FRIDAYS WITH DARYL
Good Friday morning to all,
The baseball gods are funny sometimes, sending hurricane storms our way last night causing the Thirsty Thursday Bats baseball to get postponed... allowing me to get home in time for today's write up. Back to reporting the news, as several fall sports released their schedules for the upcoming seasons. Jared's already blocking off his calendar for multiple game-day photo coverage.
The gang will definitely have thoughts on some stand-out games from the releases on Saturday's podcast recording. The rivalry games/matches are always fan favorites. Postseason rematch and revenge is always sweet, too! Volleyball and Field Hockey look to build off of record setting seasons and Women's Soccer looks to improve on a tough overall split season from last year.
Check out the fall slates!
2021 Louisville Volleyball Schedule
(photo from UofL Volleyball Instagram)
UofL opens the season in Tempe where they will battle Cal Poly, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Arizona on Aug. 27-28. The Cardinals will host the Cardinal Classic, which will feature Missouri, South Dakota and Northern Kentucky Sept. 3-5 in L&N Federal Credit Union Arena. The annual rivalry game with reigning NCAA champs (blehhhhhh) the 'blue team' is September 15th at L&N. There are 13 home matches for the Cards. In the spring, UofL finished the 2020 season 15-3 and ACC Champs.
2021 Louisville Field Hockey Schedule
(photo from gocards.com)
The Cards 2021 schedule includes nine regular season home contests. The slate also features four NCAA tournament teams including national champion North Carolina and runner-up Michigan as well as 10 opponents ranked among the top 20 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) final 2020-21 poll. The Cardinals will kick off a tough five-game road swing in mid-October at #2 Michigan in a rematch of the 2020-21 NCAA semifinal game where UofL fell 2-1 to the Wolverines in a shootout.
2021 Louisville WSoccer Schedule
(photo from UofL WSoccer Instagram)
The Cards open the season with four consecutive home games hosting Ball State on Saturday, Aug. 14. They then host Western Michigan on Aug. 19, James Madison on Aug. 26 and Northern Kentucky on Aug. 29. The Cardinals will play 11 home games at Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium. Ten ACC matchups and no Kentucky (currently) on the 2021 slate
Random thought: Two weeks from the Olympics!!!
Go Cards and Go USA!