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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Football Cards pull the upset in Lexington

UL Cheerleaders entertain at the Red Mile

-Photo gallery from UofL tailgating in Lexington

-Cards hang on to win 24-17 in football

-Field Hockey blanks Georgetown 5-0

-Softball Cards sweep Bellarmine doubleheader

-Volleyball falls to Illini.


A great time yesterday in Lexington for the UofL vs. UK football game. Some fan shots below from the Red Mile and game.
Gary 'the real red bird' Budd with friends Brandon Lefler and Courtney Korte

Sonja with CARDINAL COUPLE readers Bill Lacy (middle) "get me out of Lexington,
get me out of Lexington" Joey Strader (left) and the masked Red Rage.

                                              It was a crazy night for football in Lexington last night. Beginning with arriving on campus several hours before game time to find that the place we have parked since 1994 was already filled up. Plan 2...the Red Mile was enacted though and it was a big time.

Thank you, Stephan Robinson for choosing Louisville. His timely strip of the ball last night from DeMarco Robinson (no relation) saved this one for the Cards. They don't call us the 'Cardiac Cards' without good reason.

Rod Rine and Garrett Shadowen tailgate before kickoff

WE love the Red Mile as a tailgating venue. Found a nice shade tree to park under and had a great, relaxing few hours before climbing on the bus to go to Commonwealth. Even the Cat fans driving down Nelms Ave. past the Red Mile parking lot...screaming obscenities and profanities... didn't ruin the day. The buses, however, back to the Red Mile were few and far between after the game. Paul snuck on one...Sonja chose to hoof the mile back to the Red Mile. WE arrived about the same time...

Two of our tailgating neighbors at the Red Mile. They know
the words to BOTH Cardinal fight songs...impressive
Top five things we liked about yesterday:

1. Cards hold on to win.
2. Weather was perfect.
3. The look on the Cat fan faces after the game
4. Teddy Bridgewater getting the job fear
5. The Louisville fans outshouting the UK fans for most of the game

Our view from Sec. 113 Row 37.

Thanks to the 53 participants who took part in the Name the Winner and Score Contest. We had some really close guesses. Keith Danbury nailed it right on the head, though and wins the PANERA Card. UofL 24-UK 17.


Turner's two scores lead Cards to
a 5-0 Field Hockey win
Hayley Turner scored twice and UofL Field Hockey shut out Georgetown yesterday in Washington, D.C. Taylor started the scoring for UofL, taking an assist from Caitlin Collins and finding the net. Minutes later, Turner returned the favor...feeding Erin Schneidtmiller with a pass and a score to make it 2-0 Cards. The Cards put two more scores on the board before the first half was through...Becca Maddock taking an Elizabeth Vance pass to the net and Turner getting her second goal of the half. The Cards out-shot the Hoyas 11-0. The Cards would add an insurance goal in the final half when Elizabeth Vance scored on an unassisted goal  

Tori the Terminator
Softball swept two scrimmage games at Ulmer Stadium against Bellarmine yesterday...winning the Battle of Eastern Parkway 2-0 and 12-1. How about Tori Collins with 17 strikeouts in the opening game...pitching a one-hitter! The Cards got 14 hits in the closer...freshman Whitney Arion belting a grand slam homer. Caralisa Connell got the win, striking out 10 Knights and allowing only two hits. Good to see several freshmen contributing right off the bat also. Besides Arion...Carly Atkinson, Kayla Soles, and Kirsten Stanley all contributed to the second-game win. Also good to see Jordan Trimble back from last year's season ending injury...she pounded a double in the first game -  scoring Kristin Austin -  and then scoring on sophomore Taner Fowler's single.


Volleyball took Illinois to five games yesterday to close out the BIG EAST vs. BIG 10 Challenge...but lost 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 21-25 and 15-9. Lola Arslanbekova with another big effort - 30 kills - but the #3 Illini took control in the final game 11-4 and the Cards could not recover. Looks like the Gwen Rucker injury couldn't have come at a worse time. Get well, Gwen!



  1. I was tailgating two cars over from you and running around in the parking lot after the game waving the flag

  2. Then it was you who swooped by and gave Sonja and I "high fives". Atta boy!


  3. Yessir! Can't wait to see what these Cards can do with Teddy under senter. Go Cards!



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