April 23, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville women's soccer team closed out the spring season with a 3-1 victory over Bellarmine last Friday at Cardinal Park.
The Cardinals opened the scoring in the 10th minute as Christine Exeter finished on an assist from Nicole Mitchell. Louisville continued to create quality chances and was able to capitalize again in the 39th minute as Megan Berberich made a run out of the back, combined with Exeter, and finished for her first goal of the spring. Charlyn Corral closed out the first half with a shot from distance that caused issues for the Bellarmine goalkeeper as it bent into the back of the net. The Cardinals went into halftime with a commanding 3-0 lead.
Louisville cleaned up some tactical issues in the second half and focused on working to keep better possession. The Knights applied more pressure on the Cardinals and were able to create some quality scoring chances late in the second half. Off of a long throw in from BU, the Louisville was called on a handball in the box and Bellarmine converted the PK to cut the Cardinals' lead to 3-1 with 10 minutes left. The Cards and Knights fought it out for possession in the final 10 minutes with Louisville earning its fourth win of the spring.
"This was a great game played by Bellarmine and we are happy to have our Louisville neighbors on our spring schedule," said Louisville head coach Karen Feguson-Dayes. "We were able to capitalize on some things we've been working on this spring and I liked how everything came together. We've had a successful spring and our players are excited to come back in August ready to compete for championships.