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Friday, October 22, 2010

Travelling weekend for soccer, field hockey

-Field Hockey travels to New England
-Soccer tags along to the East Coast
-Volleyball at Cardinal Arena this weekend
-Here come the Huskies
-That old Brass Hat
Welcome to the weekend! We're glad you made it! Kick off your dress shoes, have a beverage and put on some Skynyrd...we'll tell you all about what's happening with women's sports at UofL...and more! A great montage of some of Bustin's 'bust them up' stick swingers to the right.
Pam Bustin's Louisville TEAM CARDINAL Field Hockey squad is off to the northeastern part on the United States to face two foes. They'll grace the tiny state of Rhode Island Saturday to engage the Providence Friars in exciting college field hockey action. Then, it's off to New Hampshire for an out of conference affair versus the University of New Hampshire.
UofL is 11-5, 4-1 on the season and coming off a huge weekend where they took down Villanova and Iowa at the Trager. We fully expect Nicole Youman and crew to get the broom out and sweep the weekend games. We'll look forward to a blog entry from one of the girls after they return from the trip. Go, you Field Hockey Cardinals!
Women's Soccer makes the East Coast swing as well this weekend. They'll close out the regular season in the Garden State with a 7 p.m. Friday night game at Seton Hall (6-9-1, 2-6-1) and then motor over to Piscataway for a match against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University (6-8-1, 3-5-1).
These two are huge. The Cards are in fifth place currently in the National Division of the BIG EAST. The top five teams in each division advance to the BIG EAST tournament, so Karen Ferguson Dayes team controls its own fate. Win both and you're in, ladies.
Louisville defeated the Pirates last year in Cardinal Park in overtime and tied Rutgers. The BIG EAST tournament begins Oct. 28th., with first round and quarterfinal games to be played at various BIG EAST sites. The higher ranked get the home field advantage.
Kick it in the net, girls and bring two "W"'s back to the Ville.
Volleyball isn't travelling this weekend. Instead, they'll host Georgetown and South Florida in Cardinal Arena. Friday night they'll destroya the Hoyas at 7 p.m. The team encourages you to bring canned goods to the contest for their food drive. Each attendee will also get a raffle ticket for each canned good they bring and the winners will receive a UofL athletics gift package. Georgetown (13-10, 3-4) lost their last time out to USF in five games.
Sunday features South Florida. No love lost between these two opponents. The event is deemed to be a "Red Out" and also it is Awareness of Domestic Violence Day and Muhammad Ali Center Day. This one will also be shown on WHAS TV and begins at 1 p.m. Terry Meiners will not be doing the halftime interviews with Leonid Yelin.
Louisville is on a six game win streak and tied for first place in the BIG EAST standings. The defense is looking better each time out with Gwen Rucker and Amanda Simmons playing huge above the net and Lola Arslanbeckova, Anastasia Artemeva and Emily Juhl providing the spikeability on offense. Look for the Cards to extend that win streak to eight when the lights are turned off in Cardinal Arena Sunday night.
Football at PJCS this Saturday when Charlie Strong's 3-3 Cards host the Connecticut Huskies, also 3-3. UConn has suspended their starting quarterback for the rest of the season and plans on starting a redshirt freshman who has thrown five passes all year.
Louisville has not suspended Bilal Powell, Adam Froman or Josh Bellamy and the Cards will shoo the Huskies off the sportsgrass in PJCS and win this one comfortably Saturday afternoon.
Calvin Borel guided 9 yr. old BRASS HAT to a win in the feature race at Keeneland yesterday.
We absolutely love "The Hat" who has come back from two threatening, potentially career ending injuries over the years to stay in the game. A typical BRASS HAT victory...dead last in the backstretch, picking them off one by one around the turn and then barrelling down the stretch under the sure handed guiding of Calvin. "Hats off " to owner Fred Bradley and trainer Buff Bradley for keeping this senior citizen fresh, well cared for and at his best. BRASS HAT absolutely, positively loves running at Keeneland and those who recognized that fact we're rewarded with an $11.60 payout to win on a $2 win wager.
Yeah, this guy had it...WHEEEEEE!!


  1. No comments on the Big East media day???

  2. We planned on putting something up in Saturday's column about it. That is, if you like to read about UConn...

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