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Friday, October 29, 2021

WSoc Falls to Duke 1-0 -- FH Senior Day vs #9 Syracuse -- More WBB Watch lists; FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Hello Louisville and hello Halloween weekend!

I cannot believe we are here at the end of fall sports season with Senior Days being held across campus and the kickoff to the winter holidays! Do you have your costume together yet? As of Thursday evening mine went from IL to NY with an expected delivery date of Nov 10 :| So, not looking great on that front.

I do have a back-up plan, however... it'll work out!

Onto the Cardinal news and notes of the land..

WSOC Falls on Senior Day 1-0 Duke

A rainy day in Louisville managed to clear out as the UofL Women's Soccer program began its scheduled events.  I believe Jared and Paulie were out there for coverage and to get pics.. if security let them in.  

Louisville moves to 7-7-2 on the year and 3-6-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.  It was a defensive battle between the two ball clubs as #2 Duke managed only 11 shot attempts on the night.   The Cards were down 0-1 at the half when Michelle Cooper found the back of the net. She had another chance at scoring in an open goal but it went wide.


UofL almost tied it up in the 82nd minute when Ruthie Jones left the net, Nina Nicosia had a shot but it was blocked by Duke defender, Katie Groff.   The Cardinals had 6 shots on the nights, one on goal.  Gabby Kouzelos finishes with 257 saves in her career. 

FH Senior Day vs #9 Syracuse

The #5 Cards FH squad is back at Trager Stadium for its regular season finale hosting Syracuse today at 3 p.m.  The Cards haven't played a home match since October 4th. 

UofL will honor seniors Alli Bitting, Erica Cooper, Mackenzie Karl, Sam Minrath, Camryn Pichea and Katie Schneider prior to Friday's contest versus the 'Cuse.  Cooper, Minrath and Pinchea are Louisville natives. 

With a 5-0 mark in ACC play, Louisville has clinched at least a share of the 2021 ACC regular season championship, marking the second straight regular season title for the Cardinals.  Syracuse (9-3) is second in the ACC standings with a 4-1 record in conference play.  A Louisville win would guarantee the outright regular season title and the top seed in the conference championship, while a Syracuse victory would result a tie for the regular season championship and a No. 1 seed for the Orange.   The ACC tournament is being hosted by Syracuse next weekend. The Orange will be fighting for a bye on their home turf. It will be a tough match!

Syracuse has six different players with 4+ goals this season.  They are led by Pleun Lammers with eight. Graduate student Quirine Comans has a team-high 22 points with seven goals, second on the team, and eight assists. Defensively, the Orange have held opponents to 1.0 goals per game on 6.1 shots per game while averaging 3.43 goals per game and 19.4 shots per game on the offensive front.

The game will be televised on the ACC Network.

WBB Kick-Off Luncheon being held Friday afternoon 

The hype is real for this squad!  The annual Kick-off Luncheon is being held in Downtown Louisville this afternoon.  Coach Walz celebrated his 50th birthday earlier in the week and talked about being with the Cards for 15 years.. in combo with another contract extension with UofL, it's been a good week for a coach who's obviously excited about his team. 

Olivia Cochran Named as 2022 Katrina McClain Award Candidate

University of Louisville women's basketball sophomore forward Olivia Cochran is one of 20 watch list candidates for the 2022 Katrina McClain Award.

Cochran was named to the All-ACC Freshman team last season after playing in 29 games with 25 starts, leading the team with 6.9 rebounds per game. She averaged 20.9 minutes, 9.9 points and 0.8 blocks.

Named after the two-time All-American and 1987 National Player of the Year, the annual award in its fifth year recognizes the top power forwards in women's NCAA Division I college basketball. A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.

Volleyball at Duke Sunday 1p.m.

The Cards will spend Halloween battling the Duke Blue Devils.  The gang will cover this one more on Saturday's recording. TV says it is on the ACCNX. 

(Photos by Jared Anderson) 

Have a great holiday weekend, yall
Go Cards


  1. Hello Friends!
    Arthur Here !

    Great write up, Daryl. I bet that UofL Tip Off Luncheon is a thing to admire for WBB! I wish we had something even close to it.

    I bet Paulie had a good time and did he take Ms. Sonja? Did you go, Daaryl? How about you Curtis? I need details! LOL

    Your Friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

    1. Sonja was there, and I made an appearance as well. It is a great event.


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