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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Volleyball Cruising Along in Brazil -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


   (Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Andersons !)

We're glad to be back! After a magical wedding, Katy and I have returned home from South Carolina officially married and back to the real world. We would like to thank everyone for their warm wishes and kind words. While it will be some time before we get the professional photos back from our photographer, plenty of friends and family captured many of the moments on their own phones and were kind enough to share those.

Katy looked absolutely stunning in our wedding dress and even brought me to tears as she walked down the aisle in the church.

Volleyball Wins Opening Matches in Brazil

Photo courtesy of Louisville Volleyball

Between their various adventures throughout Brazil, Louisville volleyball still is competing in friendly exhibitions.

The Cards began their tour with a match against Clube Paineiras do Morumbi U-21 team on June 10. Louisville swept the match 5-0 (25-16, -18, -12, -20, -17). While standard American collegiate volleyball plays 'best of five' with the if-needed fifth set being to 15, the two teams agreed to play all five sets to 25 each for the extra practice.

Louisville then faced Sao Jose Volei team yesterday. The Cards came out on top 4-1 (25-18, 25-19, 25-13, 21-25, 25-9). This was another match that the teams agreed to play five full sets to get the extra practice.

Photo courtesy of Louisville Volleyball

Any concern about the sole loss in the fourth set? No. It's all exhibition play and the coaching staff is purposely playing mix-n-match with players on the court to see how players can gel with each other and find the best fit. Plus, even the best volleyball teams lose sets regularly.

While we are used to seeing Elena Scott rep the libero jersey, Coach DBK has rotated the jersey through a few faces. Don't worry, Scott is still poised for the starter position come regular season. 

Next on the schedule is a trip to Rio de Janeiro for some sightseeing and more volleyball.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!

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