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Wednesday, September 9, 2020



The University of Louisville women's soccer squad placed two players on the All-ACC First team and the Cards were picked to finish seventh in pre-season poll. 

For Emina Ekic, a senior midfielder from Louisville Manual, it's her third appearance on the All-ACC team. She appeared in 20 matches for the Cards in 2019 and led the squad in assists. She also scored five game-winning goals for UofL, who finished the season with a 13-5-2 record. 

Gabby Kouzelos makes her second appearance on the All-ACC squad. She also played in all 20 matches in 2019 and had ten shutouts in goalkeep for Karen Ferguson Dayes' squad. Her 0.87 goals against average is second in all-time program history. She's a redshirt-senior goalkeeper from Wadsworth, OH.

The "Kickin Cards" were picked to finish seventh in the ACC in a preseason poll. They assign points in these things and the Cards received 77. They were just two points behind Notre Dame for sixth. Atop the pre-season prognostications were perennial powers UNC, Florida State in second and Virginia in third. The Cards will face all three in the season -- which starts in just eight days -- with a road trip to Florida to face off against Miami and FSU. Louisville's home opener will happen on Thursday, Oct. 1st when Syracuse visits Lynn Stadium. 


A night that featured games for all three teams that have Louisville women's basketball players on their rosters. 

Las Vegas blew out to a 59-41 halftime lead, led by 20 at one point and held on the defeat the Indiana Fever 92-86. The win puts the Aces in sole position of second place in the league at 15-4. A good night for Angel McCoughtry who saw 24 minutes, had 15 points and six rebounds for "the beers squad" -- (Bill Laimbeer). Vegas eliminated Indiana (5-15) from playoff consideration with the win

Washington kept their playoff hopes alive behind the stellar performance of Myisha Hines-Allen in a 89-86 win over the Minnesota Lynx. "Mooks" had 19 first half points for the Mystics and finished the game with 26 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. A scary moment -- when Hines-Allen went to the floor wih about four minutes left in the contest with what looked to be an ankle injury. She did return for the final minute of the fourth quarter. A quarter that Washington won 22-16. With the win, Washington (7-13) remained a game behind eighth place Dallas. 

New York Liberty took a tough loss to the L.A. Sparks last night 96-70. Former Cardinal great Jazmine Jones did not play in the contest -- head Liberty coach Walt Hopkins indicating before the game that he wanted to play some of the other players on the roster who hadn't seen a lot of time and some of the other rookies. Amanda Zahui B also sat the contest out. Cardinal Kylee Shook, who had been sidelined with a sprained ankle, did return for New York, and contributed five points and two rebounds in 15 minutes.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



  1. I have to wonder if it was more that what the NY Liberty coach said, in terms of not playing Jaz and Amanda. Jaz's athleticism was definitely needed out there.

    Nick O

    1. I don't think that is an issue, Nick. Hopkins knows what he has in each, the key is finding a group of players that can come back and join with Jones, Zahui B, Asia Durr and Sabrina Ionescu. I'd like to think Kylee would be a part of that group, Jocelyn Willoughby has looked very good recently, as has Paris Kea and Layshia Clarendon. Add Kia Nurse and Kiah Stokes...maybe Odom and/or Walker. Joyner-Holmes?

      That's why (in my humble opinion) Hopkins needs to experiment and see what kind of a bench he can build. LEt's face it, NY is going to finis last and will get the #1 pick, which poses an interesting dilemma. Dp you add a guard (Dana Evans) or go for more height inside?



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