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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday Cardinal Couple -- Shoni selected and plenty of sports today


- Shoni named to ESPNW 2nd team

- Softball splits on Friday

- Lacrosse at home against Drexel news on golf, tennis and more!....

Shoni selected to ESPNW Second Team

She's been described as the "brash leader" of the University of Louisville Women's basketball team...and selected for the ESPNW Second team. A fitting award for Shoni Schimmel and really no argument here from us. The first team selections are awfully hard to disagree with:

FIRST TEAM                                        SECOND TEAM

Odyssey Sims                                      Bria Hartley
Breanna Stewart                                 Jewell Loyd
Kayla McBride                                     Stef Dolson
Alyssa Thomas                                    Jordan Hooper
Chiney Ogwumike                               Shoni Schimmel

It is a bit surprising not to see UK's Stallworth on the lists...she can be the game's best center when she is on...and I probably would have put in on the second team to replace Dolson. Being out with knee trouble probably didn't help her case. is a ESPNW listing and we all know how much the four-letter network is in love with Geno's Girls.

As soon as Geno finished filling out the lists, he called Rebecca Lobo to pick them up and deliver them to Charlie C., Michelle V., and the other gremilns who troll the halls up there..

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We mentioned that softball had a game Friday. Listed on the tournament schedule. So, naturally they played twice. Wouldn't expect anything different. At least they got the location right and all the teams that were invited did show up. 

In the game we knew about, the Cards downed Kent State by a 2-1 margin. The Cards put their runs on the board in the fourth inning. A throwing error by the Golden Flashes on Hannah Kiyohara's infield single allowed pinch runner Jordan McNary and Marge Ruckenbrod to cross the plate. 

That's all the runs Louisville needed and it was all the runs that they got. 'Good Carl' got the win in relief after Rachel LeCoq started and Maryssa Becker closed for the save.

The Cards also played Iowa State. As we've seen in several doubleheaders this year for UofL, the bats took a siesta in game two. Six Cards did manage to get hits...but no runs were produced by them. Cyclones blow past Louisville 2-0.

Michigan today at 3 p.m. We think.

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Lacrosse has moved up the start of today's contest against Drexel to noon. It means we'll miss most of the first half of this one, since the radio show we do on Saturday ends at noon.

It is what it is. Louisville had been idle for a week, losing to the Irish last Saturday after leading at halftime.

The Cards and Dragons battled to the wire against each other last year...Louisville winning 9-8 in Philly. Drexel is 4-3 on the the Cards and plays in the Colonial Athletic Conference.

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Quick hits on other sports....

-Women's Tennis is in San Diego and downed the Aztecs 5-2 last night. All three doubles teams won and Rebecca Shine picked up a 'w' in singles...along with Elle Stokes, Cassie Pough and Rebecca Bodine.

-Women's golf is tied for third in the Clover Cup competition in Mesa, AZ. Katie Petrino leads the Louisville squad after firing a 71 in first round action. Laura Restrepo and Sara Karlsson toured in 78, Tara Lyons carded a 80, Louise Oxner finished with a 82 and Shannon Gramley hit it 83 times.

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We mentioned radio earlier in today's column and CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO will be on the air from 11-noon at Crescent Hill Radio. We'll review a busy week of UofL women's sports and look ahead to the events that the Cards will participate in. Have a listen!

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