FRIDAYS WITH DARYL
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
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
10-17 58.8% Cards
4-15 26.7% IUPUI
Reb. 10-9 Cards
1-3 33.3% Cards
2-7 28.6% IUPUI
End of 2Q 24 - 22 Cards (49-36)
9-17 52.9% Cards
8-19 42.1% IUPUI
Reb. 13-9 Cards
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.
End of 3Q 20-8 Cards
7-15 46.7% Cards
3-18 16.7% IUPUI
Reb. 16-12 Cards
2-4 50% Cards
End of 4Q 18-15 IUPUI
7-20 35% Cards
6-13 46.2% IUPUI
Reb. 10-12 IUPUI
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.
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
FINAL FRED TALLY: F_r_E_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.
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.
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.
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
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.