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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Louisville Women's Golf tied for fifth in Cardinal Cup -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Freshman Lauren Hartlage, from Elizabethtown, KY., leads Louisville women's golf with a seven over par 151 after two days in the Cardinal Cup at the UofL Golf Club in Simpsonville, KY. Hartlage is tied for 10th in the individual standings.

The Chip and Putt Cards are tied with East Carolina for fifth and are 20 strokes behind Florida State as the team head into the final 18 holes today. Louisville completed their first round on Sunday tied for fifth. 

Sophomore Olivia Cason is tied for 14th after 36 holes. Shannon Gramley is currently tied for 37th for Louisville's "A" team and Molly Skapic rounds out the Cardinals with a tie for 45th. 

Red-shirt freshman Meghan Nay leads the "B" squad for the Cards with a 36 hole total of 154 and is tied with Gramley at 37th. They are at 15th. in the 17 team field.

The action begins today at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. (Hopefully, the players will be out of firing range!) 



Louisville Field Hockey (15-3, 3-3) earns the #5 seed in the ACC Field Hockey Championship and will face #4 seed North Carolina in the opening game of the event. The two will square off at 11 a.m. Thursday morning Nov. 3rd at Wake Forest's field in Winston Salem, NC. If the Cards down the Heels, they'll face #1 seed Duke Friday Nov. 4th. at 1 p.m.

Syracuse earned the #2 seed and plays #7 seed Wake Forest. Boston College will start as the #3 seed and face #6 seed Virginia on Thursday. 

The Cards downed UNC 1-0 at Trager Stadium on Oct. 15th. Louisville narrowly lost to Duke 2-1 at Trager back on Sept. 16th. 

Louisville plays their final game of the regular season at Michigan this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines are #16 ranked in the latest poll at 10-6. They have lost to ACC opponents UNC and Wake Forest this season. 

One could make an argument for all seven ACC teams making the NCAA Tournament this year. Five ACC schools (Duke, UNC, Lou., Syracuse and VA) are in the top ten. Boston College is #13th and Wake Forest is #16. All seven teams made the "Big Stick" last a 18 team format that had three ACC teams in the Final Four and Syracuse winning the NCAA title over North Carolina. 

Fun times ahead for the Sowry Stick Girls!



Rowe is from Pikeville, KY
Recent news on the UofL WBB program indicates that 2020 prospect Sydney Parrish, 2021 #1 ranked Azzi Fudd and 2022 Cassidy Rowe are getting a lot of love from the UofL coaches. 

2019 star Nyah Green has already verballed to UofL.

The 2017 prospects are seniors in high school currently. That means the Cards are keeping a watchful eye on a current sophomore, freshman, eighth grader and seventh grader.

So, the question begs itself...should we really get over-the-top excited about what middle-school kids are doing...even if they're playing varsity basketball? 

I think I remember in the seventh grade that I wanted to replace Dick Butkus as the Chicago Bears middle linebacker. I went through a lot of different career choices before I entered college. None of which my parents took too seriously.

Azzi Fudd...welcome to the 8th grade! 
Finding talent early is good, don't get me wrong. Bobby Knight wanted Damon Bailey at IU when he was an eighth grader. But, a lot of things change from the seventh grade to high school graduation. 

I wonder if Myishia Hines-Allen and Mariya Moore knew where they wanted to go as eighth graders? Bionca Dunham wasn't even playing organized basketball in 2011 as an eighth-grader. Nita Slaughter was in the Louisville-thinking mode as a ninth grader. I guess it depends on the kid, the talent and the recognition. 

Yes. Recruiting has changed. 


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