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Friday, November 11, 2022

Cards jar the Jaguars 84-62 -- Field Hockey opens NCAA Tourney -- VolleyCARDS at GT -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Hello readers and hello weekend!! I have a little more pep in my step this morning as it is my final day at my current position with the YMCA before I transition to my new role with UofL. I can’t wait to get back on campus and be a part of the organization we all love so dearly.

But enough about me, we have a boat load to cover as the basketball squad played at the Yum! Center on Thursday night and field hockey and volleyball have two huge matchups today so let's get right into it.

All game action photos from Jared Anderson


Cards win! 

Louisville defeated IUPUI 84-62 last night in front of more than 7,400 fans to remain undefeated on the season.  Chrislyn Carr lead the scoring for the Cards with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.  Hailey Van Lith had a double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  The two also led the team with 30 minutes on the floor each.  The squad will return to their home court on November 25th (Black Friday) for a noon game vs Longwood.

End of 1Q  25 - 14 Cards

FG %
10-17  58.8% Cards
4-15    26.7%  IUPUI
Reb.  10-9 Cards
3-pt %
1-3 33.3% Cards
2-7 28.6%  IUPUI

The starting line up again for the Cardinals was Chrislyn Carr, Morgan Jones, Hailey Van Lith, Liz Dixon and Olivia Cochran. The squad jumped out to a 10-0 lead with 7:30 still left on clock. Jones lead with 4 points (two of them from the free throw line) 2 reb. and 2 assists. Carr was the only starting card to miss their shot attempt in those first couple minutes. 

Rachel Kent sparked the Jags offense with two threes for 6 points for IUPUI's first 10 points with 5:30 left on clock. The lead was 14-10 Cards at the first time out in the game with 4:53 left on the clock. Mykasa Robinson was the first Card off the bench. Payton Verhulst entered the game not much longer after that and connected for her first points, a three, about 30 seconds later to put the Cards up 25-12. The Jags went more than 4 minutes without scoring while the Cards went 6-8. UofL had 7 points off the bench, 14 in paint and 2 turnovers in the quarter.

End of 2Q 24 - 22 Cards (49-36)

FG %
9-17 52.9% Cards
8-19 42.1% IUPUI
Reb. 13-9 Cards
3-pt %
1-3 33.3% Cards
4-7 57.1% IUPUI

Nyla Harris came into the game with a minute left in the first quarter but she made her presence known early in the second quarter. She went on a 9 point scoring run for UofL with a couple layups and made all 3 of her free throws. Coach Walz complimented her minutes in the game but also noted the foul trouble she found herself in with 4 fouls in just 16 minutes on the floor. Louisville had 11 points off the bench and 16 in the paint in the quarter. Defensively, they had 4 steals and 2 blocks.. Jones with 1 of each.  The Cards also had 6 of their 13 total turnovers in the 2nd quarter.  

HALF 49-36

End of 3Q 20-8 Cards

FG %
7-15 46.7% Cards
3-18 16.7% IUPUI
Reb. 16-12 Cards
3-pt %
2-4 50% Cards
1-7 14.3%

No check engine light on Carr who went 4-4 in the quarter, 2-2 from three point land for 10 of her 15 points.  UofL went on a 14-2 run to make it 65-44 over a 5 minute period while the Jaguars went 0-8. UofL converted 5 assists on 7 buckets made and went 4-7 at the FT line.  Jones fell to the floor and bumped her head with 4:33 on the clock.  She stayed on the bench 9 pts. 7 reb. 2 asst. 2 blocks and a steal.   Walz said there was no reason to put Morgan back in at this point of the game but she was cleared to play if they needed her.   UofL went on a 14-0 run over last 7:09 of the quarter.  

End of 4Q 18-15 IUPUI

FG %
7-20 35% Cards
6-13 46.2% IUPUI
Reb. 10-12 IUPUI
3-pt %
0-6 0% Cards
3-5 60% IUPUI

This one was never really close so Walz called Jalyn Brown's number to get a couple minutes on the floor. She was a very active player and I look forward to watching her get stronger with her shot throughout the season. Payton Verhulst, Merissah Russell and Harris were on the floor together at one point. The Jags also had put in some of their bench to get some playing time.


Louisville vs Belmont   
Sunday 11/13 
5 P.M. on ESPN+


FREE THROWS --  Louisville went 14-20 from the line for 70%.  HVL hit 4 of her 5 attempts and Nyla Harris hit all 3 of hers.  I believe if Morgan Jones would've played the rest of the game she would have had a handful more attempts at the line for the Cards being as that is how the game started.. two made free throws by Jones.   In fact, everyone who had a free throw attempt, made at least one.. i'm going capital F for free throws.  (Chew on that one Paul!!)

REBOUNDING --  The Cards had the rebounding advantage over IUPUI 49-42 lead by HVL with 10.  I am going to be a little more tough in this category than I was on free throws even though it is early in the season..  I hope the Louisville bigs start to dominate this category, but since HVL is logging at least 30 minutes as game and her ability to read the rebound, she may be the leader here too pretty often.   lower case r 

EFFORT/EXECUTION --  The Cards began this game on a 10-0 run and finished the third quarter on the a 14-0 run.   They were outscored in the fourth quarter 18-15 with a test drive with a couple players from the bench for Coach Walz.   The team went 0-6 from three with Merissah Russell taking 3 attempts and playing all 10 minutes of the 4th quarter.  Ive noticed Russell to be very vocal on the court and displays a confidence that could blossom into some team high performances throughout the season.  Capital E

DEFENSE --  As previously mentioned, the Cards lost the 4Q but a strong 3Q from both the offense and defense proved to be too much for the Jaguars to handle as this one was never really close.  UofL had 4 blocks and 9 steals with who else other than Mykasa leading with 3 of them.  Capital D


Note from management:

(Daryl's assignment of  capital "F" for free throws has had an inquiry and objection called on it and it will go before a review committee of Morey Amsterdam, Dave Chappell, Bill the Sailor and George Constanza)  

OK, probably not. I let these writers get away with soooo much stuff. 



#5 Louisville at #13 Georgia Tech

UofL is 22-2 on the season and 13-1 in ACC play with three weeks left of regular season.. Claire Chaussee is coming off a career-high performance against North Carolina on Sunday with 24 kills hitting .380.

The Cards faced the then #11 Yellow Jackets when they hosted on October 2. UofL was victorious 3-1 and lead by Claire Chaussee with 16 kills. Elena Scott had a career-day with 26 digs, five assists, and two aces. UofL is 14-4 all time against Georgia Tech winning 9 out of the last 10 and are 3-4 on the road against the them.

Georgia Tech Senior outside hitter Julia Bergmann has been named ACC Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season. Claire Chaussee also shares the honor this week.


Louisville at #6 Penn State

The Nittany Lions are 15-3 on the season and were 2022 Big Ten Co-Champions after a 7-1 regular season record in conference games. They are also lead by Big Ten Coach of the Year Char Morett-Curtiss.

The Cards and Penn St faced off at the beginning of the season when UofL visited them on August 28th.  The Cards walked away victorious over the then #11 Nittany Lions 2-1. 

Penn State scored first when they connected in the 2nd quarter. UofL was able to score the equalizer in the 3rd and then the game winner late in the 4th.  Penn St got on the board behind Sophia Gladieux's unassisted goal.  Penn State took the lead into the half after holding an 8-2 advantage in shots on goal and a 3-2 edge in penalty corners in the first half.  Louisville goalkeeper Sasha Elliott collected seven saves in the first half alone. Two Cards scored their first goals on the season in the match, Katie Schneider and Aimee Plumb.

Louisville defense staved off a pair of Penn State corners in the final 30 seconds of play.  Elliott turned back a shot on goal with her eighth save of the game and a Louisville defender blocked a shot on a second corner to keep the Nittany Lions at bay and preserve the win.

In the game, Penn State outshot Louisville 14-9 with a 9-7 edge in shots on goal and held a 5-3 advantage in penalty corners.  Elliott registered eight saves in the game while Barraco had five.

Louisville has a 2-0 lead in the all-time series between the two. The Cardinals bring a 12-7 record into the NCAA post season following a 1-0 loss to #5 Virginia in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. Louisville finished the season with a 1-5 mark in ACC play

Host, and fourth-seeded Michigan will face Albany in the other first round matchup Friday. The winners will meet in the quarterfinals Sunday at 1 p.m.

This marks UofL's fourth straight and 11th overall NCAA tournament appearance. In 2021, Louisville fell 1-0 to Harvard in the first round. The Cards are 5-6 in games against ranked opponents.

The BIG Ten has chosen to put this one on BIG10+, which means it's subscription.  Stupid conference, stupid decision.  Let's rake the folks for even more money. 



As always
Go Cards! 



  1. Congratulations Daryl and great recap. Carr was exceptional and this IUPUI team was deep and dangerous,

    Nick O

  2. Gonna go ahead and say this is the deepest, most talented team we've had, top to bottom.
    Still some meshing to do, but we're gonna be SCARY good🤗

  3. Congrats Daryl. Hope it goes well.

    Slightly off topic, but Lindsay Duvall went off for NKU against Lipscomb. Duvall posted four overall career-highs against the Lipscomb Bisons with 36 points, 15 rebounds, 17 made free throws and 27 free throws attempted. The contest went three overtimes, Northern Kentucky – 101, Lipscomb – 95

    I wish we were playing NKU this year.

    Curtis "Be Kind" Franklin


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