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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday Cardinal Couple -- Changes, Field Hockey and....


- A new look for the site

- Field Hockey cracks the Buckeyes 6-3

- Nared verbals to the Vols

- Restrepo named Golfer of the Month

We've done a little site view modification for CARDINAL COUPLE. We went with a red theme and moved the Left Side of the Site to the right side of the site. We're now calling it the RIGHT SIDE of the Site.

Go figure.

The content is still prettt much the same, though. Women's sports and commentary. My suggestions to the Cardinal Couple media staff to change the theme and subject matter to goat farming in Peru didn't pass the "majority rules" vote. Bill the Goat and I voted "aye". Jeff, Jenny and Sonja voted "no".

Where's David Watson when you need him?

We'll try to continue to give you the best coverage we can on UofL sports...we appreciate you reading and your comments are always welcome.




Maybe it's only fitting that a girl named "Peanut" scored all three goals for OSU in a 6-3 loss to #17 Louisville Tuesday. We can only be thankful that the Buckeyes roster didn't include any pecans, walnuts or cashews...

It took the squads nine minutes to get the scoring barrage underway. Alyssa Voelmle, the reigning BIG EAST defensive player of the week showed her scoring skills on a penalty corner.  "Peanut" Johnson countered three minutes later to tie it for OSU.

Voelmle decided to practice her assist skills next...setting up Shannon Sloss for a Cardinal score less than three minutes later. The Cards went up 3-1 when Becca Maddock tracked down a free hit by Elisa Garcia and found the back of the net.
A late OSU score by Peanut cut the Louisville lead to 3-2 and the teams entered the half that way.

Replenished from the concession stand we suppose...Peanut started the second half with her third goal of the game barely a minute into the action. The guys from Texas Roadhouse and Planters were probably going wild...

It would be the last OSU tally and final comment from the Peanut gallery, though.

Erin Schneidtmiller drilled a shot into the right corner of the cage two minutes late to give Louisville a 4-3 lead. Moments later, Schneidtmiller found success again...taking a missed Garcia penalty corner shot and finding the far side of the cage unguarded.

Louisville added an insurance goal with nine minutes to go in the game. Voelmle's penalty corner shot got deflected by OSU but she tracked down the rebound and sent it back netward...making it 6-3 UofL.

The Cards boasted a 15-10 advantage in shots and capitalized with a 12-1 advantage in corners. Sophomore Cardinal goalie Sydney King produced three saves to push the Cards to 8-2 on the season.

Louisville returns home to face #16 Temple Friday night in Trager at 6 p.m. They'll also host IU Sunday in the annual Pink Game. Admission is free to both contests.



Tough news on the WBB recruiting trail. Do-it-all wing Jamie Nared verballed to Tennessee yesterday.

Jaime Nared@jaimenaredd4h
I'm going to Tennessee!!!!!!!

Keep hunting, Jeff.




Laura Restrepo has been name the Golfer of the Month by the AAC...

After the first month of fall competition, the American Athletic Conference announced the inaugural monthly awards for golf. Louisville sophomore Laura Restrepo earned Women’s Player of the Month honors for the month of September.

Restrepo was dominant in the first month of competition, winning the first two tournaments of the season and also adding an eighth-place finish. Led by her two individual championships, the Cardinals claimed team titles at two events to open the season. At the IU Fall Kickoff, Restrepo carded a 70-69=139 (-5) to take the title by one stroke. The Cardinals won the two-round event handily, as Louisville was the only team to shoot under par.

In her next event, Restrepo again claimed individual medalist honors as Louisville hosted the Cardinal Cup. Restrepo shot a 67-70-75=212 (-4) to defeat teammate Emily Haas and Kansas’ Yupaporn Kawinpakorn by one stroke. The Cardinals again cruised to a tournament title by a large margin.

In her final event during September, Restrepo shot a 70-72=142 to finish tied for eighth in a 92-golfer field as the Cardinals placed sixth as a squad at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate. Restrepo finished the month with a stellar 70.4 stroke average.
The chip and putt Cards competed in the Windy City Collegiate Championship on Monday and Tuesday...finishing 10th.
Leading the way for UofL was Restrepo and Katie Petrino...who had 222 scores for the 54 holes. Emily Haas was one stroke back at 223 and Haley Andreas tallied a 227.
The Cards return to the tee Oct. 19th when they participate in the Hoosier Fall Invitational in Bloomington, IN.



  1. I just saw on HoopGurlz where Nared said that Tennessee was her dream school. Almost word-for-word what Mercedes Russell said this time last year. It's tough trying to recruit a generation of recruits who grew up on a steady diet of UT and UConn success. Walz just has to keep doing what he does....hopefully in a few years the very top recruits will start naming Louisville as their dream school.

  2. She was a longshot for the Cards. We wish her the best at UT and much success in beating UK yearly.


  3. I don't blame kids for wanting to go to the traditional powerhouses but it would be refreshing to see more kids with the initiative and drive to choose an up and coming program and want to be part of building something exciting there and not just riding on the coattails of those who came before them.

    I wish the kid good luck.

  4. Great looking web changes.

    Sandy W


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