Oct. 18, 2009
Queens. NY - The No. 7/7 Louisville men's soccer team fell 3-2 at St. John's in overtime. The Cardinals fall to 9-2-2 on the season and 5-2-1 in league play while the Red Storm improve to 4-2-7 overall and 3-1-4 in league play.
The Cardinals had the first scoring chance of the game asColin Rolfe had a shot on goal in the third minute of play. Louisville tested Red Storm keeper again in the 34th minute, but the keeper stopped a Paolo DelPiccolo shot. The Cards struck first as Josh Lipka dribbled past two defenders and sent a shot past the keeper inside the left post.
The Red Storm came out pressuring in the second half asNelson Becerra tested Cardinal keeper Andre Boudreaux with a shot in the 59th minute who came away with a save. Boudreaux then saved a Connor Lade effort in the 61st minute to keep St. John's off the board.
St. John's tied the game in the 75th minute when Wegge Gundhus curled a corner kick into the box and Pablo Punyed headed the ball into the back of the net. Wegge Gundhus then gave the Red Storm a 2-1 lead two minutes later. After a deep punt by Derby Carrillo, the ball bounced off a Louisville defender and ended up at the feet of Wegge Gundhus. The midfielder then dribbled into the box and chipped a shot over the head of Boudreaux.
The Cardinals pressured late in the game paid off in the 85th minute. After dribbling down the left side of the field, Mark Knight sent a centering pass into the box and Rolfe beat Carrillo to tie the game at 2-2.
The Red Storm had a chance to score in the 86th minute, but Boudreaux made the save, sending the game into extra periods.
St. John's had the first chance in overtime but the shot went just wide in the 91st minute. In the 95th minute the Cards' Freddie Braun had a chance off a corner kick but Carrillo made the stop.
The Cardinals will be back in action on Wednesday, as they take a break in conference play to host Indiana at 7:00 p.m. in Cardinal Park