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Friday, October 14, 2016

Volleyball falls to NC State...People Get Ready! -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Without the services on second-leading kill artist Janelle Jenkins for the second game in a row, the Cards Volleyball team fell at the KFC YUM! Center last night to North Carolina State 23-25, 20-25, 23-25. Still no official word on what is going on with the red-shirt Senior outside hitter...who was second team all-ACC in 2015. 

Anne Kordes, Louisville head Volleyball coach, commented on the loss: 

"I'm proud of Tess Clark and her ability to stay consistent. We are dealing with the loss of Janelle Jenkins and having to tweak our lineup. In doing so, we hurt our serve receive. I liked our push back in game three...but it was too late. Bottom line is, we are in a tough situation and have to adjust to it because it's sink or swim. We will figure it out. We are all in this together -- players, coaches and staff." 

In a first set that had several lead changes, the Cards found themselves with a 22-21 lead late...but the WolfPack responded with a 4-1 run to end the game. UofL fell behind early in the second set, managed to tie the contest a couple of times...but a 7-2 NC State run gave them a 16-10 run that the Cards could not over come. After the break, the Cards looked to be on their way to a win, leading 17-11 in the third set, but UNC rallied to tie it at 18-18. The Cards battled back to take a 21-19 lead but fell victim to a closing 6-2 run from the visitors from Raleigh, NC to end the match.

Louisville (6-11, 1-6) will need a short memory. UNC (14-2, 6-0) visits the Yum! on Sunday. The TarHeels are ranked #8 in the nation and tied atop the ACC standings with Florida State. Game time is 1 p.m.



Another busy weekend ahead on the UofL campus coming up...Football plays Duke tonight at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium at 7 p.m. The event is a "blackout" know what to wear. 

We'll dash out of the Crescent Hill Radio studios tomorrow after the broadcast of THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR (11 a.m. on WCHQ 100.9 FM) to head to Trager Stadium and catch the 11-3 Louisville Field Hockey squad do battle with ACC foe North Carolina...who stands at 11-2. They take to the turf at 1 p.m. in this one. North Carolina is #3 in the nation and the Cardinal Stick Girls come in ranked this should be a goodie! 

Field Hockey comes back on Sunday with a noon pass-back against James Madison Sunday and Louisville Volleyball will take the Denny Crum Court an hour later for the aforementioned match against UNC. Worldwide will probably head downtown and I'll do a Weekend at Trager II appearance. 

(Seems like we've got a lot of Carolina in the city this weekend with Duke, North Carolina and NC State here...wasn't that a TV show?? OK, I was close...) 

Out on the road are WSOC...who visits Virginia Tech Sunday and men's Soccer...they're in (you guessed it...Carolina) to play Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. 

Climb in, buckle up and hold on...a busy weekend and we'll get all the news to you in typical CARDINAL COUPLE fashion. 



Sportsmen's Supper Club was the place to be Thursday night...with Jeff Walz, Scotty Davenport, Chancellor Dugan and Michael Bowden addressing the meeting at the University Club. 

Walz got the evening off to a rollicking start...sharing stories on players, fans, his busy schedule and the daily occurrences in the life of a head coach. Who knew he had stand-up comedian talents? Coach had the crowd rolling with laughter as he shared some personal insights and glimpses into his world. 

Chancellor Dugan, head women's basketball coach at Bellarmine, took the podium next and recapped their outstanding 2015-16 season. The Knights are loaded for bear against this season...with 12 players returning. Chancellor also talked about the addition of Candyce Bingham to her coaching staff. 

Michael Bowden, director of men's basketball operations for UofL was next, He gave us the breakdown on Pitino's roster for the upcoming season and also talked about how he got the position and what all it entails. He also related a great Pitino story that emphasized just how hard-working and driven Rick is.

Scotty Davenport ended the evening. They began practice this morning at 5 a.m. (no, that isn't a mis-print) as they usually do when they take to Knights Gym for the first time. If you've never heard Scotty speak, you're really missing out. Informative, comical, thought-provoking, inspirational and dedicated...Mr. Davenport is a true Louisville legend. He expects another huge season for his Bellarmine basketball squad. 

Another great evening at Sportsmen's Supper Club! They are currently accepting applications for membership. Check them out on Facebook for more information. Sportsmen's Supper Club of Louisville, Inc.


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