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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lax Takes Home Finale -- The Bracket Victor -- Draft Night -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Chad Goes Off as Lax Dominates Ohio State

In one final hoorah at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium Tessa Chad set a program record for most points in a game as the Cards routed THE(EEEEE) Ohio State University 19-7.

Tessa Chad tied a program-best by scoring nine goals in the game, a record she set earlier this year.  Her two assists took her point total to 20 points on the day.  During the match Chad scored her 200th career point and her 100th as a Cardinal.

Ohio State got on the board first when former Cardinal Mckayla Conti scored a goal less than a minute into the game.  She led the Buckeyes with two goals.  Ohio State added a second goal 40 seconds later for the quick 2-0 lead.

The Cards would put up a quick pair of goals to match the score at two apiece.

Ohio State went on to score the next two goals, making the first six goals of the game between the two teams -- all unassisted.

In a fiery effort, Louisville used an 11-0 spurt that involved closing out the first half and starting the second half to take a commanding 13-4 lead with about 24 minutes remaining.

The Buckeyes posted a pair of goals within a minute of each other to dig into the lead before Louisville scored six of the final seven goals of the game.

Besides Chad's triple hat trick Ally Hall recorded one of her own.  Paige Richbourg added two goals and two assists for six points.

Rachel Florek took position in goal once again for the Cards, recording five saves on 12 tries for the win.  Lexie Ball came in for the final 4.5 minutes but did not face a shot on goal.

The home victory was the fifth overall on the season for the 5-10 Cards and the third at home in eight tries.

Louisville travels to #7 Virginia this Saturday and will wrap up play at #1 Boston College the following weekend.

They Said It

Paulie conducted post-game audio/video with Coach Teeter, Rachel Florek and Tessa Chad. You can witness it at the link below:


NCAA Pick Em Recap

Yes, college basketball season is officially over.

The women's side came down to one possession in
regulation and the men's side went to overtime. We held our annual WBB NCAA Pick 'Em contest here at Cardinal Couple, bracket czar Jared Anderson has crunched the numbers, verified his stats, called in several notable CPA firms for authorization and has determined a winner. Drum roll, please.

And the winner of the 2019 Cardinal Couple NCAA Pick Em is......

Kenny Schneider!

With an impressive record of 53-10, Kenny was able to hold off the competition down the stretch. Your top 20 finishers are listed below. Thanks to everyone who participated. Kenny has not notified us yet which prize he has selected, either the $25 Cracker Barrel or Panera Card.

A special "Thank You!" to Jared for collecting, analyzing, tracking and keeping us up-to-date with the contest!

Top 20 Standings:

Kenny Schneider

Charlie McAdams

Kenneth Stark Sr

Doug Anderson
Mike D

Jared Anderson

Case Hoskins
Paul Sykes

Daryl Foust

Seminole Sue

Nick O
Joe Hill
Jeff McAdams

Curtis Franklin

Sonya Sykes
Sandy W

David Watson

Cardinal Couple Chimps

Flip Coin

WNBA Draft Night

Tonight is the night we see where Asia Durr will get drafted.  She is a prime candidate to be selected No. 1 overall by the Las Vegas Aces.

Durr is one of 12 players invited to attend the WNBA Draft.  She joins the ranks of high performance players Arike Ogunbawale, Katie Lou Samuelson, Kalani Brown, Megan Gustafson, and more!

Tune into ESPN2 at 7:00 to catch the first round and ESPNU at 8:00 for the second and third rounds.  Sam Fuehring has a good chance of being drafted in one of the later rounds.

Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!



  1. Congratulations to Kenny! I was in the "also participated" listing and will try to do better next season.

    Hooray! For Lacrosse! Anything you beat a team with a winning record, like OSU had, it's a nice win. I like Tessa Chad and wish the Cards had her for a few more years.

    Paulie, are you hearing anything about campus visitors for WBB yet?

    Curtis "Go Asia!!" Franklin

    1. I am "Sgt. Schultz" on this and KNOW NOTHING!

      There is a rumor circulating, however, unsubstantiated and unconfirmed, that there might be a few transfers checking out the Belknap Campus in the future.

      Names tossed around areElizabeth Dixon (Ga Tech) and another possible "Techie" making the trip with her. Also, Kianna Smith (CAL) and Evina Westbrook (TN) are "in the transfer portal" and are looking to apply their skills in a different student-athlete venue.

      One that we'd most likely have NO interest in at all is Minyon Moore (Mariya's little sis), who is looking to play as a grad transfer somewhere.

      Heard that Laura Cornelius (Miami) won't compete her senior year at Miami and will probably check out professional options. She's one I would flat love to see change her mind and come here.

      UNC has three leaving (confirmed) and a possible fourth.

      That's what I got.


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