Softball Hosts North Carolina
It appears to be North Carolina hate weekend on campus with both Louisville softball and Louisville baseball hosting the Tar Heels on campus. For the Cards at Ulmer, the weekend schedule features one game on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Louisville had extra rest this weekend with their game against Kentucky getting postponed due to weather. With Don Dobina Field a little too wet to get much fielding done, we can assume the Cards spent plenty of time in the batting cages.
North Carolina fell to 19-18 this week after falling to Charlotte in a midweek game. The Tar Heels boast a 4-8 conference record.
As a team, UNC bats .275 with 156 total runs scored and 16 home runs. They have four players batting above .300, but have struggled a bit offensively.
Like the Cards, North Carolina has had some pitching woes, with a 5.45 team ERA. Four pitchers have seen between 35 and 83 innings pitched. Hannah George has been their top player in the circle with a 10-3 record and a .234 opponents batting average.
Today's game is slated for 6:00 p.m. Based off the forecast, we hope that will remain the same, but you might want to bring a coat or blanket to account for the chilly temperature.
Louisville Moves to #20 in Learfield Directors' Cup Standings
Following a strong winter sports season, Louisville moved up to #20 in the latest Learfield Directors' Cup standings.
Women's basketball finished their season third after making the Final Four and contributed 83 points.
Women's swimming and diving finished their season sixth- a program best- and contributed 73.5 points.
Men's swimming and diving finished their season 12th and contributed 64.5 points.
Women's indoor track and field finished 40th and contributed 31.5 points.
Men's indoor track and field finished 60th and contributed 13.5 points.
The 266 winter points puts Louisville at 452 for the school year. The Cards moved up from 25th after the fall season and hope to improve it even more in the spring.
Volleyball (3rd- 83 points), women's basketball (3rd- 83 points), women's swimming and diving (6th- 73.5 points), and field hockey (9th- 53 points) have been the top contributors so far. I guess women's sports continue to dominate Louisville Athletics. It's not like we haven't preached that here at Cardinal Couple since before some of the current student-athletes were born...
Cheer and Dance in Daytona
Louisville Cheer and Ladybirds are in Daytona at the NCA and NDA Championships. The event began yesterday and runs through the weekend.
Louisville Cheer will have three groups competing in All-Girl, Small Co-Ed, and Large Co-Ed. Each group will be competing in the varsity team event. The three groups had their preliminary round yesterday. All-Girl hit zero, meaning they had no penalties/deductions yesterday. Hitting zero is pretty uncommon so it was a great start for them.
Louisville Ladybirds will be competing in the jazz and hip hop divisions. Jazz had prelims yesterday and finals today. Hip hop begins prelims tomorrow.
We wish all of the groups the best of luck and hope to see five team championships come back to Louisville this weekend.
Happy Friday and Go Cards!