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Friday, April 12, 2019

Reeling in the Weekend -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Women's Sports on the Weekend

Despite campus being relatively quiet this coming weekend things are pretty packed for the women's sports at Louisville.

Softball is set to play a three-game series up in Brighton to face Boston College.  The 13-23 Eagles have been less than stellar this season but have won their last two games.  They have been outscored 211-126 this year.

The Cards are 25-14 on the season and 6-6 in the ACC.

Louisville is coming off a series victory against Florida State, arguably two of the biggest wins in program history.  Danielle Watson and Taylor Roby have led the pitching force recently while Celene Funke's 43 hits and Sidney Melton's 42 hits are the best on the team.  Rebecca Chung has a team-high 27 RBIs with Megan Hensley's 26 and Melton's 25 are close behind.  Funke is still tied for first in the NCAA with nine triples.

Lacrosse heads to Charlottesville to face #7 Virginia on Saturday at noon.  The Cavaliers have scored 201 goals on the season and are led by Avery Shoemaker with 41 goals and 54 points.  In goal, Charlie Campbell has close to a .500 save percentage with 132 saves.

The Cards come into the match 5-10 and are coming off a 19-7 victory against Ohio State.  Tessa
Chad's 53 goals ranks 6th in the NCAA.  Rachel Florek is approaching triple-digits in saves with 97.

Women's Tennis will conclude their regular season in Tallahassee against #12 Florida State on Saturday at noon.  The Cards have lost 10 straight and 13 of the last 14.

Raven Neely's 16 wins are a team-high.  Nikolina Jovic is also in the double-digits with 12 wins.

Track and Field will be at home, hosting the Louisville Invitational on Friday and Saturday.  Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, and Notre Dame will be the other teams competing against the Cards over at Cardinal Park.

Women's Golf will be in Atlanta the entire weekend competing in the Liz Murphey Collegiate.  Four of the teams appearing are ranked in the Top 25.  Louisville is ranked 42nd in the country.

Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Ole Miss, Kennesaw State, Georgia, Augusta, Denver, Iowa, and Daytona State will be the other competitors in the heavy-SEC field.

Boom, boom !

Also in town is Thunder Over Louisville.

Between the Louisville Bats game, the air show, the fireworks, and more you can expect the crowds to be just shy of a million people, more than the entire population of Louisville.  Close to 60,000 shells are expected to be used in the largest annual firework show in the world.  The 30-minute display is definitely a sight to behold.

For those electing to attend Thunder Over Louisville please plan accordingly with traffic and weather.  I would highly recommend getting tickets to the Bats game.  If nothing else you have access to plumbing and electricity and can hang out with me in a good place to view the airshow and fireworks show.

Radio, radio...oh, who hid the radio?

I will NOT be present tomorrow morning for The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour (please hold your applause until the end of the performance) but the other knuckleheads and Dynamic Daryl will hold down the fort to discuss all things women's sports -- so tune in or give us a look!

Air time is 11 a.m. Emanating from the magnificent, majestic media mansion on Mellwood. Bringing you the only show on the radio waves that devotes an hour to the joy and excitement of women's sports at the University of Louisville.

WCHQ 100.9 FM would be the digits you need to know and can easily picked up down by the river. We can also be accessed via Twitter @WCHQFM. Download the WCHQ app while you are there.

There's link to listen to the station and its current  broadcasts at and people report to us they listen to us that way.

Paulie recently fielded an e-mail from a listener who accessed us, through the website, from Eugene, Oregon. She was complimentary of the show and was thinking about maybe doing something similar on a college campus station up there about her school's women's athletics.

We broadcast the show on Facebook Live as well. Have a look, comment and tell a friend!

Unfortunately, we aren't available via DoorDash or Uber Eats. Yet.

Happy Friday and Go Cards!


1 comment:

  1. The Softball squad is becoming a favorite of mine. Love the spirit of Funke, the dependability of Melton and the hustle of Butler.

    Hey, for what it is worth, I was driving down Mellwood earlier this morning and they are putting up No Parking signs on Mellwood, where you guys broadcast from, for Saturday.

    Curtis "Creates his own thunder" Franklin


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