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Monday, November 8, 2010

Volleyball sweeps WVU


-Volleyball defeats West Virginia

-Cards get a second in rowing

-Walz prepares for the Vols

Pictured above, Emily Juhl had 13 kills, eight digs and seven service aces in the sweep of the Mountaineers Sunday in Morgantown. The Cards had no trouble in the 25-15, 25-17, 25-11 win over their BIG EAST foe. Juhl closed out WVU with five straight services aces in the third game to end the match.

Louisville never trailed in any of the three games. The Cards also got big efforts from Lola Arslanbeckova with 14 kills, Taylor Braunels' 40 assists and 29 digs from the combination of Caitlin Welch and Maci Wachtel. Louisville hit an outstanding .349 for the three games.

The Cards (17-6, 11-1) continue the road swing with a match at Marquette Friday night at 8 p.m.


The University of Louisville rowing team finished the second day of the Head of the Hooch regatta by finishing second in the Women's Open 8+ event. The Cards had four boats entered in the field of 29 boats. Louisville's top squad finished behind winner Clemson in the 5,000 meter course with an impressive time of 16.06.6. The other Cardinal squads finished ninth, 19th and 22nd.

This event ended the fall training part of Louisville' season. The Cards will spend several months in training before opening the regular season against Dayton on March 5th., 2011.


Tennessee is unhappy with a 50 point win in their exhibition basketball game? The Cards will face the Vols this Friday in the KFC YUM Center to kick off the regular season and it looks like Pat Summit is back to her old self. Sue Favor, of 'They're Playing Basketball', has posted up an interesting piece on the demands of the fiery Pat and her staff. You can access 'They're Playing Basketball' in our 'Sites We Recommend' column on the left side of CARDINAL COUPLE. The question will Louisville fare against the UT squad that bowed out in the Round of Sixteen during the NCAA Tournament last year.

One thing Jeff Walz doesn't need to worry about is available bodies. 14 Cards dressed and participated in the Indiana Wesleyan win. Some things he might be thinking about, our humble opinion might include:

-The best rotation out there. The freshmen looked awfully good at times and Shoni Schimmel can play at any pace or speed. Monique Reid showed that she can still fill up the bucket and Asia Taylor, despite the turnovers, is going to the boards with authority. So is freshman Sherrone Vails. Wouldn't surprise us at all to see 2 or 3 freshmen start against U.T.

Or, how about an all "S" lineup of Shoni, Sherrone, Shawnta, Shelby and Slaughter or Story?

-Avoiding the slow start. After the Cards jumped out 2-0 against I.W., it took over six minutes before the next UofL points. Such a gap in scoring Friday night will be lethal against a Vols team that easily topped the century mark last time out. Maybe it was the nervousness of the new arena. Let's hope the stage fright has passed.

-Get back, get back. The Cards showed good transition against I.W. but the Vols are considerably faster and looking to run with each rebound. The guards will have to be ready and can't get caught watching the paint dry on the handrails.


The game is sold out. All 22,000 tickets gone. Angel's jersey ceremony will be at 6:45 p.m.


  1. Watching video of the UT exhibition and recalling last years game. I believe the 3's must B falling for the Cards to even keep it close, along with not falling behind early. Becky & Shoni must not get in foul trouble and both must have a great game outside & keep the TO'S down. Moreover, UofL can not have 24 TO's or 23 fouls. And they must HIT THE BOARDS AND BLOCK OUT(no Rainey:8reb LY)!! Mo, Keshia, Sheronne & Asia MUST be factors down low. Lastly for UofL, Nita & Tia must B ready to shoot, take some charges and get some steals because I believe these 2 R just right for this game.

    As for what I think UT will do, it's written on the wall. They will try to SHUT DOWN Becky, Mo & Keshia so that the Newbies will have to get it done with Fear & Trembling! "Defend & Rebound"! "Shoot the 3's Angie, Taber & Shekinna"! Pat Summitt will scream & teach. While the 2 Big Girls interchangeably down low use their size...look for Glory Johnson picking up alot of crumbs to our surprise. N the end sadly I say UT 77 UofL 67. But what a learning experience this game will reveal down the road. Go basketball! Go Softball! Go Volleyball! Go Field Hockey!...GO FIELD HOCKEY??
    GO CARDS!!

  2. Correct in the statement that the Cards must avoid getting blown out of the water early. Walz will need to make sure that the guards are getting back and that the boards are crunched with authority.


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