Indiana Falls at Louisville Despite Strong Effort
April 12, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Indiana Women's Soccer team continued its Spring Schedule on Friday by traveling to Louisville to take on the Cardinals. IU got on the board less than six minutes into the match but the Cardinals scored the next three goals to hand the Hoosiers a 3-1 loss.
Indiana's record in the spring now falls to 2-1-1 with one match remaining.
"This was a huge test for us tonight," Indiana head coach Amy Berbary said. "Louisville has some very dynamic players and play a great brand of soccer. We had moments of greatness and made some big mistakes. We build and grow together as a team."
The Hoosiers started the match off very strong and were able to get a goal in the sixth minute when Rebecca Candler dribbled to the endline and then sent the ball into the box, where Jordan Woolums was waiting and flicked the ball inside the far corner of the goal to put IU on top, 1-0.
Indiana continued to put the pressure on Louisville over the next 15 minutes but were not able to find the back of the goal, despite drawing five corner kicks in the first half.
Louisville evened the match with less than five minutes remaining in the half on a free kick. IU goalkeeper Shannon Flower made a number of tremendous saves in the half to thwart UofL attacks.
In the second half, the Cardinals took advantage of a couple IU mistakes in the defensive half of the field to score two second half goals and put Indiana in a 3-1 hole as the game came to a close. Sarah Stone was strong in goal for Indiana, making numerous outstanding saves to keep the Hoosiers within striking distance.
But the Hoosiers battled until the end, controlling possession and creating quality chances over the final 10 minutes - even hitting the post on a couple of shots late in the contest - but could not draw any closer than 3-1.
Indiana will conclude the spring season next Saturday (April 20) when they take on the Haitian National Team on the campus of IUPUI starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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