Syracuse wants to halt UofL soccer run

Not basketball or football but there is the English accent … and the squeaky tennis shoes.

Ian McIntyre, Syracuse soccer coach, discusses the upcoming match against the University of Louisville Wednesday in the Rust Belt city. UofL is 11-0-2, Syracuse 2-8-5.

The only way this match gets mentioned in the local media is if Louisville loses. Don’t let that happen.

U of L soccer remains 1, 2 nationally

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For the third consecutive week, University of Louisville soccer remains No. 1, Akron No. 2 in Top Drawer Socccer’s national college rankings.

Three weeks running, Akron is No. 1, and U of L No. 2 in the College Soccer News poll.

U of L entertains DePaul Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Cardinal Park. Louisville has a 10-0-2 won-lost-tied record, DePaul is 3-7-4.

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3,302 witness Louisville win over Notre Dame in soccer

Freshman Dylan Mares collected his sixth goal of the season, with an assist from Colin Rolfe, to lead the University of Louisville to a 2-0 win over Notre Dame.

Dylan Mares

Nick DeLeon, a junior, added another goal in the 84th minute to ice the victory.

A crowd of 3,302 fans, third best in U of L soccer annals, saw U of L improve its record to 10-0-2. The win over Notre Dame also removed the sting from a disappointing loss during Big East Tournament play last season.

Here’s the euphoria following Mares’ goal at the 54:42 mark:

And here is one of the more contentious moments during the match. Note how U of L’s Colin Rolfe keep his cool:

Louisville soccer rips Cincinnati, 3-1

Charlie Campbell, a senior transfer from Virginia Tech, scored two goals Wednesday to lead the University of Louisville soccer team past Cincinnati 3-1 in the Queen City.

The score was tied 1-1 at the intermission.  Ken DeLeon punched one home for U of L at the 62:17 mark, followed by Campbell’s second goal 10 minutes later. The win improves U of L’s record to 9-0-2.

Cincinnati had dominated the first two decades of the series. But that was before Ken Lolla took over the Louisville reins three seasons ago. The Bearcats haven’t won since.

Ranked first, second and seventh in various college soccer polls, U of L returns home Saturday to meet Notre Dame at 7 p.m. at Cardinal Park. In the last meeting a year ago, Louisville lost to the Irish 4-3 in the semifinals of the Big East tournament. The game was decided by penalty kicks after the game was tied 0-0 tie after two overtime periods.

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