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Wednesday, November 1, 2023



Tuesday was media day for Louisville WBB, so ol' Paulie shuffled down to campus and the Kueber Center to get the words. 

All told, I got fifty minutes of Walz and seven players. Not bad for a 90 minute stay. I've put the links below. Enjoy! 

The order of play below is: Jeff Walz, Lele Love, Kiki Jefferson, Nina Rickards, Alexis Mobley. Elif Istanbulluoglu, Jayda Curry and Olivia Cochran. One of these years, they're gonna give me enough time to get around to all the players. 

Just a word of advice, Walz was with the media for almost an hour, so be prepared for a long listen in his segment below...   (Walz)   (Love)   (Jefferson)   (Rickards)   (Mobley and Istanbulluoglu)    (Curry)   (Cochran)

You can watch Walz's interview here  :


Rylie Wollerton had two goals and a assist in Louisville Field Hockey's win over Boston College in Charlottesville. 

It was BC who opened the scoring in the first round contest of the day, scoring with 8:33 gone in the first quarter. The Eagles didn't hold the lead long, though, as the Cards came back to tie the contest a minute and a half later when Mia Duchars found Rylie Wollerton for the equalizer score. The first quarter ended in that 1-1 tie. 

Louisville capitalized with about two minutes gone in the second quarter when Rylie Wollerton struck again....this time on an unassisted shot The Cards were able to maintain the lead going into halftime, despite being outshot by Boston College 7-4. Credit Cards goalie Merlin Van Der Vegt with four first half saves. 

Louisville increased their lead to 3-1 with seven minutes gone in the third quarter, this time it was Tyler Everslage, scoring off the feed from -- you guessed it -- Rylie Wollerton. 

The Eagles pulled their goalie with about six minutes to go in the contest and immediately went on a barrage of shots on the Louisville defense. That "player-up" finally paid off for BC when they scored with 2 minutes to go to get back within one of the Cards at 3-2. 

But, the Cards were able to prevent any other potential opponent goals the rest of the way and held on for the win. 

Louisville will now face Duke in the semis, a 3 pm game tomorrow on the Virginia field. It'll be another match-up of "student vs. teacher"...Cards coach Justine Sowry was an assistant coach under current Duke head coach Pam Bustin when the two were at Louisville. Sowry then replaced Bustin after Pam took the Duke job. 

The ACC Network will show both semi-final games tomorrow, UNC and Virginia will square off in the opener at 1 p.m.



  1. Great stuff with the players Paulie and Walz seemed pretty relaxed and happy.

    Nick O

  2. Some of these graduate transfers in sound like they've built a strong bond already. I ;like they have a jokester picked out already in Jefferson. And, glad they gave Catchagoogoo or Hotstrudelandhamsauce...whatever it is, a nickname in "E". The girl likes Friends and the late Chandler, she can't be all bad, right? Finally, Resse's Cups rule...everything else is second place.

    Curtis "Bee Friendly" Franklin


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