Well, it wasn’t one for the victory column for the 11th ranked Cards but not one for the loss column either. Instead, it’s a rivalry battle with #19 Kentucky that will be left unclaimed on the men’s soccer pitch… at least for this year. Seven of the last nine have gone in favor of the Cardinals.
This time around the Cards were lead by senior and Lexington native, Mohamed Thiaw and sophomore Cody Cochran, a Louisville native. Making his first start of the season, Thiaw connected for the first score of the match, in the 14th minute.
The Cards equalized when Cochran was in the box off of a free kick by senior and ACC offensive player of the week, Tim Kubel. From the left, Kubel served the ball into the box where it deflected off a UK defender to Cochran, who redirected it inside the far right post to even the score at 2-2 in the 42nd minute. It was the second career goal for Cochran and the 20th collegiate assist for Kubel.
All four goals in the match were scored during a span of 28 minutes in the first half. After scoring the first goal of the night, Louisville surrendered a pair of goals to the visitors before connecting on the equalizer in the final minutes of the opening 45. The Cardinals were the dominant side for much of the evening finishing with a 9-3 advantage in shots, including a 6-2 margin on goal.
Up next, No. 8 Louisville opens its grueling ACC schedule against No. 2 Wake Forest on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., ET at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.
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