Louisville's 10 perfect score teams include:
-women's cross country
Eight of those 10 teams are women's teams at UofL, and as a site that primarily covers the women's sports at Louisville we are all extremely proud of them. Academics are an important part of a student-athlete's life and one that we highly emphasize at Cardinal Couple.
An Update on the WNBA
Three Cardinals are making their making in the WNBA currently. Myisha Hines-Allen (Washington Mystics), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), and Shoni Schimmel (Las Vegas Aces) have all begun their seasons with some having played two games while others have completed three. Here's an update on how this trio of Cardinals is doing this season.
Myisha Hines-Allen: the 2018 grad has started off well on a 2-0 squad. She has seen 20 minutes in the two games as a reserve player and has eight points and four rebounds. Hines-Allen is shooting .500 from the field and has not attempted a free throw while committing one turnover.
Angel McCoughtry: the 2009 grad is back with the Dream after sitting out last year due to an injury. She has played 24 minutes in one game for the 1-1 squad. McCoughtry has 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and two steals to go with three turnovers and four fouls as the former Cardinal standout fills the stat sheet. She is shooting .462 from the field with one three-pointer and no attempted free throws.
Shoni Schimmel: the 2014 grad is back in the league after sitting out last year for personal reasons. The newly-founded Aces sit at 0-2 and the guard to take on Britney Griner head-to-head has seen 13 minutes in the two games. Schimmel has not scored on 0-for-5 shooting and has two rebounds and one assist to go along with one turnover.
McCoughtry seems to not have missed a step while Hines-Allen is in the works of making a name for herself. Schimmel appears to be struggling to get on her own two feet currently so hopefully she'll find her rhythm in the next couple of games or so.
Women's Soccer Season Announced
Karen Ferguson Dayes may have lost Inger Katrine Bjerke on defense but does return a solid and exciting scoring attack.
The home lineup features non-conference opponents in Morehead State, Wright State, Xavier, Kentucky, and Eastern Kentucky. The home ACC foes include Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia, Miami, and Virginia Tech.
Road matches include Dayton, Michigan, Purdue, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, and North Carolina State.
The first three matches of the season are at home, beginning August 11. Senior Day will probably be the Miami game on October 7, despite the final home match being against Virginia Tech on October 25.
Their schedule will follow their usual Thursday and Sunday lineup with the exception of a couple early matches. On Friday August 31 the women will host Kentucky at 5:30 p.m., with the men facing St. Louis after. Both matches will feature highly anticipated rivalries.
Other News and Notes
All of the host sites advanced to the Super Regional in the NCAA Softball Tournament. This is the second straight year where the Top 16 seeds advanced. In 2016, hosts Kentucky and Tennessee were upset. In 2015, hosts Notre Dame (lost to Kentucky) and James Madison fell in the Regional. 2014 also saw two host teams fall. 2013 had three host teams lose while 2012 saw four hosts fall.
On the USF campus, Louisville track and field hs participants galore for the NCAA East Regional Preliminaries. Going today for UofL on the women's side, Alexis Gibbons leaps in the long jump, Brooke Raglin sprints in the 100 meters and Dorcas Wasike stretches out in the 10,000 meters. Good luck to these Cardinal student-athletes!
Enjoy your Thursday and start preparing those pools to open up this weekend. Go Cards!
- Jared -