Late break-away score helps Louisville upend No. 22 Wake Forest
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. -- Junior Michelle Amon's goal with 8:33 remaining in the game lifted Louisville to a 2-1 win against No. 22 Wake Forest on Sunday.
Wake Forest (6-8) took an early lead four minutes into the game when Kari Walkley shot the ball past Cardinal goalkeeper Erin Conrad.
Louisville (9-7) answered at the 16:28 mark with a goal from senior Amber Thomas. Freshman Victoria Stratton launched a shot toward the goal that Thomas picked up, beating Wake goalkeeper Kaitlyn Ruhf for the equalizer.
The teams entered the break tied at one after Wake Forest held a 12-4 advantage in shots and Conrad registered eight first-half saves. Louisville held a 4-3 edge in corners.
Wake Forest had a chance to pull ahead in the 42nd minute when Anna Kozniuk fired a shot past Conrad, but senior Natasha Leickly came up with a defensive save just before it crossed the line for a goal.
The Cardinals grabbed the go-ahead goal at 61:27 when Michelle Amon collected a pass from junior Erin Schneidtmiller and sent the deflection past Ruhf to make the score 2-1. Louisville kept the Wake Forest offense in check for the final nine minutes to seal the score.
The Demon Deacons held a 5-4 edge in second half shots and outshot the Cards 17-8 overall. Wake also held a 2-1 lead in penalty corners, but the teams finished the game with five corners apiece. Conrad tied a career-high with 11 saves in the game while Ruhf had four stops.