Thursday, January 9, 2020
Scott Teeter Lacrosse Interview -- WBB News and Notes -- Cards prepare for Miami -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
LARGER ROSTER, PLENTY OF TALENTED NEWCOMERS FOR 2020 LACROSSE
A chance yesterday to sit down with UofL head Lacrosse coach Scott Teeter and get a look at what the 2020 squad and schedule will be like. A very informative and quite detailed look at LAX at Louisville and how they'll look awaits you as you listen to the link.
Coach and I discussed last year, returning and new players, the schedulea nd other important aspects of what the Cards will face and endeavor to accomplish in the ACC and out-of-conference matches this season.
Also, a bit of Paulie buffoonery...I threw Coach Teeter off guard when I asked about the second set of twin sisters on the squad. In my preparation for the interview, I looked at a lot of ACC rosters, and managed to get my Louisville and Notre Dame roster sheets mixed up.
So, the question about the "Louisville twins that don't exist" temporarily had Coach a bit in askance about this roster development that he had no idea about or existed for for his squad. The Cards still have the Blalock sisters, but the Scutaro twins will toil for the Irish -- not UofL.
It happens when you reach my age. Fortunately, we overcame the gaffe and finished strong.
Louisville Lacrosse enters their third season under the direction of Teeter and his talented assistants Kay Morissette and Renee Poullott. We eagerly look forward to what they will accomplish home and away against a VERY tough schedule, in-conference and out.
The Cards open 2020 play at Cincinnati on Sunday, Feb. 9th. They'll return to start the home schedule Saturday Feb. 15th against Denver. All-in-all nine home games at the LLS. It should be exciting, we suggest: C'mon out !
LINK TO INTERVIEW: SCOTT TEETER INTERVIEW
CARDS WBB TRAVELS TO MIAMI
Tonight at the later-than-normal start time of 8 p.m., Louisville WBB puts their 3-0 ACC and 14-1 overall record on the line in Coral Gables, FL against the Miami Hurricanes.
The Canes have listed ALL-ACC and preseason conference player of the year Bea Mompremier as a "day-to-day" prospect for the contest. She did not play in UM's last outing against FSU because of an injured foot. Coach Walz feels she'll probably be on the court to face the Cards and has prepared his squad for that possibility.
The Canes are a talented team, regardless on whether "Bea" plays or not. Mykea Gray, Kelsey Marshall and Endia Banks are all proven scorers and Brianna Jackson (no, this isn't the ex-UofL star) and Jamir Huston are powerful rebounders that could give the Cards fits on both ends of the court. Miami out-rebounded FSU, the first team to do that all season, and the Canes have only been out-rebounded twice this year.
Let's not forget UM came into the KFC YUM! Center and defeated Louisville last year, the Cards first of just two home losses in the 2018-19 season. Both Gray and Bea played in that one. Hof and Cornelius may be gone, but, this version of the Canes is still very strong.
Don't let the current Miami two-game losing streak fool you. This will, in my opinion, eventually be a top 25 team and a dangerous ACC and NCAA Tournament matchup.
The boards are the key, and Louisville needs to get productive scoring out of Jaz, Dana. We'd love to see Kylee have a huge contest and also see Mompremier watching this one from the bench.
If you missed yesterday's link to the weekly Walz and Dana interviews, I put up my audio of them for you to sample today:
LINK: JAZ INTERVIEW
LINK: JEFF WALZ PRESSER 1/8/20
MORE ON WBB
-- Dana Evans has been named to the John Wooden mid-season Top 25 list. Evans is the second-leading scorer in the ACC at 18.5 points per contest.
-- The USA women's national team roster has been named and Angel McCoughtry is on it. The team comes to Louisville on Sunday, Feb 2nd to take on the Cards in their final exhibition before entering the qualifying stage for the Olympics in 2020.
In addition to McCoughtry, fans will be treated to an all-star line-up as the roster will feature: Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Layshia Clarendon (Connecticut Sun), Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas Wings), Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx), Chelsea Gray (Los Angeles Sparks), Kayla McBride (Las Vegas Aces), Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces), Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury) and A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces).