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Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Cardinal Couple -- Cards finish 17th in NCAA Rowing Championships


- Cards get a second and two fourth place finishes.

- Congrats to Baseball!

- WNBA recaps....Dream lose, Lynx win

- Radio Show up in archives

In their first ever NCAA Championships, the University of Louisville women's rowing team finished 17th overall in the three day event.

Second year head coach Derek Copeland speaks of the squad's effort in Indy:

"I'm proud of the effort and competitiveness our team showed this weekend and it's a great way to finish a special season for our program. It was a great experience for our team because the only way to know how to prepare for this championship is to go through it. We learned as we went and really adapted well to everything each day. It's been fun to see how the seniors on the team have improved since they arrived and the impact they've had on the success we've experienced this season. They should be very proud of what they have accomplished and what the did for the program."

The second varsity eight crew finished second in the C final to Indiana...just 1.5 second back. Both the varsity four and first varsity eight boats finished fourth on the final day of competition.

Ohio State won the championship for the second year in a row with 126 points. Once again, we're not exactly sure how the scoring is tallied for rowing. Louisville ended up with 44 points. 

In comparison to the Cards future conference foes, the ACC had two teams competing. Virginia finished fifth (105 pts.) and Notre Dame ended up ninth ( 81 pts.) in the final standings.

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Congratulations to Louisville baseball, headed for the Super Regionals in the NCAA Tournament! They defeated Kentucky 4-1 in a contest that was delayed for several hours by inclement weather.

The Cards got three runs in the seventh inning to build their lead to 4-0 and held off UK the rest of the way.

Louisville will host the Super Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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The Atlanta Dream took a loss Sunday at Connecticut 85-76

Tiffany Hayes led Atlanta (3-3) with 17 points, and Erika de Souza had 15 points and eight rebounds.

 Angel McCoughtry, the Dream's leading scorer, was 2 of 14 from the field and had seven points.

McCoughtry missed the third game of the season with a rhomboid strain, and she's dealing with bumps and bruises.

Shoni Schimmel had 11 points in 17 minutes off the bench.

''I still think she's hurting a little bit,'' coach Michael Cooper said. ''She had something (bothering her) in her back. ... I think it's a little bit of a residual effect from playing overseas (in Turkey) all that time (during the offseason). That's probably catching up with her.''

Minnesota went to 7-0 with a 87-79 win at San Antonio.

Seimone Augustus had a season-high 25 points and Minnesota remained unbeaten, holding off the San Antonio Stars 87-79 on Sunday.

The Lynx (7-0) set a WNBA record by winning their first 10 games in 2012 and opened last season 9-2 on their way to a second league championship in three years.

Minnesota led by 13 points midway through the fourth Sunday but had to fend off a late defensive push by San Antonio to remain unbeaten. Asia Taylor saw limited action, playing three minutes and committing a foul.

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