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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Louisville Women's Golf 10th in NCAA Regional -- Becker Player of Week -- More A-Tayy...WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Molly Skapic fired a two-under-par 70 and the Louisville women's golf team moved into a tie for 10th place in the NCAA Columbus Regional after two days on the Ohio State Golf Club in Columbus, OH. Her round also put her in to a tie for ninth place in individual competition. 

Florida leads the regional with a total of 590. In second is the home team Ohio State at 591. ACC member Florida State rounds out the top three at 597. The Cards two-day total is 614 (314-300) tied with San Jose St. for 10th. 

Skapic sits at 147 (77-70) after 36 holes. Olivia Cason follows for UofL at 153. Freshman Lauren Hartlage recorded a 155 through the two rounds...with Meghan Nay (159) and Jacqueline Twitty (169) rounding out the Cards' contingent in Columbus.  

The top six teams from the four regional sites and top three individuals (not on qualifying teams) advance to the 24 team NCAA Championships, which will be held May 19-24 on the Rich Harvest Farms course in Sugar Grove, IL. 

The way it looks going into the final round... the Cards would need to produce a total of 290 or lower to ascend into the top six group. The top four scores of the squad account for the day's total.  Four girls shooting par (72) would do the trick. 

Hit 'em straight and long and sink those putts, Cardinal Chippers! 



Getting it done in the circle and the batters box...Maryssa Becker has been named the ACC Player of the Week in the final week of conference play. 

The Medford, OR. senior went 7-12 in the three game sweep of the NC State Wolfpack and had a phenomenal slugging percentage of .917.  She had four doubles in the series and also produced two wins in the the pitching circle for the Cards. 

Louisville sweep propelled them into second place in the ACC Conference standings and they'll begin their quest to capture the ACC Tournament against NC State on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Chapel Hill, NC at UNC's Anderson Stadium.

(We're pretty sure it's not owned by CC favorite Jared Anderson...but I guess you never really know.) 

The Cards (31-18, 14-8) won five out of their six final regular season games and were competitive against #1 seed FSU...playing them to within one run twice when the 'Noles visited Ulmer Stadium. 

An amazing end to the regular season for Sandy Pearsall's Hit and Pitch Cards. An infield that was basically patchwork at one time came together to be effective. Losing starting shortstop Sidney Melton early in the year to an ACL injury, Pearsall pressed true freshman Caitlin Ferguson into action and she performed well. A battle for the 'hot corner' at third eventually evolved into catcher Alison "Mike" Szydlowski nailing down the job and getting work done. Jamie Soles won the competition for second base and gave Louisville a steady glove at the spot. Oft-injured Tiarra Sanabria came back and had a healthy, productive year at first base....along with a powerful bat.  

The outfield provided stability...with Nicole Pufahl, Jordan McNary and Morgan Meyer becoming not only accurate fielders but leading hitters. Jenna Jordan locked down the catcher spot and Becker and Megan Hensley were brilliant at times in the circle and two of the top hitters on the squad. 

The "next season" starts Thursday. Let's hope the team that finished the "first" season so well can remain hot, focused and take the Cards through the ACC and NCAA Championships on a winning note. 



I ran across this great interview with Cardinal and Washington Mystics' Asia Taylor that was recorded while she was playing for the Sydney Flames in Australia's WNBL. Enjoy! 


Yesterday, Washington cut Mehryn Kraker, Ally Malott, Ashley Morrissette and Caira it looks like Asia's dream of making the Mystics is almost a reality now. With the reduction, the Mystics now have 13 players left on the roster....four of them listed as forwards, forward-center or forward-guard. Hang on, A-Tayy!!!!



  1. Yes. Hang on A-Tayy. Great interview with her. Thanks for finding and posting Paulie.

    -- The Real Joe Hill --

  2. Good info Paulie. With Ally Malott cut I believe Asia sticks if they keep 12

  3. That's a cool pic of her and Cortnee

  4. I like Ally Malott a lot so feel bad for her but great for Asia

  5. Great pic of Asia & Cortnee that was the Quad 2012-2013 Go Cards.



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