Women’s soccer falls to Memphis
By Michelle Lewis
Despite leading nearly every statistical category Louisville’s women’s soccer team lost a double-
overtime thriller to rival Memphis 2-1 Sunday evening. The Cards were hosting their first and only
American Athletic Conference post season match at Cardinal Park completing their only season in
the AAC before moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014.
Louisville had 26 shots to the Tigers 9, 9 shots on goal to their 7, and they had 19 corner kicks to
Memphis’s 5. The Tigers also had two players issued yellow cards during the match yet were able
to dig in and come out with the win against the 24th ranked Louisville squad sending Memphis to
Orlando for the conference semifinals while the Cards await their NCAA fate at home.
The top performer for Louisville was Charlyn Corral who had 1 assist and 10 shots including 3
shots on goal. The Cards drew first blood when Devyn Ciotti scored on an 19 footer off a corner
kick but Memphis’s Valerie Sanderson answered with a 21 foot shot tying the game at one all. The
score remained knotted at one throughout regulation and the first overtime before Sanderson
scored her second goal of the match giving Memphis the upset win over the favored home team.
The Cards expect to still have earned an invitation to the College Cup and will learn their NCAA
fate when tournament selections are announced on November 11 at 4:30 pm.