Louisville T&F Holding on to Second Entering Final Day
Louisville women's track and field started off the ACC Indoor Championships hot on Thursday, carrying a lead into Friday competition with 33 points over Duke's 20. As more events wrapped up Friday, though, the Cards saw their grasp on the lead slip. Louisville now sits in second with 39 points, just behind Duke with 42. Virginia is in third with 31.5 points. There is still plenty of action yet to go as just seven out of seventeen scored events have been completed.
Thursday was Louisville's big day as the Cards went second, fourth, and fifth in the pole vault with Aliyah Welter, Gabriela Leon, and Auriane Viola scoring those positions respectively. They were followed by Louisville's first and fourth in the weight throw, with Makenli Forrest setting a school best to win the event ahead of Hailee Hudson in fourth.
Yesterday was a bit slower for the Cards, but they still managed a medal result as Purity Sanga took third in the 5000m race. Louisville didn't take home another top-ten finish on Friday. With plenty of running events yet to go and Louisville poised to stay in the mix, though, the Cards could still finish up with an impressive showing at this ACC Championship event as they prepare for NCAA Championships. The event will get back underway at 10:30AM on Saturday.
Softball Takes on Florida
As Daryl mentioned yesterday, Louisville softball is back on the road against a tough SEC opponent this weekend as they play a pair at Florida. There isn't much to preview about this game, as Florida brings in an undefeated record. Despite the fairly weak schedule to this point--mostly regional opponents--the Gators haven't looked like an unstoppable force. They have a pair of close games, defeating Jacksonville just 1-0 and winning their second game against Georgia Southern 2-1. They have quite a few big wins as well, some by double digits, but if Louisville can put together a consistent game on both sides of the ball, they could easily hang with this Florida team and gather a big win or two. Today's game is at 1PM and is listed as being watchable on SEC+, which is a function of ESPN+. Be sure to follow along with the UofL Softball Twitter account for updates.
Cardinal Couple Radio Hour
Oopsie. If you're a podcast listener, I apologize for last week's missing episode. When I went to begin my edit of the live show, I opened my recording of the show to find that my mic had not been recording to my computer at all. That issue has since been remedied, so the podcast will return to your feeds this week. We should have a full house this week as we recap the week that was in Louisville women's athletics and look ahead to the exciting week upcoming. Tune in to the Cardinal Couple YouTube channel at 11AM for the live show or check out the replay on YouTube any time.
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Until next time, Go Cards!