Sept. 19, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Lindsay Boling, Caitlin Rehder and Ashley Auld each scored goals and freshman goalkeeper Chloe Kiefer notched her first career shutout as the University of Louisville opened BIG EAST play with a resounding 3-0 win over rival Cincinnati Friday night. UofL (3-2-1, 1-0-0 BIG EAST) has won six straight over the Bearcats (4-4-0, 0-1-0 BIG EAST), and for the fifth consecutive season the Cards open conference play with a win.
"This is a great way to open BIG EAST play," Head Coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes said.
"We prepared for this opponent all week, which allowed us to succeed."
Freshman Giselle Mangal served a cross into the six that Shannon Smyth was unable to finish, but a Bearcat defender attempted to clear it out with a header that Boling drilled under the crossbar from about 10 yards out for a 1-0 Cardinal lead at the 19:22 mark. It was the junior's team-leading fourth goal of the season, matching her career total entering the season.
In the 32nd minute Rehder threaded a perfect feed to a charging Boling, but her bid for her second goal skimmed the post wide right.
The 1-0 Cardinal lead carried into halftime. The Bearcats outshot the Cardinals 8-6 in the first half, with shots on goal 4-3 in favor of UC.
Kiefer made three saves in the first 45 minutes for UofL, with her back line clearing out a shot on goal.
Just 42 seconds into the second half, Rehder received a perfectly threaded ball from Auld and dribbled in on the keeper 1v1, beating her low, as she tucked under the far post for a 2-0 Cardinal lead. It was Rehder's first goal of the season.
Minutes later it was Rehder returning the favor, as Auld was given a clear path in on a ball off of Rehder's foot, and Auld chipped it inside the post to put the Cardinal's up 3-0 in the 53rd minute.
The Cardinals kept the pressure on, outshooting the Bearcats 9-8 in the second half, placing five more shots on goal. Boling lead the attack with six shots, four of which were on net.
Kiefer and the Cardinal back line were able to limit the Bearcat chances in the attacking third.
The Cardinals will have their final non-conference test of the season when they travel to Columbus, Ohio to face Ohio State Sunday at Noon.