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Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Cardinal Couple -- Cards not selected for NCAA Field Hockey Tournament -- Hoops tonite -- Volleyball wins


-Field Hockey season over

-WBB faces Quinnapiac tonight

-Volleyball takes 4 set win over SMU

-Fellerhoff, Shine fall in finals

-Mama...them people is on the radio again!

19 teams selected for NCAA Field Hockey-Louisville excluded

This looked to be the season that Justine's Sowry's Field Hockey squad would be selected to play in the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championships. A 15-5 season, making it to the BIG EAST Championships and unblemished record at Trager Stadium all looked to be indicators that the Cards would play on November 16th. in the first round of play.

Sadly, it isn't going to happen.

In a new format, the NCAA selected 19 teams...11 of them their respective conference champs...and Louisville fell short on the at-large the Cards season is over.

Connecticut and Old Dominion were picked from the BIG EAST. They were the two teams that played for the BIG EAST title yesterday.


MARYLAND                         QUINNIPIAC                      AMERICAN            PENN ST.
PRINCETON                         VIRGINIA                          UMASS                   NEW HAMP.
DUKE                                    NORTH CARLINA            LIBERTY                DELAWARE
WAKE FOREST                   ODU                                   UCONN                  MIAMI (OH)
BOSTON COLLEGE            MICH. STATE                    SYRACUSE

The CARDS played three of the tournament participants...splitting with ODU and losing to UConn and Virginia. Louisville's new conference...the seven teams in. Boston College...with a 12-7 record and Wake Forest 11-8 were selected over the Cards.



Louisville WBB takes to Denny Crum Court tonight for a 7 p.m. tussle with the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The Cards advanced to the second round with a 101-54 win over Loyola-Chicago Saturday night. The Bobcats downed North Carolina A&T 77-63 Friday to move forward.

Jasmine Martin had 22 points for Quinnipiac in the win. Freshman Morgan Manz tallied nine points for QU...which is located in Hamden, CT.

For Louisville, better marksmanship from the charity stripe and making shots in the paint will  be priorities against the Bobcats...a school Louisville has never faced in women's basketball.

Bria Smith led a balanced Louisville attack Saturday with 16 points. Will Coach Walz present the third different starting lineup in as many games tonight? Join us at the YUM! to find out...or catch the action on CARDS TV or 790 AM WKRD.



Louisville Volleyball down visiting SMU in four sets yesterday afternoon in the YUM! The Cards go to 13-0 in the AAC with a 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-15 corralling of the Mustangs.

We mistakenly discussed Louisville playing Cincinnati on our weekly radio show. When Worldwide isn't present...things fall apart.

Maya McClendon led Louisville with 15 kills in the victory and Emily Juhl got her 1,000th kill in the match. Brooke "Stomp" Mattingly produced 11 murders and Randi "Leap" Ewing added 10 "hit 'em hard's". Katie George had an active afternoon with 55 assists and 13 digs. Caitlin Welch was there for 11 digs.

Louisville hit for a .268 percentage in the match while holding SMU to .160.

The Cards narrowly missed winning this one in three straight sets...leading early in the second game 7-3 and deadlocked with "the horses" at 22-22 late.

Louisville hits 1-75 South for the next two...with UCF in Orlando on November 15th. and USF in Tampa on the 17th.



Julie Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine couldn't quite keep the magic alive for one more time...falling to Megan Kure and Kendal Woodard (Georgia Tech) in the finals of the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship in Flushing, NY yesterday morning.

The Cards duo won the first set 6-4...but fell in the second 6-3. F&S battled bravely in the third and deciding set before losing 7-5.

It is arguably the greatest accomplishment in the history of Louisville Women's Tennis and a great finish for the fall session of the sport. Look for these two to do great things in the spring!


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  1. Tonight's game is no push over. Qunni plays similar to Villanova. Motion and put up 3's all day. If we win we have LSU on Thursday (their bigs will be a big test for us)and the most likely Oklahoma 3 days later. If we want to make a case for a top 3 seed. The next 3 weeks will most likely determine it

  2. Louisville will be tested on their defensive perimeter and rebounding tonight. Speed and accuracy on offensive should put this one in the "W: column for Walz and Co. tonight,though. Maybe not by the 40 or so we've come to expect...but a solid win.



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