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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Golf Ties for First -- Weekend Happenings -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 Women's Golf Ties for First at Illini Invitational

Relying on a large rally heading into the final day of play at the Illini Invitational, Louisville Women's Golf shot an 11-under par to finish the event tied with #20 Georgia for first place.

Louisville was tied for fifth heading into the final day and posted a strong performance to leap up to first. The win is Louisville's first since taking home the title at the Cardinal Cup in 2019.

Kendall Griffin was the top Cardinal at the event with a final round score of 68 and overall score of 8-under-par to take second overall, individually. Lauren Thibodeau was right behind her with a 68 final-round score and a 6-under-par overall to place third.

Hana Ryskova shot a 2-under-par to finish tied for 18th. Carmen Griffiths shot a 3-over-par to finish 42nd. Mairead Martin was the final Cardinal in the event, finishing 50th after shooting a 5-over-par.

Louisville's fall season wraps up October 25-26 at the Club at Oldestone Invitational in Bowling Green, KY.

What to Watch for this Weekend

With the weekend swiftly approaching, plenty of fall sports are in action. With some of them in the home stretch, every match is crucial.

After dropping to #4 in the NFHCA Poll, Louisville Field Hockey travels to #12 Boston College for a 1:00 match. The Eagles are 9-3 overall, but sit at fifth in the conference with a 1-2 mark. The Cards are tied with Syracuse at the top with a 3-0 record. The Cards then travel to visit a 4-9 Northeastern squad on Sunday at noon.

#2 Louisville Volleyball is also on the road, with a Friday match against Virginia Tech and a Sunday match against Wake Forest. The Hokies are 9-9 on the year and the Demon Deacons are 10-7. The two foes are a combined 1-11 in conference play. The Cards should bring out the brooms for both matches, *hopefully*.

Louisville Women's Soccer only has one match this weekend, but they hope to stop the bleeding with a bounce back victory over Boston College at Lynn Stadium on Friday at 4:00 p.m. It's another double header with the men's team facing North Carolina shortly after the women's match ends. BC is 6-7-1 on the year and 0-6 in conference play so let's hope the Cards can cruise to a multi-goal performance victory to move up to 12 points in conference play.

Oh yeah, by the way, we are exactly three weeks away from the Louisville Women's Basketball exhibition at the KFC Yum! Center and the WBB Tipoff Luncheon is 15 days away on Oct 29th at the Galt House. 

Jeff Walz, Hailey Van Lith and Kianna Smith spent yesterday in Charlotte, NC at the ACC's WBB Media Day. No earth-shaking program or personnel information was revealed in Walz's chat with Packer and Durham or Van Lith and Smith's appearance on "Nothing But Net". We did find out, however,  that Van Lith hits the golf ball in low line drive fashion off the tee and Walz unveiled a life lesson:  "If the grass looks greener on the other side, it's because of the bull s#&% over there fertilizing it."  Deb Antonelli seemed to be stuck on the query "Dana who?" --( about what you'd expect from a NCST grad)... 


Happy Thursday and Go Cards!



  1. Griffin a transfer in from LSU and a solid addition to WGG. I had high hopes for that Irish gal Martin but it looks like she's not having the best of seasons.

    I like Deb Antonelli and hope like he'll she isn't turning into one of those "hey, look at me and I promote controversy" talking heads. She doesn't need to lapse into that.

    Nick O.

  2. I watched some of that ACC show yesterday and I came away with the impression that they are all ready to crown NCST champion. They may have a tournament streak going, but, which would you rather have -- the regular season title or tournament title?

    Curtis "Be Kind" Franklin

  3. Hello Friends
    Arthur Here!

    Our Amanda Butler at Clemson did get Kiara Lewis out of the portal and She is a bona fide guard but I doubt even she can lead my Tigers out of the second division off the ACC standings. I'm willing to give Amanda a few more years to make us a contender but I just wonder if she can compete with the powers of the league and their gameday facilities. In reality, its been about Clemson Football here for so long that no other sports get much.

    I like Van Lith. I hope she sets the ACC on fire.

    Your Friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer. SC

  4. Blue Lou's God damn-way-too-early WBB finish predictions;

    1) Louisville
    2) NC State
    3) FSU
    4) Georgia Tech
    5).Notre Dame
    6) Virginia Tech
    7) Duke
    8) Boston College
    9) North Carolina
    10) Miami
    11) Wake Forest
    12) Clemson
    13) Syracuse
    14) Virginia
    15) Pitt

    Blue Lou

    1. A good and probably very accurate look, Blue Lou. I do think FSU will be better with "Seminole Sue" back on the bench and Kiara Lewis may be just what Clemson needs to put them as a top five ACC ream.


  5. I guess Hartlage is on pro tour now?


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