Freddie Braun and Andre Boudreaux
Oct. 21, 2009
Louisville, Ky. - No. 8/11 Louisville men's soccer team defeated No. 25 Indiana 4-0 Wednesday night in Cardinal Park to record their 10th shutout of the season. The Cards improve their record to 10-2-2 overall while the Hoosier fall to 7-6-1.
The Cardinals brought the intensity and set the pace early in the matchup against Indiana University. Cardinal goalkeeper Andre Boudreaux recorded the first save of the game just over a minute into the first period. Freddie Braun followed up with a goal off a free kick from Kenney Walker in the fifth minute of play for Louisville to take an early 1-0 lead over the Hoosiers. Eight minutes later, Colin Rolfe kept the intensity high recording a goal on a cross from Mark Knight to up the score 2-0 in the 13th minute.
Louisville closed out the first period with a 9-2 shot advantage and a 2-1 corner kick advantage over Indiana. Goalkeeper Luis Soffner recorded two saves for Indiana in the first period, while Boudreaux finished with one save.
The Cardinals maintained the energy throughout the second period. In the 56th minute, Rolfe struck again from inside the box, to put the Cards up 3-0. Indiana's top scorer Will Bruin received a red card in the 75th minute and the Hoosiers played one man down the rest of the game.
The Cardinals took advantage and found the back of the net again. Mark Knight recorded the Cardinal's fourth goal of the night off a cross assist from Simeon Steward in the 82nd minute to close out the game.
Louisville finished the game with a 16-8 shot advantage while the Hoosiers finished with a 4-3 corner kick advantage. The Hoosiers finished with two saves while Boudreaux finished with three. With his tenth shutout of the season, Boudreaux tied the school record for shutouts in a season previously held by Jeremy Morales in 2000.
Louisville will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 24 against Rutgers at 7:00 p.m.