Oct. 8, 2011
Box Score |
Louisville, Ky. -
The No. 11 Louisville (7-3-1, 0-2-1) men's soccer team finished in a scoreless tie with Syracuse (2-7-1, 0-2-1) on Saturday night in Cardinal Park. The match was the third straight with extra periods.
The Cardinals held possession for most of the first period. Colin Rolfe has the first shot on goal in the 31st minute but the Orange keeper Phil Boerger came up with the save. Syracuse's Nick Roydhouse's shot in the 34th minute was saved by Andre Boudreaux.
Will Vitalis had another opportunity for the Cardinals in the 37th minute but the Syracuse keeper came up with the save. The Orange had an opportunity in the 38th minute but the Cardinal defense blocked it in front of the goal for the save. Both teams could not find the net to finish the first half scoreless.
Louisville finished the first half with a 14-9 shot advantage and a 4-2 corner kick advantage. Boudreaux finished with one save and Syracuse's Boerger finished with two saves.
The Cards got off to a good start in the second period as Rolfe had a shot at the goal in the 47th minute but it was saved. Both teams had shots go high and wide but no shots on goal until the Orange tested Boudreaux in the 68th minute.
Kenney Walker blasted at shot that was collected by the Orange keeper in the 84th minute. Syracuse had a chance in the 88th minute but the Louisville defense blocked the shot. Nick DeLeon had a shot sail just over the crossbar with five seconds left in regulation.
Louisville controlled possession for most of the first overtime period. Ryan Smith had a shot just inside the 18 but the keeper collected it for the save in the 98th minute. In the final seconds Greg Cochrane crossed the ball in to Buck Tufty but his header went wide, forcing the second overtime period.
Syracuse gained possession to begin the second overtime period but was unable to get anything going. DeLeon had a shot go wide in the 106th minute. Boudreaux collected Louis Clark's shot in the 108th minute. DeLeon had a header that was saved in the 109th minute. Neither team was able to find the net in 110 minutes, resulting in a tie.
Louisville finished the game with a 31-23 shot advantage and a 9-4 corner kick advantage. Boudreaux finished with three saves and Boerger finished with seven. Rolfe led the Cardinals with three shots on goal.
The Cardinals will be back in action on Wed. Oct. 12 as they host the Cincinnati Bearcats in Cardinal Park at 7:00 p.m.