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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sunday Cardinal Couple - ACC Network Takeover

 ACC Network Takeover

It's ours!  It's all ours!

Well, at least for the day.

Today is the day that Louisville is featured in the ACC Network Takeover series that they traditionally run in the summer.  Running alphabetically and starting by school name, and starting on July 5th, today is our day to shine.

ESPN made the decision to highlight women's sports for the whole takeover, with all prime-time programming on the channel during the takeover days showing women's sports.  For Louisville, that means alternating between two WBB games and two Volleyball matches.

Starting at 4pm, watch Hailey Van Lith go off in the fourth quarter against UConn in the Hall of Fame Women's Basketball Showcase game from December 19th.

Next up, watch the epic 5 set match (it will be trimmed somewhat to fit into two hours) between Louisville and Pitt in the L&N FCU Arena with Louisville's balanced attack (Chaussee, DeBeer, Stevenson, Tillman, and Jones all in double digit kills).

Back to basketball and the Michigan Elite Eight game that left Emily Engstler in tears of emotion in the post-game interviews.  Once again, Hailey Van Lith lights up the bucket, with Olivia Cochran hitting some crucial shots down the stretch to send the Cards to their 4th Final Four.

And to wrap off the day, you have to have a rivalry game, right?  Kentucky visits L&N FCU Arena to get beaten by Louisville for the first time in non-exhibition play since 2012.  Another five set thriller, which again means it will be trimmed to fit time constraints, but I assume they'll leave the final run, from down 9-7 to winning the fifth set 9-15, intact.  Claire Chaussee leads with 18 kills, followed by Anna DeBeer with 14, and Anna Stevenson with 12.

We would've loved to see more coverage of women's sports during this takeover, though we are grateful for the prime-time emphasis on women's competitions.  It would've been nice to see Field Hockey gets some attention after their excellent season.  You can't say they didn't have some exciting games, they had seven that went to overtime during the season.

In any case, check out UofL's special day on the ACC Network, all day today.

US Wins Women's Lacrosse Championship

A bittersweet victory for Louisville fans in the Lacrosse Championship, perhaps.  While the Americans won, the UofL rooting interest was heavily on the Canadian side of things with Hannah Morris, Kaylin Morissette, Nicole Perroni, Brenna Shanahan on the roster, and Allison Daley and Scott Teeter coaching.

Morissette and Perroni got time on the field in yesterday's game, an 11-8 loss for the Canadians.  Morissette is well known for her draw controls, and she did have five of the northerner's eight, but the yanks won the draw control battle overall with 15.

Perroni led the team with a pair of assists (along with Aurora Cordingly).

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast

While you're waiting for the women's sports on the UofL takeover, be sure to check out the CCRHP from yesterday.  Case, Jared, Paulie, and myself were on the call, with Daryl off helping to dry out the field at Slugger Stadium we assume.

A grab bag of topics was on the docket, with basketball, soccer, lacrosse, golf, and more.

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