Oct. 5, 2011
Bloomington, Ind. -
The No. 11 Louisville men's soccer team rallied after falling two goals behind to defeat No. 10 Indiana 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday night in Bill Armstrong Stadium. The win gives the Cardinals their first win against the Hoosiers in Bloomington in nine tries. Louisville improves to 7-3-0 on the year while the Hoosiers fall to 6-2-2.
Junior Greg Cochrane got the Cardinal offense going early with a shot in the fifth minute that went wide. The Hoosiers found the net first when Tommy Meyer found Eriq Zavaleta at the far post for the goal to put IU up 1-0. The Hoosiers continued to attack but Andre Boudreaux came up with big saves in the 15th minute and 18th minute of play.
Senior Kenney Walker took a corner kick in the 20th minute finding Nick DeLeon, but the header went high. The Hoosiers had another chance in the 30th minute but Alec Purdie's shot hit the post. Ryan Smith's shot in the 42nd minute was blocked by an Indiana defender. Neither team was able to get anything going before the end of the period.
Louisville finished the first half with a 5-4 shot advantage and both teams finished with a corner kick. Boudreaux finished with two saves while Indiana's Luis Soffner was not tested.
The Cardinals gained possession to start the second half but were not able to finish. DeLeon had a shot from 18 yards out but Soffner came up with the save. In the 56th minute Indiana's Alec Purdie took a header from Jacob Bushue to finish the shot and put Indiana up 2-0. The Hoosiers continued to press as Chris Estridge's shot was saved by Boudreaux in the 59th minute. Boudreaux came up with another big save in the 66th minute, collecting Purdie's shot.
The Cardinals got the ball in front of the Hoosiers' net in the 73rd minute as Austin Berry
headed the ball to Colin Rolfe
who blasted a shot past the keeper. The Cardinals regained possession and 47 seconds later Rolfe threw the ball in and DeLeon flicked the ball to Walker who blasted a shot in for the equalizer.
Louisville continued to press as Michael Roman had a shot in the 75th minute but the keeper grabbed the save. Berry's header in the 75th minute was saved. The Hoosiers had two shots blocked by the Cardinal defense in the 80th minute. Junior Buck Tufty slipped the ball past the keeper in the 81st minute but an offsides was called, negating the goal. Neither team was able to find the net in the final minutes forcing the match into overtime.
The Cardinals wasted no time in the overtime period, playing off the momentum from the end of the second period. Roman had a shot that was saved 21 seconds into the overtime period. Four minutes later Andrew Farrell crossed the ball to Walker and he blasted the shot past Soffner for the game-winner.
Louisville finished the game with a 13-11 shot advantage, holding the Hoosiers without a shot in the overtime period. The Cardinals also had a 4-2 corner kick advantage. Boudreaux finished the game with three saves while Soffner finished with four.
Louisville will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 8 against Syracuse at 7:00 p.m. in Cardinal Park.