The Cardinals went on their first road trip of the 2019 season for 3 matches with Florida Atlantic University, University of South Florida and they also opened ACC conference play vs Syracuse. They walked away 1-1-1 after the trip to move their overall record to 2-1-2 on the season.
CARDS vs FAU – W 3-0
All three Cardinal’s goals came in the second half. The Cards held a 5-3 shot advantage in the first half, putting two shots on goal, while holding the Owls without an on-goal attempt.
In the 53rd minutes, the Owls were called for a hand ball inside the box, giving the Cardinals a penalty kick. Louka Masset stepped up to the line and drilled home his second goal of the season and scoring his second PK in as many games.
Cherif Dieye added to the Cards lead in the 62nd minute. Dieye gathered the ball off a header by an FAU defender, and blasted the ball home into the bottom right corner of the goal from the top of the 18-yard box.
Louisville tacked on one more goal in the 70th minute when Izaiah Jennings drilled home a shot from about 25 yards out, into the upper right 90.
CARDS vs USF – L 0-2
The Cards suffered its first loss of the season to the Bulls.
South Florida scored twice in the first 19 minutes of the game. The Bulls got on the board in the 8th minute, before adding their second goal in the 19th minute.
The Cardinals had two scoring opportunities late in the first half as Elijah Amo and Cherif Dieye each put a shot on goal, but both were saved by the USF keeper.
Leonard Getz had the first scoring opportunity for the Cards in the second half, putting a shot on goal in the 55th minute. Louisville was forced to play a man down during the final 17 minutes when Izaiah Jennings was sent off with a red card.
CARDS vs Syracuse – T 0-0
UofL goalkeeper Jake Gelnovatch made a career-high seven saves on the night. Five of those saves came in the second half.
Despite being out-shot 6-to-3 in the first half, the Cardinals put more shots on target, 3-2, than Syracuse. Haji Abdikadir had the first opportunity in the 7th minute. Cody Cochran added a shot on goal in the 33rd and Leonard Getz added another in the 40th.
The Louisville offense was limited to one shot in the second half as the Orange accounted for eight.
In the final seconds of regulation, Syracuse’s Luther Archimede received his second yellow card game, resulting in a red card and an ejection. The result gave the Cardinals a man advantage during the overtime periods.
Emil Elveroth has a chance inside the box in the 97th minute, but the shot was blocked by a Syracuse defender. Cherif Dieye put a shot on goal in the 106th minute that the Syracuse keeper was able to scoop up, it was the only shot on goal by either team in overtime. The Cardinals’ defense was able to keep the Orange without a shot attempt in the overtime periods, resulting in the scoreless tie.
NEXT UP: LOUISVILLE VS VIRGINIA TECH
When: September 20 | 7:30 p.m.
Where: Louisville, Kentucky
Venue: Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium (5,300)
Live Video: Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Go App
Series History: Virginia Tech leads 8-4-3
Last Meeting: Louisville 1, Virginia Tech 0 |10/6/17 Blacksburg, Va.
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