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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

New Rankings -- Lax Destroys Marquette -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

New Rankings

As you can imagine, a pair of wins including a win on the road against NC State helped Louisville women's basketball move up in the latest AP Poll.

Louisville climbed all the way up to #5, which will put them borderline 1- or 2-seed for the NCAA Tournament.  More importantly, they remain secure with a Top 16-seed placement, which results in a pair of home games to start the NCAA Tournament.

The Cards WBB squad used wins over NC State and Notre Dame to vault back into the top five and still remain one of my choices to be a #1 seed come NCAA Tournament time.

South Carolina kept the top spot and rightfully so.  Baylor is #2 and Oregon #3 as the top three spots remained unchanged.  Stanford climbed four spots to get to the #4 ranking with UofL right behind.

UConn fell a spot down to #6.  Maryland leapfrogged a few times to get to #7.  UCLA dropped a spot to #8.  Mississippi State fell three spots to #9.  NC State plummeted six spots to #10 after back-to-back home losses.

The only other ACC school in the Top 25 is Florida State, who fell to #17.

For the Cards, they hit the road to Georgia Tech on Thursday and Pitt on Sunday.

The ACC regular season ranking to date have UofL WBB (12-2) on top with a one-game lead over the 11-3 Wolfpack. There is a traffic jam after that, a three-way tie for third between Florida State, Duke and Virginia Tech at 9-5. Waiting in the wings are Boston College and Syracuse at 8-6 and Georgia Tech at 8-7.

Lacrosse Destroys Marquette

Few NCAA sports offer some type of mercy rule.  We have become familiar with the softball mercy rule (eight run lead after five innings), but this time it was Lacrosse who invoked it.  By holding a 10-goal lead, the Cardinals had a running clock over Marquette.  The final score ended up 16-6.

Three Cardinals recorded hat tricks in the win- Ally Hall (four goals), Hannah Morris (four), and Allegra Catalano (three).  Paige Richbourg scored twice and Caroline Blalock, Alexa Steffens, and Alex McNicholas each scored a goal.

The Cards raced out to an 8-0 lead in the first 20 minutes before scoring halted for several minutes.  Marquette got on the board with three minutes remaining in the first half.  Louisville responded half a minute later with their ninth goal of the match.  The Golden Eagles scored with just under a minute  until halftime.

That was, by far, the best half of action for Louisville Lacrosse this season. Florek was pitching a shutout at goalkeep and Hannah Morris had already reached a "hat trick" in scoring with three goals. 9-2 after one, the Cards were comfortably in control.

Marquette scored the first two goals of the second half to cap off a 3-0 spurt to cut the lead to 12-5.  Louisville scored six of the next seven goals, leading to a running clock with 19:57 remaining.  The two foes traded goals til the final horn.

Rachel Florek got the win in goal with nine saves in 15 attempts.  Jen Schaaf relieved Florek in goal for the final seven and a half minutes and recorded one save.

Scott Teeter brought along Hannah Morris and Megan Mangines to the postgame presser where Paulie had them all to himself. did provide a video link, although the audio is not great.  I'll ask Paulie to attach his audio recording to the article.

Louisville vs Marquette Postgame Video

Paulie audio link:   TEETER, MORRIS and MANGINES POST GAME   (Audio only) 

Paulie sits down with Coach Scott Teeter each week to review Lacrosse action from the week, preview the upcoming week and meet one the Louisville Lacrosse players. Be sure to check back tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) for the latest edition of those fun, factual and informative chats. 

More lacrosse photos from yesterday:

Burger of the Week

Another popular local burger place is Mussel and Burger Bar.  This restaurant provides plenty of enticing options for burgers. You can go with a classic, BBQ, Italian, Argentinian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, Vegetarian and many more for burger choices!  I can vouch that their burgers are delicious and the fries on the side are tough to beat.                                    They have a couple locations, with one being downtown on 7th Street and one out in the East End on Taylorsville Rd.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!



  1. Bust 'em up Lacrosse! I was watching on ACC Network Extra. Seemed at times the Marquette women were getting a little chippy and intentionally committing hard fouls. Oh well, look on the scoreboards and see who is behind Golden Eagles.

    Go hoops! Top 5 and rising!

    I return to work today, the doctor cleared me for duty, I've shed the walking boot and foot feels fine. Pray for me, all. LOL...

    Curtis "Back to the grind, let's see what we can find." Franklin

  2. Good burgers but prices are ridiculous.


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