Louisville City takes down Detroit in a shootout in Round 2 play of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
05/18/2016 11:40 PM
The Louisville City FC scored an exciting victory in the first step of their quest for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night. The team took on Detroit City FC from the National Premier Soccer League in second round Cup play at Bellarmine University.
Despite a dominating offensive performance that saw Louisville with a 12-2 shot-on-goal advantage, Detroit held on to end the 90 minute regulation with a scoreless tie. In Cup play, ties are decided by two 15 minute overtime periods, followed by a shootout, if necessary.
Detroit got on the board first with a goal by Seb Harris at the 105 minute mark, just before the end of the first extra period. Louisville didn’t let that get them down, despite losing defender Conor Shanosky to two yellow cards. Forward Ilija Ilic curled one in at the 120 minute mark to square the match at one with an assist by Paolo DelPiccolo.
As the second period of extra time ended, the teams prepared to decide the match with a shootout. Once again, Louisville dominated offensively, scoring on three of their penalty kicks to Detroit’s lone goal. Those kicks gave Louisville the deciding point for a 2-1 victory.
Louisville now advances to the third round of Cup play on June 1 against Indy Eleven.