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Cardinal men’s soccer wins final road game of season

By on October 29, 2013
Photo by Austin Lassell

By Annie Moore

The number sixth ranked University of Louisville Men’s soccer team saw the end of its unbeaten streak, but also

a conference win in their final road games of the season last week.

Louisville first traveled to the University of Cincinnati, where they had their nine-game unbeaten streak ended

when the Bearcats won the Ohio River rivalry 2-0.

Following the loss the American Athletic Conference-leading Cardinals fell to 4-1-1 in conference play and 9-3-

2 on the season.

Cincinnati sophomore and Louisville native John Manga opened scoring in the 12th minute of the match when

he took a pass up the middle that found the back of the net past Cardinal GK Joachim Ball.

Just 12 minutes later, the Bearcats extended their lead when Will Diebold placed a shot inside the far left post to

put UC up 2-0, where the score would stay for the remainder of the match.

Ball recorded six saves in the loss, and Cincinnati GK Alex Gill had three saves in the Bearcats third shutout of

the season.

The Cardinals next traveled to Memphis for their final road match of the season.

A late goal from junior Nolan Moore with just three minutes left in regulation lifted the Cards over the Tigers.

The 2-1 victory was Louisville’s fifth road win of the season and puts their overall record at 10-3-2, 5-1-1 in

American Athletic Conference play— in sole possession of first place in the conference.

The victory on Saturday night also marked the seventh straight season Louisville has won 10 or more matches —

the longest such streak in school history. It was also head coach Ken Lolla’s 98th career victory in his eight years as

U of L’s coach.

Louisville hosts University of Saint Louis Thursday night. On November 3 the Cards play their last conference

game of the season against the University of South Florida. In the final match of the season U of L controls their

own destiny for the AAC regular season championship.

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