Oct. 21, 2011
Louisville, Ky. -
Rutgers enters the game with an overall record of 7-5-1 and a BIG EAST record of 4-1-0. In their last game, the Scarlet Knights earned their first shutout of the season defeating DePaul 1-0. The win was also their first BIG EAST road win of the season.
The Scarlet Knights are led in scoring and assists by Juan Pablo Correa with four goals and five assists for 13 points. Kene Eze leads the team in goals with five on the year. Kevin McMullen leads Rutgers in goal with a 1.44 goals against average. He has one shutout on the year and 31 saves.
Louisville leads the overall series with the Scarlet Knights 4-1-1. The Cardinals have won three of the last four meeting with Rutgers. The Cardinals own a 3-0-0 record against the Scarlet Knights in Cardinal Park. Louisville has not surrendered a game to Rutgers since 2008, the only loss of series for the Cardinals. Under head coach Ken Lolla the Cardinals own a 3-1-1 record against the Scarlet Knights. Last season the Cardinals defeated Rutgers 2-1 on the road. The last time the two teams played in Cardinal Park, the Cards walked away with a 2-0 victory.
Cardinal Quick Hits
Junior All-American Colin Rolfe is currently fifth on the all-time goals list with 27 career goals. He recently moved into a tie for fifth place with former Cardinal Ali Elwakhi. He needs just one goal to move into a fourth place tie with George Zabanah.
Rolfe currently has 70 career points, which moves him into third on the all-time points list. He recently passed former Cardinal standout Ali Elwakhi.
Last season Cardinal keeper Andre Boudreaux surpassed Jeremy Morales for the school-record for career shutouts of 23 with his sixth shutout of the season in the 2-0 win against Notre Dame. He started the 2011 season off with back-to-back shutouts to continue to set the record. Boudreaux currently has seven shutouts this season. He now owns the record with 33 career shutouts.
The Cardinals will be sending off the most decorated senior class in school history on Saturday night. Seniors Austin Berry, Andre Boudreaux, Jimmy Crick, Nick DeLeon, Mark Knight, Colin Rolfe and Kenney Walker will play their final regular season game at Cardinals Park on Saturday evening. Five of the seven seniors are ranked in the Top Drawer Soccer's Top 100 Upperclassmen.
No Place Like Home
The Cardinals have been stellar at home since head coach Ken Lolla has taken over the reins at Louisville. The Cardinals have compiled a 5-2-1 home record this year. Last season the Cardinals finished with a home record of 11-0-1. The Cardinals compiled a 9-0-2 record at home in 2009. The Cardinals own a 42-9-9 record in Cardinal Park since Lolla took over the program six years ago.