By Dristant Pokharel

The University of Louisville women’s soccer team couldn’t secure back-to-back wins, with their short trip up north ending in a 0-2 loss Thursday night vs. Indiana.

A tough test

The match against the undefeated Hoosiers was always going to be a challenge for the Cards, who have struggled this season with only one win in six games. The constant pressure from the in-form Hoosiers paid off with a quick goal in the ninth minute following a corner kick. Indiana went into halftime with a one-goal lead, completely dominating the Cards, as they had 10 shots while Louisville had none.

The Cards conceded a goal just one minute into the second half after a deflected long-range shot found its way into the net at the far post.

Indiana then opted to sit back, inviting Louisville to attack, but the Cards couldn’t script a comeback. The game ended in a 0-2 defeat for the Cards. U of L keeper Erynn Floyd made a career-high nine saves in a single match as the Cards faced 20 shots while only managing 5 shots themselves.

U of L women’s starting 11 Photo Credits // Annabelle Merz, Louisville Athletics

A hope to gain momentum

Louisville now plays its next three matches at home. With the home crowd’s support, the team is expected to find their stride after a disappointing start to the season. All eyes will be on freshman Molly Cochran, who found the net twice in Louisville’s win over Central Michigan on home turf. Winning these upcoming matchups is crucial for the Cards to gain momentum.

Louisville will welcome Wyoming at Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 pm ET.

Photo Courtesy // Annabelle Merz, Louisville Athletics