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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Golf at Cougar Classic -- Volleyball Moves to #3 -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Golf Completes First Two Days at Cougar Classic

Louisville women's golf completed the first two rounds of the Cougar Classic with a 20-over-par 588 for 17th place. The third and final round begins today. The event is in Charleston, SC and being hosted by the College of Charleston. 

Carmen Griffiths shot 4-over-par 75 to sit in 35th. Mairead Martin is 63rd at +5 (74-73). Gabbi Bentancourt is 67th at +6 (73-75). Molly Lyne is 79th at +8 (76-74). Carly Haines wraps up the Cards in the event in 92nd at +13 (79-76).

Being the opening event of the 2022-2023 season, there shouldn't be much concern of the lower-than-expected placement. The squad is made up of two freshmen, two sophomores, and one junior. As the season progresses, especially into the spring, Coach Whitney Young will have the younger faces ready to go.

Lauren Thibodeau and Hana Ryskova have both been in the standard rotation in the past. The duo enter their final year of eligibility. It's assumed they are sitting out this event to allow other players to get experience.

Volleyball Moves Up to #3

Following a strong weekend of sweeping a ranked Purdue team and Lipscomb, Louisville volleyball moved up a spot to #3 in the latest AVCA Poll. The Cards hold a 7-1 record.

Texas retained the top spot. Nebraska sits close behind the Longhorns in the second spot. Wisconsin leapt up a couple spot to fourth while Ohio State cracked the top five.

Other teams to note in the rankings include #7 Georgia Tech, #8 San Diego, #9 Stanford, #10 Purdue, #12 Pittsburgh, #13 Kentucky, and #21 Western Kentucky. Dang, Coach DBK, talk about putting together a loaded schedule!

Louisville travels to Kentucky on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. match on ESPN. There are still general admission tickets available for as cheap as $5.00 (before fees) on TicketMaster. The event will be at Memorial Coliseum.

The Cards then travel out west to visit Stanford on Saturday for a 10:00 p.m. ET match. There is no listed television for this match yet. One of the PAC channels is usually pretty good about picking events like this up, but it is a football Saturday, so all we can do is hope for the best. 

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!



  1. Kentucky always seems to "have our number" in Memorial for Volleyball. I hope we can turn it around.
    On another note, isn't it time to move our Volleyball to a bigger venue and why did we leave the KFC YUM! Center to begin with? The #3 program in the NCAA deserves something more than a small high school gym type building!

    Nick O.

    1. I always had mixed emotions about moving from downtown to LNFCU. To be fair, volleyball got absolutely *lost* in KFC Yum! Felt like playing in an empty arena, so I get the desire, at the time, to move to LNFCU. The atmosphere is amazing.

      But, yeah, it's getting cramped. Unfortunately, where do you move it to? There are no arenas in Louisville of a reasonable size for it. (Don't get Paulie and Jared started about Broadbent...just, "No.")

      So something probably needs to be built, but that requires $$$ and just doesn't happen immediately.


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