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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thursday Cardinal Couple -- Softball loses to UK...WBB ACC Schedule out...Lacrosse ready for BIG EAST Tourney


- Softball falls to UK 7-3 in extra innings

- UofL WBB ACC Schedule released

- Lacrosse ready for BIG EAST Tournament

- Thursday picks at Churchill

A tough loss for Louisville softball Wednesday night...losing to in-state rival UK 7-3 in eight innings. 

The Cards rallied in the bottom of the seventh from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game at 3-3 with solo home runs from Kelsi Jones and Brittany Duncan but could not quiet the UK bats in the top of the eighth.

The Cats rocked Maryssa Becker and Rachel Le Coq for four hits in the top of the eighth to take the four run lead...Louisville went 3 up - 3 down in the bottom half of the eighth to lose for the second time to UK this season. 

A stirring effort to get back in the game by UofL but a disappointing 8th inning busts up Louisville's three game win streak. 

The Cards end conference regular season play in Memphis Derby weekend. They'll travel to Houston for the AAC Softball Tournament next week. 

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UofL WBB has received their 2014-15 ACC schedule matchups and it looks like a tough 16 games.

The Cards will play all conference members once and Pittsburgh and Virginia twice in the ACC regular season schedule.

Coming to the KFC YUM! Center are Boston College, North Carolina, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Virginia, Miami and Pittsburgh. 

Louisville will go to Cameron to face Joanne
P. and her Blue Devils.
The Cards will travel to face Clemson, Duke, Florida St. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. 

Specific days and times will be released at a later date.

Louisville is one of five ACC WBB teams that have been included in's top 25 early rankings for 2014-15. The Cards are placed at 16th. Notre Dame is 5th, Duke 7th, North Carolina 10th and Syracuse is 21st. 

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Louisville Lacrosse will face Rutgers in the first round of the BIG EAST Lacrosse Tournament today in Washington, DC....home of host Georgetown.

The Cards received all four BIG EAST conference honors yesterday...Kellie Young selected as BIG EAST Lacrosse Coach of the Year, Kay Morissette BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, Nikki Boltja BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year and Monica Negron BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year.

Eight Cardinals were selected to the All-Conference team.

Louisville plays Rutgers at 5:30 today. It can be viewed free of charge on-line at

Louisville defeated Rutgers in conference play 18-6 on April 14th at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium. It was a contest where the Cards outscored RU 10-2 in the second half. It was also a poor display of sportsmanship by the Scarlet Knights with unwarranted and overly aggressive fouls on Louisville players during the second half when the game was decided and out of RU's reach...a running clock in place because of Louisville 10+ point lead. 

Julie Hermann...control your LAX squad and coach. Playing dirty when your getting your butt kicked is no way to promote an image of sportsmanship and maturity.

Tom Jurich wouldn't put up with such nonsense.  

Rutgers drew the 4th seed in the BIG EAST Tournament by winning three of their last five games and breaking a three-way tie for 4th place in the regular season standings by goal differential. 

The finals will match the winner of Louisville's game against the winner of Georgetown vs. Villanova. The BIG EAST Championship will take place Saturday, May 2nd at 2:30 p.m. and will be shown on Fox Sports 2.  

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Kentucky Derby Opening odds and post positions.
Thursday at Churchill Downs is called "Thurby". Yeah, I know...pretty stupid, right? Who comes up with this nonsense and how much do they get paid for such poop?

Paulie will be out there. Meandering menacingly amongst the unaware and unprepared patrons. I've also done some handicapping for the card today...if nothing might serve as a guideline for you on who not to bet if you are going. Link below:




  1. This schedule still isn't as hard as our old BE schedules, imo. We will do just fine in the ACC. We will have an extremely young team next year, though.

  2. The Softball Spotlight this week will feature Senior Utility player Taner Fowler answering your questions on twitter. Today, starting at 3pm, you can tweet your questions to @UofLSoftball and Taner will answer.

    Always good fun.

    1. Just got word that this will be starting at 2pm...late notice, I know.


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