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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Lacrosse Downs Butler -- ACCWBB Tournament and Pick Em -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE



The Louisville lacrosse squad jumped out to a 8-1 lead over Butler and had no trouble in extending their home game winning streak to four games Tuesday afternoon at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium. 

Allegra Catalano netted the opening goal for UofL and added another to make in 4-0 Cards with 10 minutes left in the first quarter. The Cards offensive attack was rolling on all eight cylinders and Hannah Morris had a hat trick in the books by the time the Cards had established an 8-1 lead by the end of the first quarter. 

The foe from the Big East did respond with a couple of goals, but Scott Teeter was already freely substituting and had built a 14-6 lead at the halftime break. Seven Cards had scored by then and Hannah Morris had four goals to lead Louisville. 

Teeter played a total of 32 players in the match and about the only one he didn't substitute out was goalkeeper Sara Addeche. The third quarter was relatively slow in points production -- Louisville holding a 3-1 edge and freshman Tiffany Natoli picked up her second career goal in the third. 

A total of six Cards picked up their first career goals in the second half and the Cards expanded the 17-7 lead after three to a 5-1 advantage n the fourth for the 22-8 win. 

The 22 goals were the fourth most in Louisville history. Things get a lot rougher for Teeter's crew on Saturday when defending NCAA champ Boston College comes to town. 



The 2022 ACC Tournament opens tomorrow with three games in Greensboro, NC at the aptly named Greensboro Coliseum. 

It'll be #12 seed Syracuse opening play at 1 p.m. against #13 seed Clemson. #10 seed Duke goes against #15 seed Pitt at 3:30 pm and #11 seed Wake Forest faces #14 seed Virginia in the nightcap for first day action at 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday through Friday games will be shown on RSN -- which is Bally Sports South in the Louisville area. 

(Best damn crew in College Basketball)

Thursday action gets underway at 11 a.m. when #5 seed Virginia Tech faces the winner of Syracuse vs. Clemson. It's the first of four games Thursday, the night cap is scheduled for 8 p.m. and has #6 seed Georgia Tech playing the winner of Wake Forest and Virginia. 

Four more games follow on Friday, with the #1 thru #4 seeds making their debut against the survivors of the firs two days action. LOUISVILLE IS SET FOR A 6 P.M.START, as the #2 seed, and could face Pitt, Duke or Miami. NC State has the 2 p.m. game, as the #1 seed and #4 Notre Dame is scheduled to play at 8 p.m.

(From past experiences, I can tell you that the 8 p.m. game rarely gets underway at 8 p.m...more like 8:30 or 9 p.m..)  

Saturday's semis take place at noon and 2:30 p.m. and can be seen on the ACC Network. The championship game will tip at noon Sunday and coverage switches to ESPN.


The popular Cardinal Couple ACC Tournament Pick 'Em is back again this year and at last count, we had close to 25 entries.  You can get your picks in by posting them in today's comments section by noon or sending them to either or 14 games to give us winners in and, in case of a tie, please also submit what you think the total number of points will be in the final game. 

Repeat. Entries in by noon. Thank you!

We invite you to enter, it's free and first place gets a $25 gift card for Cracker Barrel, second place a $20 Subway gift card. 

Good luck and may the best entry win!



  1. Cards play at 6PM Friday, not 8PM

  2. Cards haven't won this tournament in a few years and one has to think that if they can get NC State on a neutral court they can beat them,

    I think a key is our post play. The league has two great centers in Cunane and Kitley. We need Dixon and/or Cochran to see if they can match their effort, intensity and point production.

    Blue Lou

  3. I want the NC State championship game rematch. We CAN beat them 👍

    1. I agree cards can beat them NCST.

  4. Cards can beat them but I'd rather take my chances with UNC

  5. Hello Friends !!
    Arthur Here !!

    How bout my Tigers yesterday ! Coach Butler got a huge game out of Washington and we sent the Orange back to the airport to move on. We also got big games out of Robinson and Hannah Hank.

    We're headed to breakfast before we hit the Coliseum for our 11 a.m. game against Va Tech. Had a great time yesterday, watching all three games and capped off the evening with wonderful cuisine at our favorite Italian restaurant -- Sticks and Stones -- here in town.

    Paulie, ran into one of the ushers at the Coliseum (Ben) who remembered you. He was asking about you and told me to tell you that his offer to go fishing on his farm pond was will good.

    Sparse crowd yesterday until Duke played, I expect it'll pick up today with Wake and Duke advancing and we hear a large Georgia Tech contingent is in town, too.

    They used tohave a "kids day" for the Thursday opener here, where they brought in quite a few schools. Haven't heard if that'll happen today, but, it gets noisy when they dis in pat years.

    Your friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC


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