If we're looking ahead to the weekend that can mean only one thing- it's Friday! For most of us, the workweek is almost over and the exciting events over the weekend are swiftly approaching. As always, this weekend is stacked full of events for Louisville athletics.
Friday, Sept. 28
Louisville has won three straight matches including two wins on the road against ACC foes last weekend. At 9-4 and 2-0 in the ACC the Cards hold the 26th spot in the Coaches Poll. The Yellowjackets hold an 11-4 record but have lost their only two ACC matches so far. A key note in this match-up is that Georgia Tech is 10-0 at home this season.
#6 Men's Soccer @ #12 NC State, 7:00 p.m.
Much like most sports the ACC dominates men's soccer. The 6-1-1 Cards hold a perfect nine points in conference play so far and are coming off a 2-1 victory at Georgetown while playing a man down due to a red card for the final 17ish minutes.
Louisville Live, 7:00 p.m.
Chris Mack has been hard at work with the men's basketball program. Currently, Louisville has the #2 recruiting class for the 2019-2020 year, right behind USC and a spot ahead of Kentucky (sorry, Guv). This Louisville Live event is a first for Louisville men's basketball- a free event held on Fourth Street Live!. There will be giveaways and activities for fans as well as three-point and dunk contests featuring the current players.
Saturday, Sept. 29
No, this is not THE national championships, but just an early season event with the name in it. The Cards will be headed to the Oil Capital of the World down in Tulsa, Okla., for this two-day event.
Cross Country Greater Louisville Classic, 8:00 a.m.
Marked as one of the greatest cross country meets in the country, the men's and women's cross country teams stay in town for this event. This all day event features races for collegiate, high school, and middle school groups at EP Tom Sawyer State Park. Note: parts of the park will be closed due to the event.
Women's Soccer @ #3 North Carolina, 12:30 p.m.
Off to a hot start to the season at 9-1-0 and 3-0-0 women's soccer faces ultimately their toughest challenge to date. Case broke down this team and season exceptionally well yesterday and he can offer better insight than I can. For a team with hopes of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since moving into Lynn Stadium this match-up will be a good feel for what to expect in the postseason.
#8 Field Hockey @ #15 Virginia, 1:00 p.m.
Hopefully you have multiple screens to watch all these games on because this is another must-see. At 7-3 and 1-2 the Cards need another conference victory. Typically, five or six of the ACC teams make the 'Big Dance' and this team is too good to be the odd one out. UofL will need to not pull a Wake Forest game and hopefully some offensive players will wake up.
Football vs Florida State, 3:30 p.m.
A preseason big game has turned into a game of no interest for the rest of the country. Will Jawon Pass or Malik Cunningham see a majority of the action? Will the stadium even reach two-thirds capacity? Will we see the beginning of the end of the Bobby 2.0 era?
Sunday, Sept. 29
The men's tennis team finishes up the second of two days for the championships and will hope to have a good idea of the season to come.
Lacrosse Scrimmages- Two Games, 10:00 a.m.
These games have not been publicized, but lacrosse will be hosting a double-header for fall scrimmages beginning in the morning at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium.
Softball @ Indiana- Two Games, 1:00 p.m.
Also in their fall schedule is softball. The Cards head up north to Bloomington to face the Hoosiers in a double-header. Coach Holly Aprile is hitting the ground running this fall in preparation for the spring schedule. We should have a better feel for the team when they wrap up their fall schedule in a couple weeks.
Volleyball @ Clemson, 1:00 p.m.
Wrapping up a four-game road trip, the Cards will face Arthur's team. From what we know Arthur and his family is doing well following the recent natural disaster and campus is still standing. The Tigers are 9-6 and winless in the ACC. Like Georgia Tech, Clemson is also undefeated at home, but has only played there three times this year.
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Happy Friday and Go Cards!
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