UofL's Sander Roed races downfield closely guarded by Kentucky's Mason Visconti (Mike DeZarn photo).

Three losses in three years to Kentucky in any sport is a bit much for any University of Louisville athletic team. Not acceptable.

So it was particularly satisfying to see the UofL soccer team roll to a 4-2 win over UK at Lynn Stadium on Tuesday. Especially since Kentucky was coming off a year when they were considered one of the top college soccer programs in the country. Worse yet, they had beaten Louisville the past three seasons.

Come back down to earth Wildcats, the Louisville Cardinals forming the welcome home committee.

UofL would rack up a 3-0 lead early in the second half, coming on the heels of two goals by junior Gage Guerra. Times have changed, Louisville ranked seventh nationally against the 19th ranked Wildcats going into the match.

For the second straight match, UofL (4-0-0) was on the board in the first 10 minutes. David Boccuzzo played a long cross across the face of goal that settled on the foot of Georgallides who fired home a right-footed shot for the first tally just over eight minutes into the contest.

UofL goalkeeper Alex Svetanoff had not allowed a goal this season until UK scored off a rebound in the 74th minute.

Louisville opens Atlantic Coast Conference play Friday on the road against reigning national champion Syracuse. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.

UofL sophomore Damian Barker John jockeys for position for one of UofL’s 26 shots on goal (Mike DeZarn photo)
UK goal keeper is helpless as UofL kick sails to the back of the net (Mike DeZarn photo).
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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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