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Friday, April 29, 2016

Another rain delay...another loss....Louisville Lacrosse falls to Notre Dame. Walz press conference -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Louisville Lacrosse battled back from a 9-3 halftime deficit and a hour and seventeen minute rain delay that caused an evacuation of Lane Stadium on the Virginia Tech campus and relocation of the match to an indoor practice facility but could not catch Notre Dame in a 12-10 loss Thursday night. 

Louisville Softball went through a rain delay Wednesday night in their loss to Kentucky. April showers, right? 

Louisville scored first in the match 2 1/2 minutes in when Kelli Gerding connected on a Kaylin Morissette feed but the Irish countered with two goals. The Cards tied it at 2-2 when Heidi Smith found the back of the net but Notre Dame went on a 7-0 run until the UofL's Hannah Koloski stopped the Cardinal dry spell with a score 1:42 before halftime. The Cards trailed 9-3 and needed to find some offensive punch. 

As the second half was scheduled to begin, lightning and rain started the rain delay which eventually caused the match to be moved to Virginia Tech's multi-purpose indoor facility. 

The Irish struck first in the second half but the Cards fired back with a 5-0 run that featured goals from Cortnee Daley, Koloski, Morissette and two straight scores from Gerding to get the Cards within two at 10-8 with 14:24 to play. The Cards could get no closer that that, goals with Notre Dame the rest of the way and falling 12-10.

Louisville head coach Kellie Young spoke of the effort: 

"I was disappointed in our first half effort. Our second half showed who we are...fearless and attacking the game. That is how you have to play for a full 60 minutes when you play at this level." 

Louisville will now wait for the NCAA Selection Show to learn their NCAA fate. The show airs Sunday, May 8th at 9 p.m.



Jeff Walz sat down with the media Thursday morning and reviewed the season that was, the current and the future. His mood was bright and contrast to another certain coach's demeanor from Wednesday...and he is pleased and proud of the current and some former players that are Cardinals. 

Monique Reid led her Bulgarian team Montana 2003 to the championships this spring. Shawnta Dyer also had a successful season overseas in Eurobasket competition over the winter. Sara Hammond had a strong season in Spain The WNBA training camps have four former Cardinals competing for roster spots with Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel (Atlanta), Asia Taylor (Indiana) and Jude Schimmel (Dallas). 

Walz was proud of the way the squad came back from the slow start in the 2015-16 season but felt they fell short of the expectations of the coaches, staff and squad -- to reach the Final Four and contend for the National Championship every year. 

He talked of the improvement of Sam Fuehring and Erin DeGrate during the individual instruction drills after the season ended and is looking forward to the five freshmen joining the program this summer...speaking highly of each of their skills. 

Walz also hasn't quite closed the book on whether Dakota Weatherford will play for the Cards next season or not...if a scholarship is available, she would definitely be considered and would be welcome to assume walk-on status...if not. 

We'll play the entire 28 minutes for you on THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR this Saturday with commentary. 

We'll also have our second and final segment on handicapping tips for the Kentucky Derby. It should be an action packed show! 


Word is that Mercy (Louisville) High School point guard has committed to the Louisville women's basketball team as a preferred walk-on. 

Jessica Laemmle, a 5-foot-4 guard from Mercy Academy, has committed to the University of Louisville’s women’s basketball team as a preferred walk-on.

Laemmle was a second-team All-Sixth Region selection last season after averaging 9.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. She shot 80.2 percent from the free-throw line and 25.9 percent from 3-point range as the Jaguars finished 22-12.

At 5'4" ...she qualifies for our "attack yorkie" status and we're sure she'll be a tenacious one for the Cards! 


  1. So what is the difference between a walk-on and a preferred walk-on?

  2. Here ya go:

    In some instances, a college coach/recruiter may designate an athlete as a "preferred walk-on" during the scouting process. In this situation, the athlete is assured a spot on the team, but the coach is unable or unwilling to offer a scholarship.


  3. Wow another post player 6-3 Cortnee Walton replacement.Going to miss cortnee .

  4. We need every starter to be able to score. For Cortnee that means huge strides converting rebounds. She is way to happy deferring to Hines-Allen. Cortnee's a great person but we need her to help out more. No more of this let Hines-Allen score and I'll just rebound and pass my way through my senior year. I caught one of those Chile's shows and wanted to throw up she was so content not scoring.


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