletes as well and you can here our discussion at the link below:
I appreciate both coaches taking time out of their busy planning and strategy sessions to speak with me. You can follow all the action on the ACC Network for both tournaments live and we'll offer you updates and by-lines on the contests here at your leader for the joy and excitement of UofL Women's Sports -- CARDINAL COUPLE !
ACC TOURNAMENT PICK "EM"
We haven't had a huge response yet to the ACC Tournament Pick 'Em yet....maybe it's because were not offering a gift and no one wants to go out with me, discuss technology with Jeff or Case or have their picture taken by Jared...Maybe it's because of election anxiety -- or maybe the dog ate your selections.
It was also brought up to me that, in the initial announcement, no tie-breaker was mentioned. So, I'll propose that the tie-breaker be the final score of the final game in each tournament.
Since the ACC Field Hockey is first up, you might want to hurry and get those selections in. You can leave them in the comments section or e-mail Jared with your picks at: firstname.lastname@example.org or us here at email@example.com
I persisted Sonya for her Field Hockey picks last night while we were watching election returns and, after originally telling me to "just write me down for Louisville winning everything" I did get her to fill out the complete tournament and final score. she declined to have a date with me, has no interest in techno stuff but might be open for a photo shoot with Jared.
Quarters: WAKE FOREST, UNC, DUKE
Semis: LOUISVILLE, UNC
Finals: LOUISVILLE wins 2-1
Have a wonderful Wednesday!