Oct. 22, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - - Junior Nicole Youman and sophomore Hayley Turner each scored a pair of goals to help the 14th-ranked University of Louisville wrap up the home season with a 6-0 win over Pacific Thursday afternoon at Trager Stadium. The Cardinals (9-7) will travel to Iowa for another non-conference match on Sunday.
"This was a good game for us to come out and be able to execute our attack after a tough 2-1 loss to Wake Forest on Sunday," said U of L head coach Pam Bustin. "The players were able to get a lot of touches on the ball and hopefully we'll be able to generate some momentum as we close out the regular season and head to the Big East Conference Tournament."
The Cardinals scored five of their goals in the first half while outshooting the Tigers 13-0 and holding a 4-0 penalty corner advantage. Junior Tuli Lim got the offense started when she rifled a shot past Pacific goalkeeper Ashlee Schlesier to open the scoring at the 4:10 mark. Five minutes later, Turner's shot from the middle of the circle gave the Cards a 2-0 lead.
Junior Rachel Hollenbach tipped junior Jenna Ahern's penalty corner shot to increase the lead to 3-0 at the 12:01 mark. Youman added another goal at the 23:40 mark, when she dribbled into the circle through a sea of defenders and sent a reverse shot past Schlesier to make it a 4-0 game. Turner notched her team-leading eleventh goal of the season less than two minutes later to make the score 5-0 as the teams entered the break.
In the second half, Louisville outshot Pacific 17-2 with Tiger goalkeeper Christina Niccum turning back nine of those shots before Youman connected on a rebound to complete the scoring at 6-0 with eleven seconds remaining in the game.
In the game, the Cards outshot the Tigers 30-2 and held a 6-2 corner advantage. Louisville goalkeeper senior Heather Bustanoby (9-7) and freshman Erin Conrad shared the shutout for the Cardinals' fourth shutout of the season. Schlesier had four saves, while Niccum picked up nine stops for the Tigers (3-9).