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Friday, June 1, 2018

WNBA Update -- Sauer Finishes 4-1 in China -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Cards in the WNBA

While the NBA Finals began last night as they reach the final two weeks of the season the WNBA season is still young.  Teams have played anywhere between four-to-six games in their 34-game season.  The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-114 in overtime in game one, that ended poorly with an ejection and a mild scuffle.

Shoni Schimmel- She gave it her best shot with two WNBA rosters in New York and Las Vegas but was waived from both.  She saw time in two games for the Aces for a total of 13 minutes.  Schimmel had no points, two rebounds, one assist, and one turnover. She was 0-5 from three range. When Plum and McBride returned from Euro ball, the three-point shooting was bolstered and Schimmel got shown the exit.

Angel McCoughtry- She has tallied 107 minutes in four games, which is fourth-most on the team.  Her 60 points is second on the team while she is third with 22 rebounds.  McCoughtry also has six assists, nine steals, five blocks, 11 turnovers, and 12 fouls.  It's safe to safe Angel has secured her spot in the starting lineup.

Myisha Hines-Allen- The Mystics have the second-best win percentage at .833.  Connecticut has only played three games so far so their 3-0 record can appear deceiving.  The rookie has recorded 100 minutes while playing in all six games.  She has 41 points and is second on the team with 32 rebounds.  Hines-Allen also adds one assist, three steals, two blocks, five turnovers, and 12 fouls.  Oh My-My-Myisha, you are having a solid rookie year including a double-double during Tuesday's game.  Hines-Allen will bounce back-and-forth between being a starter and a key reserve.

Sauer Returns Home

We gave an update on Molly Sauer and the US Collegiate National Team in China on Wednesday.  They went on to win their final two matches of the tour.  The US defeated Beijing BAIC 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-21, 25-23) and Hebei 3-1 (25-11, 25-20, 19-25, 25-19).

Some of the top performers for the US include Stephanie Samedy (Minnesota), Dana Rettke (Wisconsin), Madison Lilley (Kentucky), and Rachael Kramer (Florida).

Cardinal Couple hopes to set an interview up with Louisville-native Molly Sauer in the upcoming weeks to learn more about the trip and get a preview of the upcoming season.

Baseball Begins NCAA Play

No. 21 Louisville Baseball plays their first game in the NCAA Tournament tonight at 7:00 p.m., against Kent State in the Texas Tech Regional.

The Cards hold a 16-12 edge over the Golden Eagles.  They last faced in the 2014 Louisville Regional and Louisville was victorious 5-0.

Louisville went 1-1 against Texas Tech this season, which is also their only to meetings ever.  The Cards are 4-1-1 against New Mexico State with the most recent game being 3-2 in the Cards' favor in 2012, but all other games came in the 1970's.

I expect Louisville will take the first game of the regional with ease as they ride a hot streak into the NCAA Tournament.  The Cards have won six of their last seven games.

You can catch this game online on Watch ESPN or tune into 93.9 The Ville on the radio to hear the always-colorful Sean Moth give play-by-play..

Cason goes rolling along

Olivia Cason completed her first round of 18 holes yesterday in the LPGA U.S. Open and fired a +4 over par at Shoal Creek in soggy conditions. Sarah Jane Smith, who is on the LPGA Tour and from Australia, fired a first round -5 under par to lead the way.

No idea on the projected cut line just yet, but a sub par round could definitely help Cason, a UofL junior out of Owensboro, KY make the final two days. (By sub par we mean below 72...not anything bad intended toward her performance.) Hit 'em straight and long, O.C. !!

Other News and Notes

Congratulations to Joe Walker Jr on his retirement.  Walker has been with Louisville track and field since 2012, but has coached at the collegiate level since 1970 and one year of high school before that.

Moving into a new month means all sorts of new holidays including Flip a Coin Day, Donut Day, Leave the Office Early Day (as if we all could), Oscar the Grouch Day, and Say Something Nice Day.

The city of Louisville took some damage yesterday as severe weather rolled through.  Downed trees and power lines have left tens of thousands without power and have left a few hundred homeless due to damages.  Keep them in your thoughts and/or prayers.

Congratulations to all of the high schoolers graduating this weekend.  You will soon take the next step of life as you move onto college, work, or another path in life.

Catch the entire A-team in the studio tomorrow as we talk about golf, baseball, WNBA, and make up stuff to get us through the remainder of the hour! It's rumored that tomorrow will also be the majestic return of the renown and highly heralded WORLDWIDE QUIZ.

Happy Friday and Go Cards!

- Jared -


  1. We survived any damage on that first storm that rolled through Fern Creek around 4 p.m. and tossed a bunch of hail at Paulie while he was in his car. I did spend about a half-hour picking up branches in the driveway and front yard from our tulip poplar, though.

    Being in a car during hail is a experience. Kinda like the guy who drives the ball pick up tractor at the driving range.


  2. The bank took minimal damage minus a power surge yesterday that forced us to be non-operational for about 15 minutes.

  3. Power out at our place for an hour or two. Today there is lots of work being done along west bound Eastern Parkway in the north (outside) lane between Bardstown and Baxter. Looks like some trees/branches and a pole.

  4. Shoni should play overseas she'll get more minutes and get her swagger back.

  5. MHA in the house! Jersey girls rule!


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