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Friday, April 9, 2021

Lacrosse falls to #8 Duke 12-10 -- WSOC vs Volunteers Cancelled -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Good morning Louisville fans, 

Not a lot of great news this morning as we've seen a loss on the lacrosse front, a cancellation for the women's soccer program and softball schedule has another shake-up in their jam-packed week of operation. I'll make it a quick one to keep you up to date on the latest from Louisville women's sports front. At least Scott Teeter was bright, festive and styling. 


The #15 ranked Cards fell for a second time at Cardinal Stadium in three weeks, again to a team from North Carolina, this time the #8 ranked Duke Blue Devils.  It was a strong defensive effort for UofL as the team forced 14 turnovers but the Cards were unable to overpower Duke and fell 12-10 Thursday night.  

The Cards were outscored 7-6 in the first half, 5-4 in the second.  After a quick two goals scored by Duke, they went scoreless for almost 17 minutes as the Cards went on a 5-0 run.  Duke then went on a 5-0 run of their own to make it 7-5.  The Cards were led by Ally Hall with 3 goals and an assist.  Its the Cards fifth loss in the last six matches.  Duke had two players who scored three goals, Katie Cronin and Eva Greco. It was Greco's first goals of the season.

"It was a good lacrosse game, it was a game of runs as both teams battled back to take leads," said head coach Scott Teeter. "We had opportunities down the stretch, but unfortunately their goalie made some key saves and she won them the game."


Rachel Florek finished the game with nine saves and a .429 save percentage. Duke goalkeeper Sophia LeRose had 14 saves, 13 of which came in the second half.  The Cardinals' aggressive defense led to 14 caused turnovers, while Duke had just four, but draw controls weighed heavily in the Blue Devils' favor, 19-5.

Louisville continues its three-game home stand as Syracuse comes to UofL Lacrosse Stadium for the first of two meetings on Friday, April 16 at 3 p.m. ET.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women's soccer announced today that its home match against Tennessee on Saturday has been canceled.
The cancellation is "due to a lack of available players for Tennessee" and the match will not be made up.

Louisville concludes the spring portion of the schedule against Wake Forest in Johnson City, Tenn., on Saturday, April 17 at 12 p.m. ET.


Due to persistent rain in the forecast in the Atlanta area, the University of Louisville softball game at Georgia Tech has been moved to 11 a.m. after originally being slated for a 4 p.m. start.

The Cardinals (13-15, 7-10 ACC) are currently ninth in the ACC standings while the Yellow Jackets (10-18, 4-14) are 12th.
• Louisville has won three of their last four games after taking a four-game ACC road series at Pittsburgh.
• Carmyn Greenwood leads the team and stands second in the ACC with a .437 batting average. She also leads the way with eight doubles, 17 runs, seven stolen bases and 13 multi-hit games.

Scouting the Yellow Jackets: Georgia Tech (10-18, 4-14 ACC) has been idle since March 26 when they beat Middle Tennessee 10-1. The Jackets' ACC series with North Carolina was postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the UNC program and then weather conditions cause the postponement of the series at Syracuse.
• Georgia Tech is led offensively by Tricia Awald who is hitting .402 with seven home runs. Cameron Stanford has belted out five home runs and a team-best 25 RBIs.
• Madison McPherson (2-5) carries a 3.77 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 65.0 innings of work. Blake Neleman has registered a team-high 48 Ks in 33.0 innings.

WNBA jersey unveiling
Have you seen these things yet?? I'm very excited about these new jerseys unveiled by the WNBA Thursday.  Each organization has 3 versions of the team name to represent different ideals.  “Explorer” “Rebel” as well as the the majority-white “Heroine” jerseys.  I can't wait to see which one of these kits Dana Evans will don next year.   What I really have my eye on is one of those Angel McCoughtry Aces jerseys though.  Perhaps next payday...

The players around the league are also excited... Here's some of the former Cards words... 

Have a great Friday, folks.  Go Cards!!


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