By Mariam Prieto-Perez —
Louisville men’s soccer defeated No.2 Georgetown in double overtime 1-0. This will mark Louisville’s fourth win, ending Georgetown’s six game winning streak.
This was senior Cherif Dieye’s first game after being named ACC Offensive Player of the week after scoring a pair of goals on Virginia Tech granting Louisville a win.
Louisville’s goalie Jake Gelnovatch completed the game with two saves and was essential to the win.
The first half saw a power struggle between the Cards and Hoyas. Even though the Cardinals had multiple shot attempts, Georgetown’s defense deflected any chance for the Cards to score. Both offensives played hard, each corresponding five shot attempts. The Cardinals were close to scoring a goal, with two shots on goal, while the Hoyas only had one. Neither teams were able to find the net, finishing the half 0-0.
In the second half, the Cardinals stepped up their offensive, still having difficulties breaking through Georgetown defensive set. Both teams played an intense offense, with each finishing the half with four shots. After many close calls, neither team scored a goal, completing regulation with a tied score of 0-0.
Players were losing energy as they went into double overtime.
Senior Kino Ryosuke scored the only goal of the game, assisted by seniors Cody Cochran and Louka Masset.
Head coach John Michael Hayden commented on the team’s ability that was featured in the game. Hayden said, “I believe that we are capable of beating anybody in the country, but it’s about us being on our game and tonight you saw a little bit of that.”
Photo by Anna Marie Will // The Louisville Cardinal