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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

A very Happy Valentine's Day to all associated with women's athletics at the University of Louisville and roses and chocolates to the UofL women's softball team.

The softball Cards won two games yesterday in the Houston Marriott classic. They knocked off Baylor 6-5 in the opener, jumping out to a 6-0 lead and hanging on for the win. In the nightcap, UofL defeated Houston 7-2 with sophomore Tori Collins taking the mound and tossing a career high 11 strikouts. Action concludes today with Louisville facing Ohio State.

On the hardwood, Jeff Walz and the Lady Cards square off against Pittsburgh in the Peterson Event Center. The 5:30 tipoff will be shown nationwide on ESPN2. Louisville (11-13, 3-8) looks to end a four game losing streak when they take on the Panthers. Pittsburgh (12-11, 1-9) is also on a four game losing streak.

For Louisville, it's back to a thin roster. Only eight Cardinals will be available for action today. The Cards will be looking to get Becky Burke out of her current slump. The sophomore guard has totaled only twelve points in her last two games. Pittsburgh is feeling the effects of losing All Big East performer Shavante Zellous who graduated and was a rookie sensation in the WNBA past season.

A full tilt of UofL sports for the TV viewer today, with the men's team playing Syracuse in the Carrier Dome at 1 p.m. this afternoon. Be nice to your better half, get all your trips and shopping done early and enjoy what will hopefully be a great day for Louisville softball, women's basketball and a major upset victory for the men's hoops team. Maybe a candlelight dinner with the women's game on in the background?

And, don't forget to share your box of chocolates, girls...

Written by Paul 2/14/10

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