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Friday, November 1, 2019

Cards Fall, Retain 4-Seed -- Weekend Schedule -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Cards Fall but Retain 4-Seed

The happenings at Lynn Stadium did not go well for Louisville women's soccer, but due to a Duke loss to Florida State the Cards finished the season in 4th place in the ACC.

A goal seconds before the conclusion of the first half was the difference as NC State came in and took down the Cards 1-0.

Louisville was without Niamh Nelson, who sat out her one-game suspension.  Maisie Whitsett went down in the second half with a minor knee injury and hopes to be back for postseason.  Callie McKinney went down as well, but her injury appears to be much more severe.  McKinney went down just outside the box and appeared to be in major pain as the trainers ran onto the pitch to assist her.  After several minutes they took her to the locker room only to come out later with the senior in crutches.

Prior to NC State's goal Louisville had a pair of solid looks.  Allison Whitfield found Arianna Ferraro inside the box, but her shot was hauled in by the Wolfpack's keeper.  The other look was when Jessica de Filippo beat the keeper around the outside and had a semi-open net, but her shot went too far outside.

With 56 seconds remaining in the half NC State's Anna Toohey broke a scoreless match.  Toohey, who entered the game a few minutes prior found space in the right side of the box after receiving a pass and shot it past Gabby Kouzelos.

The Cards' offense struggled in the second half as they produced three of their nine overall shots at the western goal.  Five of the nine shots of the night were on target, all saved by NC State.

With Virginia at Boston College getting cancelled due to weather and Florida State taking down Duke 1-0 the ACC Tournament field was set.

The final standings are listed below with the top eight qualifying for the tournament:

1 North Carolina
2 Florida State
3 Virginia
4 Louisville
5 NC State
6 Duke
7 Clemson
8 Notre Dame
9 Virginia Tech
10 Pitt
11 Miami
12 Wake Forest
13 Syracuse
14 Boston College
*Georgia Tech is the only ACC school to not field a women's soccer team.

The ACC Quarterfinals will begin this Sunday.  FSU hosts Clemson at 1:00.  UofL will get their rematch against the Wolfpack at 3:00.  Virginia hosts Duke at 5:00.  Top-seed North Carolina will get the 7:00 primetime slot as they host Notre Dame.

We caught up with an obviously disappointed but very factual and philosophical head coach Karen Ferguson Dayes after the game. Link below

Weekend Schedule


Cross Country begins the first day of the ACC Championships in Blacksburg, VA.

Women's Tennis hosts the Louisville Classic at the Bass Rudd Tennis Center.

Swimming and Diving hosts Notre Dame at 5:00 at the Ralph Wright Natatorium.

Volleyball is on the road at Boston College at 7:30.  


Women's Tennis continues play in the Louisville Classic.

Field Hockey hosts Syracuse for Senior Day at 1:00.


Women's Tennis will wrap up play at the Bass Rudd Tennis Center.

Volleyball will have a 1:00 start time at Syracuse.

Women's Soccer hosts NC State at 3:00 in the AC Quarterfinals.

Next time I post on here we will have begun the women's basketball season.  I'm looking forward to another great year!


With Case out-of-town, me working and no response from Daryl -- whose probably working as well, it looks like Jeff and Paulie for the Saturday Morning broadcast of The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. Paulie will approach a couple of people at today's WBB Tipoff Luncheon and see if he can get anyone else, especially one of the basketball fanatics there, and we'll know how that goes Saturday morning at 11 a.m.on WCHQ 100.9 FM.

You can also catch the broadcast on Facebook Live, live at the station's webiste or download the WCHQ app while you are there.

Happy Friday and Go Cards!



  1. Tough VB loss after looking so good in fourth set.

    Paulie and crew, I am stunned by the loss of one of my favorite shows on radio. I hope you guys will continue on in some other vein. My thoughts and condolences to all at WCHQ.

    Curtis "What will become of Floyd the Squirrel?" Franklin

    1. I'm sure we'll squirrel Floyd away before the station shuts down. ;)

      We're pretty set on the CCRH continuing in some form. It'll probably be a bit more podcast'ish. At the moment, I'm looking into what it takes to do YouTube live streaming, and so far, it looks remarkably doable.

      There will be lots of details to work out. Location to do the show, which I've already got a line in a place; equipment to do it, this location has lost of the equipment we would need; software setup to be able to do the streaming, which is what I am exploring right now.

      As much as we've loved being Thereat WCHQ, there are some advantages to moving away from a true radio station setup. We wouldn't be as tied to a one hour long format, we could shorten them up in the summer, but perhaps go longer in seasons when we have a lot more to cover. Multimedia functionality could prove easier to incorporate.

      So there's still a lot to decide, but I think I can speak for all of us involved, based on the discussions we've had so far, in saying that the CCRH will live on.

    2. Ugh, pardon the phone typing in that one. :/

  2. We appreciate the effort by each of you to provide the radio broadcast. I personally vote for its continuation in a format that works best for CC.


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