October 14, 2017

Women’s soccer downs Pittsburgh 3-0

By Conner Farrell–

Women’s soccer downed Pittsburgh 3-0 to move to 9-6 on the season and 3-4 in conference play.

Celebrating senior day, the Cardinals came out of the gates hot scoring the first of their three goals two minutes into the game.

“It wasn’t really that attractive of a soccer game if I’m being honest with you,” said coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. “Two goals off a set piece and one off of a repress is who we are, I love how we got those two goals early and we’re able to dictate the rhythm of the game.”

Sophomore Forward Brooklynn Rivers notched the first goal of the evening off a throw into the box. Rivers then was able to shake off the lone defender to strike the ball into the top right corner.

The follow up goal came less than eight minutes later on a clearance miscue for the Panther defense. Senior Forward Alison Price was able to control the errant pass and pushed the ball ahead to the box. Frosh Midfielder Taylor Kerwin finished the scoring play with a slow rolling ball to the left of the keeper.

The Cardinal defense held strong for the rest of the first half only allowing one shot.

After the intermission, the Cardinals scored their third and final goal four minutes into the second half.

Junior defender Gabby Vincent held great position in the box while Forward Brooklynn Rivers lined up to take a free kick right of the box. Rivers rifled the ball into the box into the waiting foot of Vincent following a ricochet off a Panther player.

Continuing the stellar play of the first half, the Cardinal defense only allowed one more shot for rest of the match.

Women’s soccer is back in action on October 19 for the final home match of the season against Wake Forest.

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File photo / The Louisville Cardinal 

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