LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Cherif Dieye’s goal in the fifth minute of action proved to be enough for the No. 9 University of Louisville men’s soccer team in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win against Georgia State at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.

The Cardinals improved to 2-0-0 for the second straight season and moved to 32-11-11 all-time at Lynn Stadium. Tuesday’s outing was a dominant performance for the home side as Louisville finished with a 13-2 advantage in shots against the Panthers (0-2-0).

The only goal of the night came at the 4:42 mark in the first half when Dieye received a centering pass from Kino Ryosuke and scored inside the right post from 10 yards out. Pressure from the Cardinals created the chance as Dieye controlled a loose ball and passed up the right side of the attacking third to Ryosuke, who worked past a defender and turned the corner before finding Dieye in space.

The goal was the first of the season and the eighth of the career for Dieye. The assist was the first of the season for Ryosuke. Defensively, sophomore goalkeeper Will Meyer needed just two saves to register Louisville’s first shutout of the season.

Up next, No. 9 Louisville concludes its season-opening three-match homestand at Lynn Stadium against Saint Louis on Friday night. The match will be the second in a doubleheader with the Louisville women’s soccer team, which hosts Kentucky at 5:30 p.m. The Cardinals and SLU will kick off 45 minutes following the completion of the women’s match.

Fans can follow Louisville men’s soccer on Twitter at @UofLmenssoccer and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UofLmenssoccer.

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