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Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Cardinal Couple -- Soccer wins at Vandy


-Louisville defeats Vandy 4-3 in exhibition

The University of Louisville women's soccer team won their first exhibition game of the 2013 season against Vanderbilt 4-3 Sunday night in Nashville. It was the first exhibition for both squads.

Charlyn Corral
Senior attacker Charlyn Corral had two goals to pace the Cards, who led 3-1 at halftime. Corral scored 16 minutes into the game to put Louisville ahead to stay. Senior attacker Christine Exeter found the back of the net 10 minutes later to make it 2-0 UofL. After a Vandy score, Corral tallied again with nine minutes left in the half to give the Cards a 3-1 advantage that they took into half time.

Louisville outshot the 'Dores 11-8 with shots on goal in the first 45 minutes.

Freshman Kari Weinland, a forward from New Albany, OH made it 4-1 Louisville six minutes into the second half. The Cards withstood a final period Vandy charge that made it 4-3 with 27 minutes remaining the the final half.

Freshman Paige Brown (Jackson, MO) started at goalie for Louisville and played the entire 90 minutes...allowing three goals and gathering four saves.

Christine Exeter
Coach Ferguson-Dayes started Exeter,Weinland, Brown, Nicole Mitchell, Chelsea Hunter, Erin Yenney, Devyn Ciotti, Rachel Melhado, freshman defender Caroline Kimble and Megan Berberich
along with Corral.

We've talked with Coach Karen several times over the last couple of months leading up to this game. She noted that scoring would come from several different areas. That was the case last night...with two veteran attackers and a freshman getting on the board. She also had good things to say about her freshman goalie from Missouri. Holding Vandy to jus one goal in 56 minutes of play is impressive. Brown does have a veteran defense in front of her, though. Melhado, Ciotti and Berberich have seen extensive minutes since they've been here.

"Overall I am pleased with our first game, it was a great starting point," said head coach Karen Ferguson Dayes. "I think we have some great attacking personalities, but at times they definitely exposed us defensively. We will use this opportunity to get better."

Louisville returns to action next Saturday in exhibition play against Purdue in West Lafayette, IN. Game time is 1 p.m.


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