UofL MEN'S SOCCER | Cards Win in Dramatic Fashion to Advance in NCAA Tourney

11/20/2016 08:53 PM

The No. 4 seed Louisville men’s soccer team is moving on to the NCAA Tournament third round after a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over UCLA on Sunday evening.

The Cardinals controlled the first half of the match, after an early goal by Jack Gayton. Gayton’s goal came in the third minute of the match and gave UofL a quick 1-0 lead. It was his third goal of the season.

The Cards led 1-0 at halftime.

The second half though was controlled by the Bruins. They tied the Cardinals thanks to a goal by Abu Danladi in the 59th minute of the match.

UCLA had even more chances in the second half to score, but UofL goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland made some stops. Cleveland ended the night with four saves.

The match went to overtime, and in the fourth minute of the extra session, Louisville’s Tate Schmitt received a cross from Danny Reynolds. Schmitt put the ball into the back of the net, giving his Cardinals a 2-1 victory.

With the victory, Louisville punched its ticket to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, where it will face No. 13 seed Notre Dame. Kickoff will be Sunday, November 27 at 5 p.m. ET inside Lynn Stadium.

Notre Dame and Louisville faced each other once this season, with Louisville winning 1-0 back in September.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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