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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Loucrosse lights up Brown 14-6...Softball topples Hilltoppers 12-0...McDonald's Girls game -- THURDSAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Night time Lacrosse debuted in Louisville last evening and it seemed to agree with Kellie Young's UofL Lacrosse team...winning over Brown 14-6. Senior mid-fielder Cortnee Daley commented on the evening action: 

" I thought it was really cool. It reminds you of that Friday night high school kind of feeling. It wasn't that hard to adjust to it." 

The Cards (12-1) had a little trouble adjusting to the Bears defense at the start of this one...falling behind 2-0 in the first ten minutes before Kaylin Morissette connected for the Cards. Kelli Gerding followed with the first of her four scores to tie it with fifteen minutes left in the half.

The Cards wore Pink jerseys for the game. Brown
wore...wait for it...brown jerseys. 
Louisville was tied at 3-3 with Brown with two minutes left until the intermission...but went on a late scoring frenzy...Jillian Balog getting her first score of the game and Hannah Koloski going for an unassisted goal with 31 seconds left in the half to give the Cards a 5-3 advantage. 

What did coach Kellie cover in the locker room to get the Cards ready for the second half? Coach reveals:

"We just told them to follow the scout and do what the coaches told them to do." 

It worked. 

The Cards started the second half with six goals in 6 1/2 minutes to take a commanding 11-3 lead after Madison Hoover picked up her first score of the evening. It was a 8-0 spanning two halves and Brown was befuddled. Hoover would score again and Gerding and Daley would find the net in the final nine minutes to give Louisville the eight-point victory. 

The road gets tougher for Loucrosse next with a trip to North Carolina on April 9th. Until then, the Cards will practice to figure out the Tar Heels potent offensive attack and preserve their #5 national ranking.  

We talk to Coach Young post game link:



For two consecutive games, the Louisville softball team slugged two gland slams in a game and took a five-inning, 12-0 win in Bowling Green last night over WKU. 

The Cards recorded seven runs in the second inning, aided by Lillie Goetz's base clearer. Louisville started the inning with a Nicole Pufahl walk and back-to-back singles from Brittany Sims and Morgan Meyer to fill the bags. A walk to Sidney Melton forced home the first run of the game. Becker contributed a two RBI single and after Megan Hensley was hit by a pitch to fill the bags again... Goetz delivered a crushing shot over the right field fence to make it 7-0 Louisville.

The third inning provided more fireworks for the Cardinal batters. Pufahl doubled to start the inning and scored after a Jordan McNary infield single. A Melton single and walk to Becker loaded them up for Hensley's base-clearing "Goodbye Mr. Spalding"...UofL had a 12-0 lead after three. 

Becker was brilliant in the circle...allowing just four hits and striking out five in five innings. The win was Louisville's 11th. in a row and the Cards have run-ruled their opponents in the last four games. 

Up next, the Hit and Pitch Cards head to Chapel Hill for a three-game series against the Tar Heels this weekend. 



Louisville WBB signees Kylee Shook and Ciera Johnson tested their talents against 22 other All-Americans in the McDonald's Girls All-Star game last night and both showcased their skills that they'll bring to Louisville.

Make no mistake about it. Ciera Johnson has a knack for controlling what goes on in the paint and contributed 12 points and nine rebounds for the East squad. #40 was toiling against the West's best inside and not backing down. 

Kylee Shook showed her overall versatile game and picked up two points and four rebounds for the victorious West squad. 

Erin Boley, the Elizabethtown Exemplar, finished with 13 points, six grabs and three assists for the East....who forced overtime but fell apart in the three-minute extra session...losing 97-88. Notre Dame is going to love her game.

Remember the names Sabrina Ionescu (undeclared) and Amber Ramirez (TCU). These two sharp-shooting guards were unconscious in the contest with their three-point shooting and on-the-court skills. 



  1. So impressed with Erin Boley. Never saw her play before but heard she might be a bit slow. No way. She's terrific and has the "it" factor about her. You can just tell. Reminds me of Kelsey Plum. Not the same type of game just the way she carries herself. The other ND player Jackie ? is terrific too. I caught three Sabrina Ionescue's high school games in person and she's even better than than what she showed. Ionescue lives 15 miles from Cal campus. She knows the Cal people very well. Oregon and Oregon St are the other two schools she's considering.

  2. McDonalds All Star games for me anyway can be a bit misleading. Last year I thought the best player in the game was Tea Cooper of Tenn and until the last few games of the year she was dreadful.


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