We are all pretty upset about basketball, and probably will be for awhile. But for now, let's just set that aside and focus on the volleyball team as they face the Louisville Cardinals tonight at 7:30pm, which will be aired live on BTN. I know many of you will be watching the B1G championship instead, but that starts at 8pm, so why not catch half an hour of volleyball prior to the game?
Louisville is a familiar opponent to Purdue. Last year, Purdue also played Louisville in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament at Purdue where the Boilermakers won 3-1. It wasn't easy, and Purdue also lost hitter Anna Drewry to an ACL tear. Purdue also played Louisville in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge in Champaign during non-conference play this season, where Purdue went on to beat Louisville in 5 sets. Louisville finished the regular season are Big East regular season champs, but then lost in the semi-finals to Notre Dame, as Cincinnati (also in our bracket and another team Purdue beat in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge) won the tournament. Louisville swept Ball State last night and are dangerous, as they have been wanting to defeat Purdue for awhile.
I expect a victory in 4, but maybe even 5 sets. Louisville fans will also be there with the most original cheer in the world. However, the Boiler Box will be rocking one last time this year to support our ladies on their Road to San Antonio, with a pit stop in Minneapolis next weekend for regional finals.
Don't forget, the game will be on BTN at 7:30pm. Since I do not have a smart phone, feel free to follow my twitter @juan_way_street for my thoughts during the game.
Brace yourselves, the C-A-R-D-S CARDS! CARDS! CARDS! are coming.