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Women’s soccer falls to Memphis

By on November 4, 2013

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.

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