A Quiet Saturday
Only a couple of women's sports teams in action yesterday for UofL.
The Women's Golf team was in action at the second day of the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, NC. Led by Molly Skapik with an even-par 72 for Saturday, The Cards are in second place in the 18 team competition. Skapik sits at two under for the competition so far, landing her in second place individually in the competition behind last year's ACC champion. Of the 18 teams in the competition, 13 are ranked squads.
The excellent play for UofL puts them in the final grouping for the final day of play today, which of course is a significant advantage in knowing what scores you need to beat.
Last year, Paulie and I marveled at how well UofL Golf did based on overall team play, even when individuals were not giving particularly stand-out performances. The team mentality continues this year, with the other three Louisville golfers tied for 25th place in the competition. Laura Restrepo, a name we used frequently last year, and Katie Mitchell are finishing out their eligibility this year as seniors, but the future for UofL Golf is bright. In addition to the sophomore Skapik, the team is being represented by freshman Lexie Long.
UofL will be teeing off at 9:15 in the final pairing as noted, along with Duke, and Arkansas.
Swimming and Diving
The Swimming and Diving team was in action yesterday in an Alumni meet, from which we have no results to report, but we do have results from the Friday season-opening meet against Xavier.
This one was never really in much doubt, at multiple levels. The steady stream of tweets attested to the domination that UofL Swimming had over Xavier with many races finishing with UofL finishing in first through fourth positions and Xavier trailing in later. With such consistent domination on the individual races, the overall outcome was similarly lopsided with a final score of 173-83.
One o'clock is the key time today with Field Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball getting underway at the shortest chime of the day. Field Hockey looks to get back to their winning ways in Columbus, OH against Ohio State. Soccer welcomes Duke into Lynn Stadium. Volleyball hops over to Clemson to play the Tigers. While we had to pick between Field Hockey and Volleyball on Friday, with both being carried by ESPN3, only the Soccer team gets the four letter network's streaming coverage today.
As mentioned before, Golf will be finishing up the Tar Heel Invitational today, getting started at 9:15am.
THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR
Our weekly broadcast of THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR will be available on the Crescent Hill SoundCloud later today. We sampled interviews from Field Hockey, Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Softball and Rowing. Jeff and I barely got a word in...
THE OCTOBER 10th CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR SHOW