Oct. 13, 2010

Courtesy of Louisville Athletics

Cincinnati, Ohio - The No. 2 Louisville men's soccer team remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over Cincinnati at Gettler Stadium on Wednesday evening. Senior Charlie Campbell scored two goals to lead the Cardinals to their fourth straight BIG EAST win.

"The guys did very well tonight," said head coach Ken Lolla. "Tonight we played one or our best complete games and were rewarded with an important BIG EAST win."

The Cardinals were aggressive early on the offensive end. Junior Colin Rolfe had two opportunities in the first five minutes with his first going wide and his second being blocked by the Bearcat defense. Campbell had an opportunity in the 18th minute but his shot went just wide and then freshman Dylan Mares had a shot blocked in the 21st minute.

Campbell scored his first goal of the night in the 23rd minute. Campbell collected a defensive clearance and slipped it past the keeper. The Bearcats had a chance at the equalizer in the 33rd minute when Andre Boudreaux collected the save on Matt Bahner's shot. Boudreaux was not so lucky a minute later when Bahner scored on a header served in the box from Zach Patterson. In the final minute of the second half Boudreaux came up with a big save and finished the first period tied at 1 apiece.

Once again Rolfe got the Cardinal offense started with a shot that went just wide in the 55th minute. In the 61st minute Nick DeLeon had a shot go wide but seconds later Rolfe and DeLeon hooked up for the game-winner. Rolfe played the ball up the middle to DeLeon who found himself in a one-on-one with the keeper to score in the 62nd minute.

The Cardinal attack did not let up in the second half. Mares had another shot blocked in the 66th minute. Louisville was awarded a free kick in the 72nd minute when Paolo DelPiccolo served the ball inside the box where Campbell headed the ball in for the goal.

The Cardinal defense tightened up, allowing Cincinnati just two shots in the final 18 minutes. UC's Nick Weightman had a shot go high in the 72nd minute and Mark Konitsch had a shot go wide in the 84th minute. DeLeon had a chance for another score in the 85th minute but Bearcat keeper Matt Williams came up with the save.

Mares also tested Williams in the 86th minute but he collected the save and J.T. Murray had a shot immediately following but Williams snared the ball as well. Louisville finished the game with a 13-7 shot advantage while Cincinnati held a 7-5 corner kick advantage. Boudreaux finished with two saves while Williams finished with three saves.

The Cardinals will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 16 at they host Notre Dame at 7:00 p.m. in Cardinal Park.