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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Field Hockey Hosts Kent State -- UofL SAAC -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Field Hockey Hosts Kent State

UofL will wrap up their three-game home stand today against Kent State.  The game is slated for 3:30.  A midweek afternoon game doesn't exactly fit the schedule for the normal working person, but it is easy to catch on the ACC Network Extra (online).

The #12 Cards have started the season undefeated by defeating Indiana and UMass.  So far, UofL has posted a clean sheet on defense as the battle for the starting goalkeeper position remains heated.

Bethany Russ leads all Cardinals in scoring after posting a hat trick against IU.  Madison Walsh, Carter Ayers, and Mercedes Pastor each have a goal.  Whena Munn has recorded a pair of assists and Walsh has one.

Kent State leads the all-time head-to-head 23-13 but UofL has won eight straight games including a 3-1 regular season finale last year. Russ had two goals against Kent State last year.

The Golden Flashes sole loss came to Michigan State, who the Cards will face in East Lansing on Sunday.

If I had a guess I'd say Paulie will be in attendance in the press box live tweeting the game and giving us some post game, if jury duty doesn't take precedent.  Check out his recap here tomorrow.


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has many functions but one of them is to help arrange for student-athletes supporting other teams so all sports can have a support section at games.

It's great fun, naturally, for them to support their fellow student-athletes and gives the fans to interact with them in a social setting.

Paulie tells a story of  little girl who was a huge softball fan and got to meet her idol (a former pitcher for the Cards) and have her picture taken with her.

There was a large representation last night as men's soccer defeated rival Kentucky.  I came out of retirement to join them in cheering and got to spend some time with Jaz Jones, women's soccer, softball, field hockey, swimming & diving, cheer, and more.  Women's soccer even painted up to spell out "GO CARDINALS!".  There was also a large crowd of them at volleyball this past weekend.  We should start seeing a lot more of that this year.

Happy Wednesday and Go CARDS!

Jared's Selfie Selection

Is Jared a rock star? It's come to the attention of your benevolent skipper here at Cardinal Couple (Paulie) that a lot of UofL women's student athletes are familiar with our photographer and writer Jared Anderson. (Be careful, young don't know what you are in for...)

I always tease him that I don't want a lot of "selfie" pictures when he sends me his work from various events. Since it is his day to write, though, I'll cut him a little slack and grant the approval of some selfies here. After all, we are all about the joy and excitement of UofL women's sports here at the Couple, and Jared certainly seems to have a lot of those two things whenever he's out at an event. 

Witness Monday, for an example. While prowling the sidelines at the UofL vs. Notre Dame football clash, I saw him at various times stopping to take a crowd shot or walk over to the fans and shake hands or wave.

How do we market this?

(No, I did not get a haircut and that's not me with Jared)
We don't, mind you, have any exclusive claims on the dashing Mr. Anderson.

He's also an integral part of the all-sports site RIVER CITY CARDS. He does photo shoots for very reasonable prices as a sideline.

He's kind enough to join us on the radio when his work schedule permits and, if it's summertime, you'll usually find him down on Main Street shooting the Louisville Bats. 

All of this, plus keeping tabs on his girlfriend Katie, playing the euphonium at various events and banging the drum at soccer games. 

Ah, the energy of youth...


1 comment:

  1. Jared for governor of Kentucky! He could do better than that buffoon Bevin on your side of the river.

    Curtis "Would work in Jared's Campaign Headquarters" Franklin


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